News

Young peoples perspective through Art

We are pleased to confirm that we have been granted funding from MK Community foundation for a project to look at the canal through the eyes of young people.        Working with BCS alongside The Arts Excite team and Canal and River Trust, a group of 15 young people aged 16 to 19 […]

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Second employee now on board

  We are pleased to confirm that Imogen Jackson has now joined us as our second support worker. Imogen has lived on a narrowboat on and off for nearly 30 years, cruising the country’s waterways. She has previously volunteered as work party leader for the BTCV and for the Buckingham canal society, thoroughly enjoying conservation […]

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More residents moving in but….

… no sign of the Easter Bunny! However the ducks are loving the water in the sunshine! The solar pump is working well and all is looking great at Bourton Meadow section of  the Buckingham Canal

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Wat – er meter?

Tuesday Team session was planting a water meter to measure the water abstraction volumes at Bourton Meadow, Buckingham. Bryan, Tim, Mark, Anthony and Terry were joined by a duck and a few passing dog walkers  

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£10,000 boost to bridge fund

The Northampton Branch of the IWA were pleased to present a £10,000 boost to the Cosgrove bridge fund at the Buckingham Canal Society AGM on Saturday 18th March 2017. BCS Executive Officer Terry Cavender is pictured receiving the cheque from IWA Branch Chairman Bernard Morton. The funds have been made available as a part of […]

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Part time vacancy – Building Futures

    Great news. We have been successful in partnering with Adviza and 11 other organisations in Buckinghamshire to secure funding until September 2019 for our current support worker and an additional part time post. This is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund.   If you are interested in applying for […]

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Bourton Meadow water top up

Solar powered river abstraction pump now operational to keep the canal at Buckingham end topped up year round. Surplus water returns to the river. All necessary approvals from EA and land owner in place. Plenty of drinking water for the bunny rabbits now!!

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AGM and Social Evening – 18th March 2017

  It’s time to celebrate another year of The Buckingham Canal Society You are cordially invited to join us for our AGM and annual social gathering with cheese, wine and light refreshments. Help us celebrate 25 years of making restoration a reality. Learn about the canal bridge excavations at Cosgrove. Enjoy a talk by Dr. […]

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Bridge One – progress

Good progress on the bridge excavation which how’s now reached equilibrium with the canal water level. Tree stumps are out and we have started work to expose the remaining covered foundations for engineering assessment.  Work parties this Thursday 9th feb and Sunday 12th feb both meeting Lock Lane, Cosgrove at 10 am

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Cosgrove – MKDONS training ground

Today (27th Jan 2017) has seen a press announcement that MK Council Cabinet will discuss MK Dons’ training ground ambitions to build a training complex adjacent to the A509 between Newport Pagnell and Sherington, with the recommendation to approve the sale of land to the club. The BCS trustees make the following statement regarding the […]

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