New Horizons' News

Here's the latest news from New Horizons.

Just a quick update on where we are with New Horizons,


The season so far and the next 3 months.


Bookings are going well with few dates remaining, We are now booking into October hopefully the weather  will remain good.
We had a successful Maypole Event and Marple Carnival, we have also attended Make it Marple a small Artisan Market with a positive outcome.
Unfortunately the Buxton Rotary Event on the 28th July has been cancelled.
The Navigation Inn ( Lock 13) is having a fun day on the August Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August,  with funds raised going to New Horizons, we will be taking Splat the Rat, Test Your Skill and the Wheel of Fortune.  It is an afternoon event so if anyone can help let me know.
Our next full fundraising opportunity will be the:
Marple Food Fair on the 22nd of September and we will need as much help as possible that day.  Set up on Market Street from 8.00am.
Volunteers Lunch 23rd September
Lunch will be served from 1.00pm.  This year we are having a BBQ, all welcome but if you can let Peter or I know it helps with Catering.
Xmas Events
Winter Wonderland – Marple Bridge 1st December.  We have 2 stalls, one produce and one Wheel of Fortune and Splat the Rat.
Santa Event.
This will be the evening of the 7th December  All helpers welcome.  Information nearer the time.
Wharf Development
As yet CRT have not applied for planning permission. We are fully aware of the plans as they are developing and happy with the arrangements they are proposing for New Horizons.


Privacy Policy Updated, click on the link at the bottom of the page for details.


All are invited to our Open Meeting, 2018

Stockport Canal Boat Trust
Annual Open Meeting
4th February 2018
The Navigation Inn Marple (Large Room Upstairs)

1. Apologies
2. Chairs Welcome
3. Skippers Report
4. Finance Report
5. Chairs Report
• Festivals
• CRT Planning Application
• Booking Officer Update
• Website
• Communication
• Role Definition and Responsibilities
• Recruitment
• Float the Boat Draw
6. Calendar 2018
7. AOB

APRIL    1ST                      CRUISING STARTS

JUNE     2nd                     BUXTON ROTARY CLUB CHARITY EVENT

MAY    13TH                     HAWK GREEN MAYPOLE EVENT

JUNE  16TH                      MARPLE CARNIVAL

JULY                                 BUGSWORTH FUN DAY


SEPTEMBER    19th          MAYORS TRIP (Tentative)





The New Horizons Team will have two stalls at the Marple Bridge WINTER WONDERLAND on the 2nd of December 2017.  All the usual goods will be on sale and a new game has been added to the repertoire. Come and see us to find out more.............

Volunteers Celebration.


On a particularly nice Sunday towards the end of September, Trustees and Volunteers came together to celebrate  another good year for New Horizons.

Having an opportunity to meet with volunteers and friends of the boat is always a lovely affair. A substantial buffet lunch was provided by our Chairperson, Sue, and was enjoyed by all.

The afternoon also marked the retirement of Marion Eyres, our Booking Officer, who has been involved with the boat over, many seasons in a variety of roles. Our thanks were extended to Marion and best wishes for the future shared.




Queens Award for Voluntary Services

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