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Letter from the Chairman taken from our latest

Cut-A-Way number 56 issued December 2017

Reading my ‘Thoughts’ of the September issue of Cut A Way I find that, although we have not made a huge amount of progress, things do seem a little more positive.

Over the last couple of months we have been very much in the throes of organising appeals and meetings.  As a result we have heard that Network Rail have issued TMCA with a new licence but at the time of going to press we have not seen it, so we do not know the details.

A new pump has been installed and is working and we have had rain, so there is plenty of capacity for topping up the canal.


Work has continued at the Vista as well as regular litter picking and we have received some welcome and encouraging comments from passers by.  Several Talks have been given to groups around North West Kent and our publicity displays have been well received.

And, because of access to water, wildlife continues to be attracted to the canal.  Near the Swing Bridge a young, brown cormorant was spotted and there are several swans making periodic visits to the canal.  Let’s hope they manage to survive the winter.

In the meantime, I wish all members and friends an enjoyable Christmas period.

David Rouse

Issue 56 Contents:  Chairman’s Diary Pump Update Network Rail Update So Where are We Now    Nature Watch  Diggers Notes  Link with the Past  A quick look at the Driffield Navigation  Spreading the Word  Past Events  IWA News  Snippits  Dates of Events