News Index
In order to publicise the work of restoring the canal, the Trust issues News and Press Releases whenever notable achievements and/or events occur.
The following releases are available -
Mar 11, 2017  Walkers can Explore Canal History 
Jan 26, 2017  Trust now accepts Compass Cards 
Dec 22, 2016  Canal Trust Upgrades Canoeing and Kayaking Facilities 
Dec 22, 2016  Bicentennial celebrations recorded on souvenir DVD 
Dec 15, 2016  Another chance to turn a fiver into a tenner for WACT 
Dec 8, 2016  Vote for WACT to win £300 from Galaxy 
Nov 30, 2016  WACT raises more than £3,000 in Localgiving initiatives 
Nov 16, 2016  Extra time to double a tenner for WACT! 
Nov 11, 2016  IWA DONATES £1,000 TO WACT 
Oct 30, 2016  Canal to feature on TV again 
Oct 22, 2016  LITTLE INSECTS RESCUE CHOKED CANAL 
Oct 14, 2016  Grow Your Tenner 2016 starts on Tuesday October 18.  
Oct 12, 2016  Dave Kersley 
Oct 6, 2016  Canal's bicentenary celebrated in grand style 
Sep 29, 2016  Paper recycling Skip at Washington 
Sep 23, 2016  Book your barbecue meal on Compasses Bridge opening day 
Sep 23, 2016  This way to see the Bicentennial Baton Relay 
Jun 25, 2016  Bicentenary merchandise now on sale. 
Jun 24, 2016  Peter Foulger becomes a vice-president 
Jun 21, 2016  Hot stuff Poddlers raise around £10,000 
Jun 20, 2016  #GiveMe5 result 
Jun 8, 2016  'Last push' appeal to complete Compasses Bridge 
May 24, 2016  Get a unique view of our new canal bridge at a special open day. 
May 1, 2016  2016 Poddle strolls off on Sunday, June 5th. 
Mar 31, 2016  New Compasses Bridge opens to traffic on schedule 
Mar 30, 2016  Opportunities to help with award-winning canal restoration 
Jan 28, 2016  BRICKLAYING STARTS AT NEW CANAL BRIDGE 
Jan 18, 2016  Funeral service for Jim Phillips 
Jan 15, 2016  Popular band to play for Trust 
Jan 8, 2016  Death of Jim Phillips 
Jan 5, 2016  Trust to consult on Hunt Nature Park visitor centre plans 
Jan 4, 2016  2016 WACT Calendars 
Dec 2, 2015  Trust gets 15 #GiveMe5 donations doubled 
Nov 28, 2015  Your £5 donation could be doubled 
Nov 28, 2015  Volunteer recognised in Heroes awards 
Oct 28, 2015  Nature park’s viewing platform officially opened 
Oct 26, 2015  Grow Your Tenner initiative has finished 
Oct 20, 2015  CANAL FEATURES IN TV PROGRAMME 
Oct 19, 2015  MAJOR ADVANCE FOR CANAL RESTORATION 
Oct 13, 2015  Grow Your Tenner 2015 has begun 
Oct 6, 2015  Official Opening of Hunt Park Viewing Platform 
Oct 5, 2015  Canoes in Hunt Park. 
Sep 24, 2015  Grow a tenner for the Canal Trust 
Aug 26, 2015  Compasses Bridge: first abutment concrete pour on Friday, Aug 28.  
Aug 5, 2015  See our new display at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre  
Jul 29, 2015  Canal Trust keeps problem plants at bay 
Jul 25, 2015  Construction begins at Gennets Bridge Lock 
Jul 11, 2015  Contractors due to create Compasses Bridge foundations 
Jun 10, 2015  Poddle will bring in more than £8,000 
Jun 9, 2015  Work Starts on new Surrey Canal Bridge 
Jun 3, 2015  WACT President Helps Trust Celebrates its 3,000th Member 
May 22, 2015  WACT is at the 2015 Surrey County Show 
May 12, 2015  CELEBRITY AMONG CANAL TRUST ‘PODDLERS’ 
May 8, 2015  WACT Summer Camp - volunteers required 
Apr 21, 2015  Colourful flotilla on the River Arun 
Apr 20, 2015  Hunt Park Viewing Platform 
Mar 29, 2015  Newspaper & magazine recycling. 
Mar 25, 2015  New Compasses Bridge Approved 
Mar 25, 2015  Sale at the Canal Centre 
Mar 23, 2015  Grow Your Tenner brings in more than £8,000 
Mar 12, 2015  Compasses Bridge 
Mar 10, 2015  Nearly a third of our £5 donations doubled! 
Feb 2, 2015  NEW FUNDRAISING AND PUBLICITY TEAM FORMED 
Jan 21, 2015  Compasses Bridge Appeal – almost 60% of funds already raised 
Jan 20, 2015  ‘Buy’ a donation when booking your holiday 
Dec 5, 2014  We now accept credit and debit cards 
Nov 11, 2014  Peter Flatter  
Sep 29, 2014  2015 Calendar showcases the best of the Wey & Arun Canal 
Sep 22, 2014  CANAL TRUST UNLOCKS THE PAST at Gosden Meadow, Bramley 
Aug 31, 2014  National Heritage Open Days weekend 2014 organised by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust 
Aug 15, 2014  The Wey & Arun Canal Trust Poddles to £9,000 
Jul 15, 2014  Wey & Arun Canal Trust launch bridge appeal 
Jul 7, 2014  Alan Dyer becomes new Membership Secretary for The Wey & Arun Canal Trust 
Jul 1, 2014  Wey & Arun Canal welcomes canoes 
Jun 24, 2014  Canal restoration reopens historic Wey & Arun Lock 
Jun 11, 2014  Successful trip for navigation rights cruise. 
Jun 2, 2014  Lock Opening on the Wey & Arun Canal 
May 28, 2014  Volunteers honoured at Wey & Arun Canal Trust AGM 
Apr 23, 2014  Warm welcome awaits overseas canal visitors 
Apr 15, 2014  Walk for your local charity. Canal Trust invites walkers for a Poddle through Surrey 
Apr 15, 2014  The Wey & Arun Canal Trust is now registered as a good cause with easyfundraising 
Apr 1, 2014  Canal Centre gears up for summer 
Mar 25, 2014  Canal heritage specialist to address canal AGM 
Feb 24, 2014  Boat volunteers needed to benefit canal restoration. 
Feb 18, 2014  SMALL-BOAT RALLY AT ALFOLD, Surrey on the Wey & Arun Canal 
Jan 24, 2014  Canal restoration gains high level supporter 
Nov 1, 2013  Aqueduct secrets revealed in archaeological dig 
Oct 21, 2013  Canal calendar celebrates award-winning photography 
Oct 15, 2013  Canal restoration donations work harder through match funding 
Sep 23, 2013  Hands-on approach for Wey & Arun Canal Honorary Secretary 
Aug 12, 2013  Wey & Arun Canal stand wins trophy at the National Inland Waterways Festival 
Aug 5, 2013  Wey & Arun Canal Trust organise a 'mini-dig' at Gosden aqueduct in Bramley, Surrey 
Jul 24, 2013  Successful trip for navigation rights cruise 
Jul 10, 2013  Funding will boost canal restoration and flood alleviation in Bramley 
Jul 2, 2013  Charity fundraising walk for the Wey & Arun Canal Trust 
May 30, 2013  Award recognition for Loxwood Canal Centre 
May 21, 2013  Canal photographic competition winners revealed 
May 13, 2013  Volunteers honoured at Wey & Arun Canal Trust AGM 
Apr 30, 2013  Canal Trust invites walkers for a Poddle through Sussex 
Mar 22, 2013  Family fun promised by Easter canal cruises 
Jan 25, 2013  Canal restoration sets its sights on reaching the Sussex-Surrey border. 
Jan 17, 2013 Walks to offer new perspective on canal heritage.
Jan 3, 2013 Photo competition 2013 launched.
Oct 19, 2012 New guide to exploring the Wey & Arun Canal
Oct 23, 2012 Santa\'s sleigh is to take to the canal.
Oct 19, 2012 New canal quiz provides half-term fun.
Sep 16, 2012 Southlands Lock gets its gates.
Sept 10, 2012 Sell-out success for new canal boat trips.
Aug 27, 2012 First boat on the Wey & Arun Canal in Surrey since 1871.
July 27, 2012 Summit Expedition sets sights on Canal Bicentenary Celebrations.
June, 29, 2012 Restoring the Wey & Arun Canal - the first four decades.
June 21, 2012 Upgrade work completed on Loxwood Bridge.
May, 7, 2012 Maintaining the right to navigate on the River Arun.
May 4, 2012 Volunteers honoured at Wey & Arun Canal Trust 2012 AGM.
Apr. 6, 2012 Official Opening of the Wey & Arun Canal Centre at Loxwood.
Mar 22, 2012 The "Poddle" 2012.
Feb. 7, 2012 NEW CANAL CENTRE FOR THE WEY & ARUN CANAL TRUST.
Jan 17, 2012 'CommunityForce' drives Loxwood Bridge towards Completion.
Dec 5, 2011 Wey & Arun Canal Trust receive a new Land Rover loaned by Harwoods.
Nov 15, 2011 Wey & Arun Canal Trust pleased to receive local support at Dunsfold Exhibition.
Oct 13, 2011 Votes Needed for New Parapets on Loxwood Canal Bridge.
Sep 26, 2011 Proposal to Restore the Wey & Arun Canal in Dunsfold.
Sep 15, 2011 MP Opens Restored Lordings Waterwheel.
Aug 29, 2011 Works starts on new Canal Centre.
Aug 28, 2011 Rare chance to sail on the Upper Arun.
Aug 4, 2011 Work starts on next lock restoration.
July 21, 2011 Wey & Arun Canal Trust commissions further design studies.
July 20, 2011 Local MP to inaugurate unique canal water wheel.
July 8, 2011 Local support for canal project.
Jun 16, 2011 Gunpowder store and flour mill provide 2011 Heritage Weekend attractions.
Apr 20, 2011 A 'wee dram' to help Loxwood Bridge.
Apr 2, 2011 Worthing school continues planting beside canal.
Mar 24, 2011 Canal restoration makes progress in Surrey.
Mar 23, 2011 'You're hired' - WACT Launches Apprentice Membership
Mar 22, 2011 Winter Facelift for Canal Lock.

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