AWCC AGM Location Confirmed

The location for the next AWCC AGM to be held on 21st March 2020 has now been confirmed as the Aylebury Canal Society. Further details will be included on the events page as they become available. Draft minutes from last year's meeting are currently available in the Members Area on the Documents pages.

This entry was posted on 18/11/2019 by Des Barnard.

Erewash canal preservation and development association

ECPDA are proud and delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Queen’s award for voluntary service.  I will try to display the actual document, but being on boat right now, it’s not working properly.  Well done and well deserved to all of them.  

Although not an AWCC club, the Lichfield and Hatherton canal restoration trust has also been given the same  award.  Well done to them too.  

This entry was posted on 05/06/2019 by Erica Martin.

Islington Boat Club offering RYA Inland Waterways Helms course

Islington Boat Club, a registered charity, is now offering RYA accredited Inland Waterways Helms courses suitable for either narrowboat or cruiser helms. They also offer RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance courses. The revenue generated from the fees for these courses goes to support the work of the youth club that is part of Islington Boat Club. Further details can be found on their website at:- and

The AWCC is pleased to be able to support this initiative by publicising these courses.

This entry was posted on 13/03/2019 by Des Barnard.

Midlands Officers unchanged

Midlands Region held their AGM at Derby MBC when the five officers were re-elected, unopposed.  Graham Myatt [Vice Chairman], Howard Smith [President], Erica Martin [Secretary], Jon Jones [Chairman] and Graham Churton [Treasurer].  

This entry was posted on 11/03/2019 by Erica Martin.

Lichfield CC granted Planning Permission

Lichfield Cruising Club has now been granted planning permission for the construction of a new mooring basin and dry dock facility to replace the moorings and slipway being lost due to the imminent construction of the HS2 railway line.

The line of the new HS2 passes directly through the existing Cappers Lane bridge which was rebuilt in 2006 as part of the restoration of the Lichfield (ex Wyrley & Essington) Canal. It also obliterates the existing slipway and, along with the consequent realignment of Cappers Lane, causes the loss of 12 of the Club's moorings and the associated car park. The new development, funded by HS2, will provide replacement for these facilities on a like-for-like basis. It is hoped that construction will start soon so that the moorings can be relocated before work starts on the construction of the rail line.

Plan of new mooring basin

This entry was posted on 03/03/2019 by Des Barnard.

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