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.


The 5th, 6th & 7th JUNE 2020 is the date to write into your diaries if you would care to join us here at Stafford Boat Club on the Staffs & Worcs for a weekend packed with the usual "Gathering of Boats" type of activities; to include various stalls, musical entertainment, bar, food and Boaters' games. If you have visited our bi-annual events previously you will know what to expect (we will endeavour not to disappoint) and if you have not visited before you will, yes you will, enjoy the weekend. We are in the extremely early days of planning but further information will be posted as we move forward. If you would like to feature on our mailing list for this event to enable us to keep you informed direct, please send an email to addressed to "The 2020 Boaters Gathering Committee."

John Laidlar - Hon Treasurer - Stafford Boat Club

This entry was posted on 22/05/2019.

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.

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.

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.

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