Volunteer Induction Day

This is on Wednesday 29th November from 10:00 am to 2:00pm on Hazel in Portland Basin OL7 0QA. Normally we have done these for potential crew only but as an experiment this time we are combining it with induction for admin volunteers. 50% should be directly relevant to everyone but hopefully the other 50% will be of background interest to admin volunteers etc as well. If anyone one is interested please contact me at membership@wcbs.org.uk . All crew volunteers are required to attend an induction day if they haven’t done so before. We now have full NCBA accreditation so can award CCC, BHC or CCBM certificates.

Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn newsletter is now out. Anyone expecting an emailed copy should have received it at the weekend. Anyone expecting a paper copy it is snailing it’s way to you at this moment and you should be receiving it in a few days time. Anyone not expecting a copy who wants one there is still time to join us by clicking here.

Heritage Open Day

See the six rescued and restored heritage canal boats, all over 100 years old, were used commercially, now for community use. Talk to volunteers and step on-board ‘Hazel’ and ‘Forget-me-not’

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8, 9 & 10th September 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Portland Basin Wharf, Portland Place, Ashton Under Lyne OL7 0QA

This is part of Tamesides “Behind Closed Doors” of their most treasured heritage sites event contribution for the national Heritage Open Day weekend.

http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/resources/HODs-Tameside-2017.pdf

Crew Induction Day – Wednesday 7 June, 2017

If you are thinking of volunteering as crew, this is a good time to start.

All current trainee crew are required to attend an induction day if they haven’t done so before, it will count towards your CCC (Community Crew Course), BHC (Boat Handling Certificate) or CCBM (Certificate in Community Boat Management) training, when we have full NCBA (National Community Boats Association) accreditation.

If you want to attend but can’t make this date please reply anyway as we may be having another session on a Saturday in July.

RSVP please to atc@wcbs.org.uk (this will forward to Phil, Tony & Claire)

Schedule

  • 9:00am Registration
  • Volunteer Crew Agreement
  • Volunteer crew training record
  • Volunteer questionnaire
  • Medical form – Sealed (what ambulance services need to know when carting you away)
  • Medical form – Open (what the Skipper needs to know)
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Form – fill in now or later
  • Photo Consent Form
  • Hand Out Crew Handbook
  • Membership Form (not essential but volunteers are encouraged to be members as well)
  • (anything I’ve forgotten)
  • 10:00am Start
  • Intro to Society
  • Intro to Hazel Project
  • Society’s Expectations of Volunteers
  • Volunteers Expectations of Society (ask!)
  • Vulnerable Adults/Volunteers Policy
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Safeguarding
  • Crew Handbook
  • Guided Tour of Hazel
  • Operating the Wheelchair Lift
  • (anything I’ve forgotten)
  • 2:00pm Finish (canal time – i.e. very approximate time)

The induction will be on Hazel in Portland Basin. Lunch included, please inform us if vegetarian etc.

 

AGM Reminder and Invitation

If you are interested in our Society or would just like to find out more, we should like to invite you to our AGM which is being held in our shop, 173 Stamford Street Ashton under Lyne at 12 noon on 23rd April so please come along and meet us there. To ensure there will be enough cake, please email general@wcbs.org.uk with numbers.

Anyone can come along, but only paid up members can vote (join on the day). If you would like to be part of our team then please send your name to us before the meeting so we can include it in the voting. To see what opportunities there are please look at the Vacancies page which you can find on the home page of this website, under our photo.

Thank you

Invitation

If you are interested in our Society or would just like to find out more, we should like to invite you to our AGM which is being held in our shop, 173 Stamford Street Ashton under Lyne at 12 noon on 23rd April so please come along and meet us there. To ensure there will be enough cake, please email general@wcbs.org.uk with numbers.

Anyone can come along, but only paid up members can vote (join on the day). If you would like to be part of our team then please send your name to us before the meeting so we can include it in the voting. To see what opportunities there are please look at the Vacancies page which you can find via the link under the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL OUT FOR NEW ADMIN HELP AND TRUSTEES

We need a larger team of folk to carry the society through our next stages. The Big Lottery paid for a full-time Project Development Manager and a Volunteer Co-ordinator. Now their grant has finished Claire Bebbington is employed as Community Boat Co-ordinator and runs the Hazel Project ongoing with a team of volunteers and volunteer crew, under our part-time skipper, Chris Leah.

We are also looking at the future of the boatyard in Stalybridge; whether or not we buy it from TMBC a lot of planning work needs to be done.

Plus we need at least three Trustees to carry the work forward and check compliance with Charity governance.

So – CAN YOU HELP US?

If you think you would be interested in any kind of admin work in any of the fields above, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Training is given, we just need some dedication and enthusiasm for the projects.

Our AGM is being held in our shop, 173 Stamford Street Ashton under Lyne at 12 noon on 23rd April so please come along and meet us there. Or just email general@wcbs.org.uk

Thank you

January’s General Meeting

All full members of the Society are entitled to attend the General Meetings which are held every 3 months in the Ashton shop and vote on decisions affecting the Society. The April meeting is the AGM, this year to be held on Sunday April 23rd at 12 noon.

The minutes of the January General meeting are attached.

General Meeting, 11th Jan

RECYCLING DATES 2017

We start bright and early in the New Year with an evening trip on Tuesday 3rd Jan and then as follows……..

DATES OF RECYCLING TRIPS 2017
SUNDAY DAYTIME TRIPS
commence 9.30am until approx 4pm depending on number
of donations. Bring your own lunch.
MONDAY & TUESDAY EVENING TRIPS
commence 5.30pm until approx. 9pm
ALL TRIPS START AT PORTLAND BASIN MUSEUM.
Tues 3 Jan 2017
Sun 8 Jan 2017 Mon 9 Jan 2017
Sun 5 Feb 2017 Mon 6 Feb 2017 Tue 7 Feb 2017
Sun 5 Mar 2017 Mon 6 Mar 2017 Tue 7 Mar 2017
Sun 2 Apr 2017 Mon 3 Apr 2017 Tue 4 Apr 2017
Tue 2 May 2017
Sun 7 May 2017 Mon 8th April
Sun 4 Jun 2017 Mon 5 Jun 2017 Tue 6 Jun 2017
Sun 2 Jul 2017 Mon 3 Jul 2017 Tue 4 Jul 2017
Tue 1 Aug 2017
Sun 6 Aug 2017 Mon 7 Aug 2017
Sun 3 Sep 2017 Mon 4 Sep 2017 Tue 5 Sep 2017
Sun 1 Oct 2017 Mon 2 Oct 2017 Tue 3 Oct 2017
Sun 5 Nov 2017 Mon 6 Nov 2017 Tue 7 Nov 2017
Sun 3 Dec 2017 Mon 4 Dec 2017 Tue 5 Dec 2017