Your chance to get involved with the restoration of our lost canal – this Friday!

Lichfield Canal, Whitsun 1958.

It would be great to restore the canal to how it was before closure – as this 1958 Canal and River Trust image shows.

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting this Friday, 10th June 2016) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner Island), and all are welcome to attend.

You can check out the event’s Facebook page here.

If you’ve been thinking about supporting the trust or volunteering, this is a great way to find out more about them and what they do. You can find out more about volunteering on the project from this excellent blog post by Christine Howles.

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Huge strides are being made in restoring this lost line. Image from Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust.

At the moment, the volunteers are currently beavering away on the route of the lost line between Barracks Lane, Ogley Hay and The Boat restaurant, on the Lichfield Road at Summerhill, opening the route for walkers.

The Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust wrote of the meeting:

Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust Ltd. will be held at Park View Centre, Chester Road North, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7JB

Friday 10th. June 2016 at 7.15 pm.


Minutes of the 25th. Annual General Meeting 5th June 2015.
Matters Arising.
Directors’ Reports.
Treasurer’s Report and Presentation of Accounts for the year ended 31st. December 2015.
Chairman’s Report.
Election of Directors:

(a) Directors retiring by rotation and, with the exception of Mike Battisson, are eligible to stand for re-election: Michael Battisson, John Bryan, Dora Hancock, Robert Williams

(b) Directors co-opted during the year and nominated by Council for election: none

(c) Any other nominations received.

Appointment of Accounts Examiner: Dains – Chartered Accountants.
Any Other Business.
Close of formal business.
Guest Speaker:

Mr. Ian Lane, Waterway Manager, West Midlands Waterway, Canal & River Trust.

After the AGM, tea and biscuits will be served with an opportunity to view displays and sales material.

Note 1: A member entitled to attend and vote is entitled to appoint a proxy. A Form of Proxy can be obtained from the Company Secretary (Godfrey Eland), to whom they should be returned at least 48 hours before the time appointed for the meeting.

Note 2: A summary of the 2015 Annual Accounts, subject to approval, is included in CBW magazine Issue 87. Any member wanting a copy of the full accounts in advance of the meeting should contact the Treasurer, Bob Williams.

Note 3: Non-members are welcome to attend but cannot vote at the AGM.

If you want to find out more, you can get in touch with the Trust on Twitter @LHCRT1, on Facebook or on their website.

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1 Response to Your chance to get involved with the restoration of our lost canal – this Friday!

  1. Clive says:

    Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are doing a cracking job on rebuilding are lost canals. Well done to all involved.

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