Subject: Friends of Regent's Canal - Events in July

Dear Friends,

Here are some forthcoming events and some requests for help.


Saturday 29th June, from 2pm. Open Day at the Canal Club Gardening Group in Belmont Wharf (E2 9HP), opposite Victoria Park. This could be a good opportunity to meet local residents and members of the boating community.
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Sunday 30th June, at 10:30am. The Canal and River Trust are providing a free boat trip (through Islington Tunnel) and a guided walk. From City Road Basin to Camden Lock Market.
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Tuesday 2nd July, 7pm to 9pm. Pollution meeting at Islington Town Hall. ("Air Pollution - The Threat from Diesel Particulates"). If you are concerned about public opinion on boat emissions then I recommend that some of you attend this public meeting.
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Wednesday 3rd July. 6pm to 8pm. London Waterway Partnership Annual Meeting. Near Kings Cross. N1 9RL.
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Friday 5th July (evening) to Sunday 7th July. Ware Boat Festival on the River Lea.
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Friday 12th July. 9:30am. Public meeting at City Hall to discuss some of the findings from the London Assembly mooring review. Details to follow.

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July. IWA National Festival, Cassiobury Park, Watford, on the Grand Union Canal.
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Saturday 20th July. 12 noon to 5pm. CHUG Open Day at Kingsland Basin, Hackney. This is another opportunity to meet members of the local boating community.
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Saturday 20th July. 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm. Towpath Task Force at Sturt's Lock (Volunteering event, to paint the lock and clear up vegatation).
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We are expecting Starbucks to start the refurbishment of the Lock Keeper's Cottage (in Camden Towm) this Autumn once legal agreements have been signed. If you can supply any old photographs or images of the canal or if you would like to help with any reviewing of the proposed displays then please contact me directly.


Once again, the Friends of Regent's Canal will have a stall at the Angel Canal Festival (on Sunday 1st September). Please let me know if you want to help on the day or if you would like to supply any leaflets for display.


I apologise for the delay in producing the minutes of our meeting of 29th May, but I can report that there was strong support at that meeting for forming a sub-group specialising in canal architecture. If you would like to find out more, then please contact me via e-mail.

Best wishes,

Ian Shacklock
Chair, Friends of Regent's Canal

28th June 2013

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