New Horizons' News

Here's the latest news from New Horizons.

Open Meeting 

This took place  on the 9th February.

Below is the agenda for the meeting which was well attended by members and friends.

If you wish to have a copy of any of the reports please contact the chairman via the contact form, found on the 'About the Trust' page.

Stockport Canal Boat Trust
Annual Open Meeting
9th February 2020
The Navigation Inn Marple


1. Present / Sign In 16 volunteers were present.
2. Apologies, Ken Hume, Paul Allerton, David and Karen Bluff, Roger Neill
3. Chairs Welcome – The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked then for their attendance given the weather.
4. Skippers Report – see separate report
5. Finance Report – see separate report
6. Booking Officer Report – see separate report
7. Chairs Report
• Festivals
• Local profile
• Social Media
• Volunteer Development
• Recruitment
8. Volunteer Training 29th March 2020 - – see separate report
9. Float the Boat Draw – S20 Stuart Hodgson
10. Calendar 2019 – Attention was drawn to the forthcoming events
11. Chairs Announcements – the Chair announced that Peter Sharp would be retiring from New Horizons at the end of the 2020 season.

2019 News  in Pictures

Great News

We were nominated to receive funding from the #madelocal fund with the support of @carling, @robbiesbrewery and @SembleUK. And we have been successful!

The funds will go towards the creation of a new wet room and some waterproof clothing for volunteers. As you probably know, it gets very wet out there and our skipper and volunteers deserve a nice warm space to dry off and some lovely new clothing. We will update you on the progress of the project when we get started.

So thank you for the nomination and thank you to @carling, @robbiesbrewery and @SembleUK and the #madelocal fund.

2018, another great year for New Horizons.

Sue Woodgate, Chairperson of Stockport Canalboat Trust receiving a cheque for £1336, from Kay Gould Martin, past lady captain of Marple Golf Club on Facebook. The Trust were her nominated charity for her year as captain.  

 This years Mayoral visit was a great success, A pleasant cruise along the Macclesfield Canal with the Mayor taking a spell at the tiller.

 September saw a gathering to celebrate the work of all our volunteers.


We attended High Lane Fun Day in September, a new venture which we hope to repeat. 

Matthew managed to Splat the Rat...


Queens Award for Voluntary Services

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