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The Abingdon Branch hold joint meetings with the East Vale Branch meet at the British Legion Club, East Hanney at 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month. The Oxfordshire Branch of the Inland Waterways Association hold social events and talks on the second Wednesday of each month held at the Sports & Social Club at Yarnton, Kidlington. For more information see: IWA Oxfordshire Branch
Working with East Vale members this was the major project for the Trust in 2006 and is now maintained by Abingdon branch members.
Thames Water Reservoir Proposal
Thames Water are proposing a major new infrastructure project near Abingdon to provide a reservoir.
The project will have a major effect on restoration of the canal as the proposal would be built over a large section of the historic canal route.
The Trust policy on the reservoir is that it has no comment to make on the need for the proposed reservoir but the Trust and Branch have been working with the designers of the scheme to provide an alternative route for the canal, and are are asking that as much of the canal as possible will be built as part of the scheme if it is approved, It was announced in early 2009 that the project start will now be delayed for five years.
If you would like to explore the canal at Abingdon more, then the trust has prepared a walk that you can follow. Full details of the walk and links to download and print can be found at Abingdon Walk.