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From the Chair 

Hello again

The last few months have been a difficult time for everyone, especially for charities like ours, as whenever there is a need for ‘tightening of belts’, donations to charities are, almost inevitably, the first to suffer financially.

However, we have tried to rescue some of our income (as we have not been allowed to operate the boats, having to abide by government rulings) via applications to governmental bodies, including Canal & River Trust – themselves a charity sustainable by the Boat Licensing System, with suspension/reductions in licence fees and discretionary grants to qualifying organisations.

Other Organisations which have a remit to support charities during adverse times have also been approached and our Fundraiser, Paul, has been successful with some of these applications. As you can imagine there are thousands of affected organisations like ours and we are grateful that we are deemed to be worthy of support.

While the boats have been ‘dormant’, opportunity has been taken to complete some overdue restorative work on them. Lancelot has been repainted and has had its bow-thruster renovated. Guinevere will follow it into the paint-shop in September. These tasks would have been necessary anyway (as comparisons between the paint jobs shows quite strikedly) and as we have had no hire income since lockdown we have had to dig deep into our reserves (Contingency Funds).

Since the lockdown easing and C & RT allowing the canal system to reopen, we have been able to hire the boats on a restricted basis to CCBM holders and their families only. Groups by their nature cannot safely use the boats and this state of affairs could persist for some time until the Covid 19 situation changes for the better and we can all start using the boats as normal again.

Thank you again for reading this and supporting us. Here's to happier times.


Best wishes,


Peter Page
Chairman
LNBP Community Boating

Unique boat hire opportunity for family and social bubbles

And there is still availability to explore the delights of Autumn on our canals in September and October
 
Find out more here
 

 
A touch of paint

The initial restrictions on the canals and enforced downtime for our boats gave us opportunity to put Lancelot and Guinevere into dry dock to get a bit of colour.

Read more here and here
 
Book your group for 2021 and 2022

We are now accepting community group bookings for 2021, and even 2022!

To see what dates are available and make a booking online, head to our online calendar here


 
Donations received

We have been fortune to receive a boost to our funds and operations during the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to the receipt of two kind donations.

Read more here and here
 
You can donate too

Donating to LNBP has never been easier with our TotalGiving™ page.

The donations we receive will enable us to continue our work of nearly 40 years, and in these challenging times we appreciate the support and generosity more than ever.


To find out and donate to LNBP, click here
 
In video on the canal

Our promotional videos provide a visual insight into what we do and can offer to community groups and organisations

Catch a glimpse by clicking here and here

 
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Come and Join Us - Get Involved
 

Can you spare a few hours to help LNBP Community Boating?
 

We are reliant on the efforts of a loyal team of volunteers who give their time to ensure the smooth running of the organisation and the canal boat experiences we provide.
 

However, we are always keen to welcome new volunteers to our organisation. So if you are 16 years old and over, why not consider getting involved? 

Find out more
here

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