With autumn well upon us the Land & Water team are now working towards the finishing line at Studley Grange reporting works 80% completed. Kate Jones (project officer for the wildlife trail) is lining up a big team of local volunteers to start work on planting and installation of bat and bird boxes and interpretation boards as soon as the towpath surface is completed and the site is handed back to the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust.
The Project Board met this week to review progress on current projects and this time to appoint Sheila Wade as Project Manager for 7 Locks and to approve the scope for a project that will initially manage the current site and go on to seek planning permissions to complete Locks 1-5.
Following the AGM approval for the change in management structure for WBCT details of the proposals are being discussed with an aim to create an executive team as soon as possible.
...and finally – great news from the Boat Team -this year’s Santa trips are 80% booked already and the work on skew bridge is due to be completed shortly, the scaffolding removed and the canal reopened to allow trips back to Kingshill.