1 JOIN the H&G CT today …
Whether as an ‘active’ or ‘arm¬chair’ member your support is warmly welcomed. Join from just £7.50 per annum.
Our acclaimed full colour quarterly magazine The Wharfinger will keep you updated on news and progress.
A membership purchase also makes a great gift for the historian, walker, boater or environmentalist in your life – one that lasts all year – and outlives those flowers or box of chocolates!
All subscriptions and donations are treated as being made under the Gift Aid scheme unless you state that you do not wish us to do this.
2 Become a volunteer?
If you enjoy the outdoors, learning new skills and don’t mind getting a little muddy you may like to become a Volunteer with one of our restoration teams.
We have a range of volunteer teams and working parties, undertaking a wide variety of work inside and outside, regulalrly or to suit specific needs.
3 Contribute to our Fund Raising – because Funding Makes a Difference !
This fund is there to do ‘exactly as it says on the tin’ and provide the crucial funding to acquire the track of the Hereford and Gloucester Canal to permit restoration.
To learn more please … Please download a leaflet.
In addition to land aquisition, large sums of money continue to be needed. principally to enable canal construction and restoration works.
Some recent purchases and received funds indicate the scale of numbers involved. The acquisition of The Malswick House pub and restaurant at Newent for £225,000+VAT was only made possible by two further anonymous donations by members: one of £10,000 and the other a short-term interest-free bridging loan of £60,000 pending HMRC’s eventual repayment of the VAT paid on the purchase price. A grant of £20,000 to acquire a much-needed tractor and attachments was secured from the SW Regional Development Agency, Defra and the European Commission, as part of the Rural Development Programme for England.
Short term priorities which require considerable funding include:–
- Malswick Project –following essential work and payment made for the land we now need the money to dig the canal.
- Oxenhall No 2 lock is our next immediate project – a modern day lock starts at £250,000 if all conditions are ideal. From there the canal channel needs to be reistated across the previyusly restored aqueduct towards the Newent station site
- Ledbury – once all conditions are met for the new development north of the viaduct we will need funds for building four locks and a new canal channel
- Newent Station site – a major project recently redefined to include a boat lift
4 Join the Sales Team as it tours the country with the Promotion Stand?
Volunteers are always welcome to join our roving Sales Team promoting the work of the H&G CT and raising funds. We attend various events and functions both locally and around the country.
5 Join us at our Monthly Socials at the Royal Oak in Much Marcle
Each month we hold a monthly social event where a speaker joins Members and Friends of the H&G CT to talk about a canal related subject.
We have an excellent venue and interesting speakers on a wide range of topics.
You will be made very welcome.
6 Offer your expertise?
Your expertise in almost any profession or skill is welcomed. From administration and accounting through computing and project design, planning and supervision, to grant aid sourcing and submissions (to name but a few) we have a volunteer role for you.
7 Publicise the Work of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust by Putting up a Poster
To promote awareness of our Canal Restoration we have produced this A4 poster.
We ask Members and friends to put up this poster in your local community centre, post office, supermarket or workplace.
Click on the image to download a printable A4 PDF version of the poster.
8 Visit The Lock Keepers at Over Basin (formerly The Wharf House)
Why not visit The Lock Keepers, formerly The Wharf House, recently refurbished, re-branded and under new management, and enjoy top quality food at this stunning river and canal side bistro venue just outside Gloucester.
The Lock Keepers – Horseshoe Drive, Over, Gloucester. GL2 8DB – Tel 01452 332900 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember – this business helps support the promotion and restoration of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal!