WExp wins fame and praise!

Davina writes... The lovely Foxes Afloat visited our boat base last month during their Odyssey around the canal network.  They interviewed John Bennett and Brian Frost about our work.  Their vlog is now live (fast forward to 11 minutes [...]

2021-04-23T17:12:27+01:0025th September 2020|

Access to the boat base

Rick writes... In the light of current government advice, with immediate effect, no one should either visit, or enter the WExp site. Ian Wilson will act as on site caretaker for the time being. Remember: stay safe by keeping at [...]

2021-04-29T15:44:36+01:0022nd April 2020|

A message from our Chairman

My thoughts go out to all our volunteers at this difficult time; my wife and I have recently returned from a truncated holiday in New Zealand and as we returned we discussed the possibility of spending some self-isolation time on [...]

2021-03-01T13:29:59+00:0022nd April 2020|

WExp development plans

In the absence of a full members' meeting in the near future, we're providing this update on two important projects that have been 'on the stocks' for a while.  Work has been going on behind the scenes for what seems [...]

2021-04-13T17:42:51+01:0021st February 2020|
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Unlucky moorhen rescued

Friday 13th December,  a client aboard Sheldrake 2 spotted an unfortunate moorhen suspended upside down from a low overhanging branch, its feet tangled in fishing line.  After some deliberation, a rescue attempt was planned.  Slowing the boat and slowly approaching [...]

2021-05-05T13:10:17+01:0022nd December 2019|

Coop community fund

Last week 2 of our volunteers Brian and Maria went out to 3 local Co-op stores including Cupid Green petrol station, Queens Square and Co-op Funeral care Marlowes to say thank you to the Co-op Members who voted for us [...]

2021-04-13T17:43:22+01:0022nd November 2019|

Sheldrake III Emergency Exercise

Danny Powlesland  Reports... On 7th  August, we carried out our annual Emergency Exercise on SH3 as we are required to do every year under the terms of our licence. We have great fun thinking up something different each year, but [...]

2021-03-04T13:43:18+00:0024th September 2019|

Living Waterways Award 2019

Members of the Thursday team did some useful work clearing off-side vegetation  during 2017 and 2018 using our 12-person passenger boats as working boats.  This year, because our boats were in dry dock or having new engines, we asked Canal [...]

2021-04-13T17:43:56+01:0022nd July 2019|

WExp gardens in summer glory

If you’ve visited  the boat base on a Wednesday recently, you can't fail to have noticed a hive of activity in the garden - and we're not only talking bees here (which are indeed plentiful and active)! Gardeners Judy and [...]

2021-02-22T14:34:18+00:009th June 2019|Tags: |

Young Carers weekend

Davina, Brian, Maggie and John enjoyed a great trip with young carers at the beginning of April. Davina wrote this piece as a reminder for us all of the great experiences given to young people through WExp...  On Friday 5th [...]

2021-02-22T14:35:00+00:0011th April 2019|Tags: |
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