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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10 May 2018

182 mile marathon

Congratulations to Dorothy Cox One of our Canal Trustees, Dorothy, bravely completed a 182 mile marathon cycle ride from Exeter to Chichester in extreme heat over the bank holiday weekend to raise funds for the Snowdrop Trust. ...

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30 Apr 2018

Update re benches

Dealing with drugs In February, a task force was created including CDC, WSCC, resident associations, parish councils, police and the Canal Trust, to adress the issue of drug supply and use along the banks of the canal. ...

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05 Apr 2018

A wonderful Easter… despite the weather

Raindrops keep falling on my head! Oh dear, it couldn’t have been much wetter over Easter, but it didn’t stop our wonderful customers from filling every special Bunny boat trip. Our lovely bunnies have now hopped back ...

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27 Mar 2018

Are you ready for Easter?

The Easter Bunnies have hopped in to town Are you ready for Easter? We certainly are! On Saturday, two bunnies were spotted greeting boat trippers at the Canal Basin. From 30th March until 4th April, the bunnies ...

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13 Mar 2018

Celebrating Mothering Sunday

A cream tea special occasion! On Sunday 11th March, we celebrated Mothering Sunday with 30 guests (and 1 baby) aboard MS Richmond enjoying a lovely cream tea. Among our guests, we had 2 and even 3 generations ...

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24 Feb 2018

MS Richmond passes 2018 MCA check

Safety checks all complete Getting our cars MOT’d usually involves a drive to the garage and a slightly anxious wait while safety checks are completed to ensure that are vehicles are roadworthy. Getting a regular safety check ...

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09 Feb 2018
Canal north of Crosbie Bridge

Removal of benches

A temporary change Over recent months, the canal towpath has been used by drug dealers. It has therefore been decided by local councils and authorities,  including Sussex Police, that four benches between the canal basin and the ...

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07 Feb 2018
Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny alert

Spring is just around the corner It may be very cold outside, but Spring will soon be upon us, heralded by the arrival of the elusive Easter Bunnies. Bookings are now being taken for our ever popular ...

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