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Annual Meeting of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust, 25 April 2020

Make a Day of It!

Why not "Make a Day of it" and take a circular walk from Birtley, or visit Elmbridge. Details of both events below.

Circular walk from Birtley

Join a circular walk from Birtley to see one new bridge and the site of the next. From Birtley there will be a visit to Whipley and Rushett Farm – the subject of our latest planning application to Waverley Borough Council. On the return take in the remains of the swingbridge near Fanesbridge.

Start: 10am. The route will take members along the Downs Link, the former route of the Guildford to Horsham railway which was axed in the 1960s as part of the Beeching cuts. The picturesque path will reach the site of the circular towpath walk being created by Trust volunteers. Members will get to see the site of the next bridge being proposed and a close-up view of progress on the first bridge.

Parking is available. Details to be sent on registration. Numbers limited due to space constraints on Elmbridge.

Register here

Walk to Elmbridge

A visit to Elmbridge to see the site of our latest project to replace the existing bridge with one that will provide enough height to allow navigation.

Start: 10.30am. Elmbridge Project Manager Tony Ford will take members on a visit to the site where there are plans to add a new canal bridge at Elmbridge in a road improvement project with Surrey County Council. Members will hear how the proposed road widening will create a new canal bridge and allow the Trust to renovate the canal beneath. The plans will also involve the creation of a new lock.

Numbers limited due to space constraints on Elmbridge. 

Parking is available. Details to be sent on registration.

For those taking public transport, regular buses run from Guildford and Horsham to Elmbridge Village. 

Register here

Notice of Annual Meeting

The 47th Annual General Meeting of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust Ltd will take place at the Village Hall, Cranleigh on Saturday 25th April 2020 at 2.30pm.

The 47th Annual General Meeting of the and to talk with project and group managers. Wey & Arun Canal Trust Ltd will take place After the refreshment break the programme is at the Cranleigh Village Hall, Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF, on Saturday 25th April 2020 at 2.30pm.

  1. Apologies for absence [see note 1 below].

  2. To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 27th April 2019 [see note 2 below].

  1. To receive the Chairman’s Report.

  2. To adopt the Accounts and Balance Sheet for the year ended 31 December 2019, together with the Directors’ and Independent Examiner’s Reports [see note 3 below].

  1. To appoint the Independent Examiners for 2020 and to authorise the Council of Management to determine their remuneration.

  2. Election of Directors. Tony Ford and Tony Coles retire in accordance with section 42 of the Trust’s Articles of Association and are eligible for re-election [see note 4 below].

  3. To receive a Report from W&A Enterprises Ltd.

  4. To transact any other business proper to an Annual General Meeting.

  5. Date of next meeting - date and venue to be confirmed.

  6. Close of formal meeting.

At this point the meeting will break for refreshments. You will have the chance to visit displays, project plans and sale stands and to talk with project and group managers. After the refreshment break the programme is planned to be:

1. Birtley project update

2. Drungewick Lock update

3. Summit Update

4. Harsfold Bridge Update

5. Conservation matters

6. Boat repairs update

7. Celebrating 25 years of boat trips

8. Presentation of the Jack King and John East Cups.

Notes

1. Apologies for absence should be supplied to the Hon. Secretary before the start of the meeting.

2. Copies of the previous (2019) Minutes will be available at the meeting.

3. Copies of the Report and Accounts will be available at the meeting; if you would like a copy in advance, please contact support@weyandarun.co.uk.

4. The Trust warmly welcomes new candidates for election as Directors. The formal requirements are:

  1. A paid-up member of the Trust must

    propose your election in writing (and

    you must agree to the proposal).

  2. The proposal must reach the Hon. Sec

    at least 14 days before the meeting – that is, by 11th April 2020 (the Secretary has a proposal form, although you are not obliged to use it.

Directions to Village Hall, Cranleigh

 

How to get there: The Village Hall is in Village Way, just south of the High Street. If you are coming from the Guildford/Elmbridge/Shamley Green direction, Village Way is the turning on the right immediately after passing the post office (on the left). If you are coming from the Ewhurst/Rudgwick direction, Village Way is the turning on the left just after passing the Library (also on your left). There is a large pay & display car park in Village Way, just beyond the Village Hall. Cranleigh has frequent bus services from Guildford and Horsham.