FRIENDS OF THE 4Cs

The 4Cs are connected / affiliated to several boating  & canal organisations who complement our ethos to encourage use of the waterways.

Cotswold Canal Trust

The Cotswold Canals trustrestoration works being carried out by the  CCT are promoted around the waterways by the 4Cs.  Several members local to Cotswolds volunteer with the CCT and those from outside the area support by being members of the Trust.

With the recent success in achieving National Lottery funding  to carry out ‘Phase 1B’ restoration, which completes the connection to the network that will enable cruising ‘The Stroudwater Canal’ to be possible in the near future – 2023/24 ??

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Cotswold Boatmobility

Their aim is to give opportunities to people who would like to go boating on the Cotswold Canals, but who may need a little extra support to do this.  Jan Thomas, a 4Cs Committee member, formed CB and chairs the group.

They use Katakanus, which is ideal for getting low and close on the water.  They are hoping to raise the money for a Wheelyboat, which gives access to people in their wheelchairs.

The 4Cs regularly fund raise for this cause. 

As part of the CCT, CB and the community benefits they provide have enhanced the Trust’s application for National Lottery funding.

Please explore the links to find out more about their great work.

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Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs

The 4Cs are affiliated to the AWCC, which provides benefits of access to boating expertise and facilities of other affiliated Clubs.  4Cs Members receive AWCC membership cards and when presented, together with current insurance and BSS certificates, to other boat clubs they can be offered overnight moorings; they welcome use of their club premises and facilities and if needed, assistance with transport or engineering support  

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Inland Waterways  Association 

Find Inland Waterways Associationout about the navigable canals and rivers near you – and the waterways events, activities and groups happening on them.

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Birmingham Canal Navigations Society

The Image4Cs have cruised the BCN on the Society’s Explorer cruises a couple of times.  The BCNS works very hard to achieve the goals of conservation, improvement, education and encouragement on this major network of waterways (longer in length than the canals in Venice !!).  Suggest you look them up.

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Chesterfield Canal Trust

The Chesterfield Canal Trust4Cs made the excursion up the River Trent and cruised the Chesterfield Canal, including several activities with the Trust.  The aims of the Trust are to promote full restoration and appropriate development of the canal, also to campaign for the construction of the Rother Valley Link (to join Chesterfiel Canal Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation.  Suggest you look them up.

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