31 Jan 2017

Canal Bank Restoration

Work starts shortly on bank repairs Cain Bio Engineering will be spending much of February working at three positions along the south side of the canal, where the back requires much needed repairs beyond Hunston. This company ...

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05 Dec 2016

All alight at the Canal Basin

Christmas arrives at the Canal Basin Sunday, 27 November was a very special day here at Chichester Canal Basin, when we celebrated the start of our Christmas boat trips in style. A Chrismas set in the middle ...

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20 Nov 2016

Watch Richmond refurbishment here

Richmond refurbishment is now complete After several weeks of hard graft by local company Harbour Craft, the external refurbishment of Richmond is now complete. Restored to her former blue colours, Richmond is now ready to carry hundreds ...

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20 Oct 2016

Preparing for Richmond refurbishment

Erecting a polytunnel After a number of Trust discussions and meetings with a specialist contractor, step 1 of our Richmond refurbishment project is complete…. moving pontoons and berthing of Richmond in her new temporary home within an ...

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20 Oct 2016

Taking to the water with a wheelyboat

Watersports for all The Wheelyboat Trust, based in Petworth, provides support to organisations who wish to get individuals suffering with mobility difficulties onto the water. As part of a publicity campaign, a demonstration boat came to the ...

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08 Sep 2016
Early morning view of canal and cathedral

No to A27 Option 2!

Formal response from Canal Trust trustees ( letter to Chichester Observer) “As the lease holders of the Chichester Ship Canal, the Trust would be grateful if you would publish this letter regarding the proposed A27 Chichester improvement scheme. ...

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05 Sep 2016

Nocturnal news

Bat update The Hampshire Bat Group has recently completed its annual bat transact surveys along Chichester Canal. They have recorded reasonable numbers of Daubentons along with large numbers of soprano and common pipistrelles, occasional serotines and noctules ...

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03 Sep 2016

An unusual phenomenon

Nature watch Those of you who have visited the canal over the last few months may have been surprised (as we were) that one of the three cygnets born this year, was white. Why? Thanks to a ...

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28 Aug 2016

A27 consultation

Do you really want this? Consultation on the different options for the improvements to the A27 bypass around Chichester is in full swing. Please be aware that the Canal Trust has yet to agree its formal response ...

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28 Jul 2016

Volunteer thank you party

Good company, music, food and drink! In July, Chichester Ship Canal Trust invited all of its volunteers to a “thank you” evening in recognition of the many hours that all have offered over the last year. A ...

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