Next branch meeting is Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at the Rachel Fowler Centre, Market Place, Melksham SN12 6EX. If you plan to attend or apologise for absence, please advise
our Secretary Lyn
Dyer by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
are a couple of events at the Peterborough Arms in the next couple of
weeks; come along and see how the restoration of the pub has
gone. On Saturday 9th December, there will be a Christmas Fair
from 10.30 to 2:30; plenty of parking and we will be selling Christmas
gifts, crafts, refreshments and more. On Saturday
16th December we will be holding a mini-beer festival from noon
onwards. A shuttle minibus from the Lyneham bus stop (service 55,
Chippenham to Swindon and v.v.) will be provided so come along!
Many members are aware that the overrunning costs at
Studley Grange have had a severe impact on the Trust financial reserves
and I hope as many of you as possible are able to help build up these
On a more upbeat note meetings with local landowners
are proving very positive as they realise the difference we are making
to our local communities and the environment as we progress the
restoration of the line from Melksham through to Foxham. I hope to have
news to share on new sites to work on in the coming few months.
the longest canal restoration project in the UK we clearly need as many
volunteers as we can get to help progress the restoration along the
line in our area. If you are able to help either physically at work
parties/ events or are able to help behind the scenes with fund raising
or research please do get in touch - your help is vital to our progress.
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