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Welcome to Coombeswood Canal Trust
Hawne Basin

BBC article on Hawne Basin

On this page:-
• Work party dates • Friends of Leasowes • Atlas and Malus dates • Lapal Canal Trust • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •


SOCIAL CLUB NEWS

THE BAD NEWS

The Welcome to 2022 Party arranged for Saturday 15th January has had to be cancelled due to lack of "bums on seats"!!! We apologise to those of you who have had their names put on the List.

THE GOOD NEWS

SUNDAY LUNCHES
from January 9th 2022 and will be served from 12.15 - 1.15pm. BOOKING REQUIRED BY THURSDAY PRIOR.

BAR OPENING ON SATURDAY EVENINGS from 7,30pm

Unless anything unforeseen occurs BOTH of the above will go ahead as planned.

A NEGATIVE LATERAL FLOW TEST PRIOR TO ATTENDING IS SENSIBLE AND WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

Sunday Lunches in the Cabin

These will be available every Sunday on and after 9th January till further notice. The prices will be £3.50 for a main course and £1.50 for dessert making £5 for the whole meal. Please book either by phoning Dee (07564 112009) or by writing your name(s) in the book provided by the Kitchen door. Reservations to be in by the THURSDAY BEFORE EACH SUNDAY to allow Dee to get in supplies.
The lunches will be available from 12.00 noon until the LAST serving at 1.15pm. There will be NO SERVICE after 1.15pm!!



The Bar in the Cabin is now OPEN on Saturdays

See the drinks available here


We are following current government guidelines

From Sunday, 1st August, the Teaspot in the Cabin will be available for use.

However, we must remind you that, despite the lifting of restrictions, Covid-19 is still very much with us. We have been very "lucky" thus far in protecting those who are vulnerable in the Basin community, but that luck has been very much accompanied by diligence. With this in mind we would ask that you adhere to the notices posted:-

HANDS FACE SPACE

RESPONSIBILITY for the safe use of the Teaspot MUST rest with those using it.

HANDS - should be sanitized before using any of the utensils.
TEASPOONS - one person use and discard in container provided.
TEABAGS - please use the tongs provided to remove from the jar
MUGS - Leave on the tray by the kitchen door.

Please clean the area you have used before departing.

Please continue to check in for Trace and Test either by the QR code or the information sheet.

And last but not least ENJOY the little bit of added freedom in joining friends and colleagues for a cuppa.


West Midlands Police
Crimes and incidents on the waterways


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WORK PARTIES

Work Parties will start tst August 2021, at 9am at the wharf.
They will then be held on the 1st Sunday of every month until further notice.

Weather permitting

Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.


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CaRT Proposed Winter Notices 2021

Current stoppages on the BCN


See updates on the Volunteer Scheme here


BCNS Events


Membership renewal

Membership fees are due on 1st August. Please send us your cheque if you have not already done so.
You could lose valuable resources until you do.
You will find the forms HERE



General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

Please - if you have not done so already, complete and return the GDPR form so that we can communicate directly with you.
You can download the relevant form HERE if you need one.


IWA

The local IWA branch meets in the Cabin every month and will be delighted if you will all attend their meetings.
You can find their calendar HERE



Atlas and Malus



Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, including DofE Residential dates which are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

If you are interested in helping to crew Atlas and Malus or maybe becoming a ' boat sitter ' and explaining about the life on board a working boat and how the boatman's cabin could accommodate a family then how about spending a couple of hours on the dates that request a " sitter ". There is a document available to help with the explanation and layout.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith
paul.smith879@yahoo.co.uk

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Lapal Canal Trust
Work Parties

Please confirm attendance with Peter Fisher (0796 663 1648)

– 3rd Saturday Every month – 10am – Leasowes Park
– 1st Saturday Every month – 10am – Selly Oak Park

Web site

BBC News re the restoration


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Friends of Leasowes
work parties - scrub clearance of canal bed

to be advised - Contact details

All to meet at the car park off Mucklow Hill at 10 am. ( Subject to weather etc. )

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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.
Anything we do not have in stock we can order for you. .
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Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you turn into our stretch of the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access to the box.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             

 

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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355   
SkyName: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978