Thursday, 4 February 2016

Trust Council minutes for January 2016

Trust Council met on Tuesday 5th January.  It reviewed early indications of financial performance for 2015; considered the work starting up management of the Bruce Trust fleet; and work under way at Crofton over winter.  The minutes of the meeting are available HERE

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Trust Council Minutes for December 2015

Trust Council met on 1st December.  In addition to careful review of the Trust's financial position, Trust Council agreed that we would sign a Strategic Alliance with the Bruce Trust that would require the Trust to run the Bruce boat operation in 2016.

Agreed minutes of the meeting are available HERE.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Minutes of Trust Council November 2015

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Several trustees were unable to make the meeting scheduled for the 3rd November and trustees convened instead via an email exchange with reports and comments being shared.  The main work in hand was setting in place arrangements for a strategic alliance with the Bruce Trust and development of the HLF bid for Crofton.  A note summarising the exchanges was agreed at the 1st December meeting of Trust Council and is available HERE

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Trust Council minutes for October 2015

Trust Council met on Tuesday 6th October.  Trustees reviewed the season's trading and activities which had gone well.  They also revised and updated the Commitment Register which records the Trust's commitments to future spending and is a key budget tool.

Trustees also considered a paper by trustee, David Inight, and agreed that the Trust would enter into a Strategic Alliance with the Bruce Trust.  This would see the 4 Bruce Trust boats for disabled users being run as part of our Trust fleet in 2016 and sharing back office functions.  The details of this project were announced to the volunteers of both Trusts on 21st October and will be the subject of a press release in December.

The minutes of the meeting are available HERE

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Trust Council Minutes for September 2015

Trust Council met on Tuesday 8th September. Trustees reviewed income and expenditure for the first half of the year and updated the Commitment Register.  They also noted that Crofton was getting back up to speed with new staff in place and a great deal of work under way ready for a new bid to the HLF for essential repairs.

The approved minutes of the meeting are available HERE

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Trust Council Minutes for July 2015

Trust Council met on 7 July 2015.  Trustees discussed plans for the event in August to mark the 25th Anniversary of the re-opening of the canal.  The Council also agreed to contribute £2000 towards the cost of volunteer driven work to rebuild a stone wall at Hen's Field in Bradford on Avon.

The agreed minutes of the meeting are available HERE
Please note that Trust Council did not meet in August.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Trust Council Minutes for June 2015

Trust Council met on Tuesday 9th June.  Trustees discussed progress by CRT on managing the issue of moorings on the western end of the K&A.  Trust Council re-affirmed the Trust's position that it speaks as an advocate for the well being of the canal as a whole and did not wish to take a view or position on mooring or continuous cruising rules.

Trustees heard a briefing by Ian Herve of Bath & Bristol Branch on moves to regenerate the River Avon corridor.  There were some ambitious ideas but little firm planning in place and some ideas were unrealistic.  Trustees agreed that they needed to be engaged in this process and invited Bath & Bristol branch to participate in the various local groups, and also to nominate a new trustee to focus on the River Avon work.

The approved minutes of the meeting are available HERE