11 Jun 2018

Dragon boats ahoy!

Rotary annual dragon boat races draw in the crowds On Sunday, 10th June, the weather was kind to us and 12 teams grabbed their oars and took to the water. Hundreds turned out to support their teams ...

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11 Jun 2018

Volunteers’ week is a success

7 days of “thank you’s” Each day for a week from 1 to 7 June, we have thanked our 165 volunteers in pictures, stats and in the media, for the amazing work that they do. The cafe ...

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01 Jun 2018

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

Thank you to all! The first week of June marks that time of year when thousands of organisations celebrate the voluntary work carried out by even more thousands of volunteers across the UK. At Chichester Canal, we ...

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29 May 2018

Basin in bloom

Green fingered? Come and join our gardening team. It’s that time of year for planting up summer bedding and our “garden girls” Stella, Chris and Wendy have been busy clearing tubs and planting to ensure a magnificent ...

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29 May 2018

Where are the cygnets this year?

We have the answer! Our swans have been seen along much of the canal recently but this year’s nest has been devoid of eggs. Checking our good friend Google, it would seem that laying time is normally ...

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26 May 2018

Tripadvisor award 2018 Certificate of Excellence

Thanks to our customers for great reviews For several years in a row, Chichester Ship Canal Trust has been awarded a much coveted Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. These certificates are very hard to come by and ...

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24 May 2018
Chichester canal & towpath with canal boat Egremont in the distance

Trust response to the A27 online option

Build a better A27 – situation summary, assessment and recommendation This document has been drawn up over the last year by representatives of  the local community supported by the local councils with professional help by Systra, an engineering ...

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22 May 2018

Dragon Boat Challenge 2018

It’s time to get those muscles toned! On Sunday, 10th June, Chichester Rotary will be hosting its annual dragon boat race at the Canal Basin, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please enter a team. Community teams, ...

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15 May 2018

Remember this?….blanket weed

Fingers crossed for a solution Blanket weed… Together with the weed that roots in the silt in the basin, the only way that it could be removed was by contractors.               ...

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15 May 2018

Welcome to Dorset cyclists

Refuelling ready for the next leg On a sunny May lunchtime, a number of cyclists from the Wimborne branch of the Dorset Cycle Network dropped in to the cafe for much needed refreshments. They were completing a ...

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