Chichester Canal says thank you to Trust Chair

Chichester Ship Canal Trust has thanked out-going Chair Ian Milton for his significant contribution to the Canal as he steps down. Ian is pictured back row far left.

A key volunteer on the Trust Board for more than five years, first as Membership Secretary, then as a Trustee and as Chair since 2016, Ian has stepped down from his roles because, as he puts it, ‘It’s time to properly retire’. With Ian’s support and direction, the Trust has made good and interesting progress on key issues such as the refurbishment of the Heritage Centre, strengthening our governance arrangements, on education and marketing.

Ian said, ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my 5 years at the Canal as Membership Secretary, Trustee and Chairman. Challenges have been overcome, new experiences had, and many laughs shared.’ He went on, ‘I’d like to thank many members and volunteers for their support and friendship.‘

Catherine Cannon and Mark Stoneham have taken on the shared role of Vice Chair of the Trust from 1st June 2019. Mark said, ‘Ian has made a significant contribution to the Canal and his commitment and good humour will be missed by fellow Trustees and Canal colleagues’

The Trust Board is in a strong and positive position. There are 8 committed Trustees with some really sound and varied experience. Enquiries for the vacant role of Chair would be welcomed by the Trustees. For details of the Chair’s role, please visit the Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester website and use keyword ‘Canal’.

The Canal relies on over 140 volunteers to keep the Canal such a special place, valued by so many residents and visitors in the City.

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