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Surprise award for long serving Newsletter Editor

19 November 2020 - 1:08pm

There was a special surprise for the club's retired Editor, Val Roberts, at our virtual Annual General Meeting on Saturday 14 November 2020. Unbeknownst to her, Mike Harrison had smuggled in a plaque that the committee had commissioned from Dan and Vikki Cauldwell of the Cromford Canal Co Ltd, Langley Mill, and presented it to her during the meeting. In a fitting tribute to her long years of service in the post, David Daines, the club' Awards Officer said:

HNBC on-line AGM - Saturday 14 November 2020

7 October 2020 - 11:11am

From Kathryn Dodington, club Secretary:

All HNBC members are invited to join our Annual General Meeting, which was postponed from March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the club is not a charity, we understand that the Charity Commission has issued guidance to charities that AGMs may be held by phone/video or other electronic means, so we are following a similar pattern.

Postponement of HNBC's Annual General Meeting 2020

5 March 2020 - 6:49pm

Statement from Phil Prettyman, HNBC Chairman

Dear HNBC Member

Unfortunately we have had to take the decision to cancel this Saturday’s AGM in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Vote for Phil, Eric and Ian!

14 January 2020 - 11:12am

Are you a private boater or a C&RT volunteer? You should soon receive an email inviting you to vote for a representative to sit on C&RT's Council. HNBC has no allocated seat on the Council, so we urge you to cast your vote for a club member:

Rag Mop

8 September 2019 - 3:24pm

If you've wondered how to make a really good looking Rag Mop for your boat, have a read of this article from 2002 in our club newsletter, penned by Beryl McDowall.

Red Diesel consultation - closing date 9 September 2019

11 August 2019 - 7:27pm

There's an important consultation that individual boaters need to respond to, closing date 9 September 2019. How the directive is implemented will affect all of us - from how much we pay for fuel for our boats to whether (and how) we are obliged to flush our existing fuel tanks. PLEASE, PLEASE COMPLETE THE CONSULTATION - this is a numbers game, we ALL need to respond.

CO alarms on boats - BSS seeks your views - closing date 9 November 2018

22 August 2018 - 8:22am

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) has launched a public consultation proposing BSS requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms on boats. The proposals promote checks to be introduced for suitable CO alarms in good condition and in suitable locations on all classes of boat with accommodation spaces. The proposed mandatory new BSS Requirements are intended to come into effect from January 2019 and be implemented as BSS Checks on 1 April 2019. 

Middlewich - alternative route

11 April 2018 - 2:43pm

If the breach at Middlewich has changed your route planning, have you considered the West Cheshire Ring instead?

There's useful information from CRT on how to go about booking a passage on the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Weaver on this link.

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/middlewich-alternative-route

Middlewich - alternative route

11 April 2018 - 2:43pm

If the breach at Middlewich has changed your route planning, have you considered the West Cheshire Ring instead?

There's useful information from CRT on how to go about booking a passage on the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Weaver on this link.

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/middlewich-alternative-route

Easter Gathering of Historic Boats at Ellesmere Port

13 December 2017 - 3:02pm

A flotilla of boats from Chester will launch the start of the weekend and boats will have the opportunity to moor in the recently opened upper basin.  The lively long weekend will include a fine folk programme combined with inspirational workshops, family and boat activities for all ages.  There will be the opportunity to have “Behind the Scenes” explorations of the boat store in Rossfield Road where the vessels raised from the top basin are being stored and worked on.

Using Paddle Gear Safely

27 June 2016 - 8:09pm

Here's a great little video showing the safe way to use lock paddles - only just over 6 minutes long but well worth a watch.

Click here, sit back and enjoy!

Using Paddle Gear Safely

27 June 2016 - 8:09pm

Here's a great little video showing the safe way to use lock paddles - only just over 6 minutes long but well worth a watch.

Click here, sit back and enjoy!

Hurleston bottom lock

20 August 2014 - 2:44pm

Iain MacTavish, the Club's North Wales and Border area rep, has devised a schematic reporting grid that you can download here and mark where on the brickwork your boat sticks.  Please send reports to him on nwbrep@hnbc.org.uk. Thank you!

Hurleston bottom lock

20 August 2014 - 2:44pm

Iain MacTavish, the Club's North Wales and Border area rep, has devised a schematic reporting grid that you can download here and mark where on the brickwork your boat sticks.  Please send reports to him on nwbrep@hnbc.org.uk. Thank you!

Tell us about Winding Holes!

20 June 2014 - 9:01am

Have you spotted a winding hole that's been chained off, or now has boats permanently moored in it, or where the width's been reduced? Please let us know so we can lobby navigation authorities to try to get these vital areas improved or reinstated. HNBC carried out a joint survey with the Inland Waterways Association because both organisations are concerned about the gradual loss of these turning points.  The survey results are now being studied, but if you spot anything new, please let us know anyway by emailing navigation@hnbc.org.uk.

Tell us about Winding Holes!

20 June 2014 - 9:01am

Have you spotted a winding hole that's been chained off, or now has boats permanently moored in it, or where the width's been reduced? Please let us know so we can lobby navigation authorities to try to get these vital areas improved or reinstated. HNBC carried out a joint survey with the Inland Waterways Association because both organisations are concerned about the gradual loss of these turning points.  The survey results are now being studied, but if you spot anything new, please let us know anyway by emailing navigation@hnbc.org.uk.

English Heritage and Canal & River Trust pilot nationwide heritage project

21 January 2014 - 5:39pm

The Canal & River Trust is partnering with English Heritage on a national pilot project which could significantly improve the way national custodians of heritage, such as the Trust, are able to look after the listed buildings and structures in their care.

English Heritage and Canal & River Trust pilot nationwide heritage project

21 January 2014 - 5:39pm

The Canal & River Trust is partnering with English Heritage on a national pilot project which could significantly improve the way national custodians of heritage, such as the Trust, are able to look after the listed buildings and structures in their care.

A Boat Builder's Sketchbook - Special Offer to Members

4 December 2013 - 8:52am

Are you a Club member?  Buy the newly re-printed Ken Keay book from the Club Shop and pay nothing for postage and packing! 

A Boat Builder's Sketchbook - Special Offer to Members

4 December 2013 - 8:52am

Are you a Club member?  Buy the newly re-printed Ken Keay book from the Club Shop and pay nothing for postage and packing! 

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