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Milton Keynes Community Boat - Public Meeting

Venue: Campbell Park Pavilion, CMK
Date: 24 Sep 2019
Times: 7 pm

Milton Keynes Community Boat has another Public Meeting for interested people.

A second public meeting to discuss the development of the Milton Keynes Community Boat will be held next Tuesday 24th September at 7.00pm at the Parks Trust Pavilion, 1300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD

The first public meeting exploring the possibility of running a Community Boat on the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes proved to be very successful with a number of volunteers offering to help run the boat.   At this second meeting a report will be given on the progress being made by the Project Team since the first meeting, and there will also be an opportunity for more people to offer to volunteer.

The Project Team are looking for people to volunteer as Skippers and Boat Crew, Cabin Hosts, as well as Boat Maintenance and Operations volunteers. Training will be offered to volunteers who have no boating experience.  A local MK Management Team will also be required.

The partners in the project, the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Enterprise Board, the Parks Trust and Crest Nicholson (who are developing Campbell Wharf) are looking for more funding to progress the project with the aim of receiving the boat next spring, training new recruits followed by the launch. The boat will be a 12 seater, environmentally friendly boat being powered by an electric power unit.  It will be run by volunteers following the success of the John Bunyan Community Boat in Bedford which the B&MK Waterway Enterprise runs. The boat will be based at Campbell Wharf Marina.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, come and find out more, tell us your views, and offer us some help if you can!

For queries, or to tell us that you can’t come to the meeting but would like to be kept informed, please contact us at jane.wolfson@mkcommunityboat.org
 

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