Dear member,

I hope you had a good summer and are looking forward to our autumn season. We have a tremendous speaker to start us off next Tuesday 22nd September from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms. We welcome Geoff Pursglove from the Ashby canal to tell us of their progress. It’s a beautiful canal as I’m sure you know and Geoff and team have been busy extending the route in conjunction with British Coal. We are lucky to get Geoff as I know he’s especially busy at present.

The Packet is currently with the printer so will be with you shortly, but in advance of this I can publicise the events below.
Our October meeting is the AGM on 27th October, also at the Wilmot, so please keep the date free. I’ll be sending fuller details in the next few weeks.

We are also looking for support at a couple of upcoming events:
On Sunday 27th September we are at the Breaston Navigation supporting the Friends of the Navigation as we did last year. Feel free to drop in between 12 and 4pm to help or keep us company.
If you prefer more activity on a Sunday the local IWA is looking for volunteers on a clean up around Nottingham on the same date. This has been particularly effective and well received in the past – and if you need another bike or shopping trolley…………………

On Saturday October 10th we will be attending a regional canal event organised by the CRT at Castle Wharf Carrington Street, Nottingham NG2 1EE between 10am and 6pm. You’ll be able to see most East Midlands Societies represented, take trip boats see historic working boats and more. Details on CRT website.

Our working parties are in full flow and the next events are:
Sunday 20th Sept at Draycott – Ground clearance to isolate Japanese Knotweed for later spraying

Sunday 4th October at Draycott to start hedge trimming, etc. Meet at Hopwell Road at 9.30am

On 18th October we will be assisting the residents team by tree cutting/removal and clearing up – meet by Borrowash Bottom Lock at 9.30am
Thanks to the new faces – the workload is growing and the more the merrier.

You’ll see details below of our first fundraiser for a while. We hope to celebrate the work we’ve done at the Spondon winding hole and get some awareness for the pub that changed its name to recognise our efforts. So come and enjoy a fun evening at the Canal Turn in Spondon (previously the Moon).

Barn Dance Details

We welcome and appreciate the support of all our members and look forward to seeing you at some or all of the events above.

Chris Madge