The Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust is a registered charity limited by guarantee. No 515879

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Brecon Beacons Trust Have Put Their Trust In Us

We are extremely grateful to the Brecon Beacons Trust for supporting our "Beacon Bio-Boat" environmental education initiative . The grant will enable us to achieve our vision for a floating classroom for local school parties to learn about the natural environment of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Goytre Wharf Mooring Secured

ABC Leisure who operate Red Line Boats and now manage the whole of the Goytre Wharf site have kindly agreed to grant us the use of a mooring at the Wharf from which to run our Community Boat.

They have offered us a superb mooring position near to the Cafe which is already equipped with the necessary water and electricity supplies. We look forward operating from there during the coming summer season.

Many thanks to Hannah the new Goytre Wharf Manager.

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority 

Grant our Wish

We are delighted to report that the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority have offered us a grant under the Sustainable Development Fund initiative. The Authority is particularly keen to support our "Beacon Bio-Boat" eco-tourism and environmental education initiative catering for local school parties. We are most grateful to the Authority.

Motor-ing Ahead

Due to the generosity of the Lynch Motor Company we are able to replace our two ageing 72 volt electric motors with two brand new innovative, highly efficient, low maintenance, 48 volt ones. The units will come complete with Lynch designed and built Controllers and Throttle Levers.

Whilst having the same Lynch Motors as Gloriana, regrettably our Community Boat will have rather less ornamentation and gold leaf!

We are extremely grateful to Director Trevor Lees, who we suspect has a soft-spot for the Mon & Brec Canal.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Uskmouth Power Station new owners SIMEC step into the breach!

With the closure of Uskmouth Power Station and the laying off of the workforce by SSE Power, work on our Community Boat had ground to a halt.

We are delighted to announce that the new owners, SIMEC have agreed to continue with the work where SSE Power left off. With a fair wind, fabrication and welding works should therefore be complete within a few weeks.

SIMEC are a large international company with interests in shipping, industry, mining, energy and commodities, hence the name! As well as Uskmouth Power Station, they also own the nearby MIR (formerly Alphasteel) Steelworks.

We are also delighted to hear that power is once more being generated at Uskmouth, with plans to convert the boilers from burning coal to biomass fuel.

We welcome the company to Newport and give them our most grateful thanks for helping us with the project.

Heron's Rest Marina comes to the rescue!

Heron's Rest Marina, near Crickhowell will be providing us with the space to undertake the internal fit-out of our Community Boat, and when complete, a facility to launch it into the canal. We are extremely grateful to Richard and Ian for their timely, generous help and assistance.

Promat Come on-board!

We are delighted to announce that Promat have generously agreed to supply us with PROMARINE non-combustible boards for fitting out the inside of our Community Boat. Promat is alarge international company who supply specialist products to the shipbuilding industry for the construction of gigantic cruise liners, container ships and oil platforms. Supply materials for fitting out our 55 foot long Community Boat will be a big challenge for them, but I am sure that they will rise to it!! Seriously, we are very grateful to them for offering us their support.