Volunteer Day

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We are pleased to announce our first Volunteer Day at Tarver’s Lock (King’s Sutton Lock) on Tuesday 13th May at 9.30 am
Programme for the day:
09.30 meet at The Old Barn, Twyford Wharf, OX17 3JN (Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats), parking available and walk on down to King’s Sutton Lock and see what’s to be done.
  1. Painting of the lock beams, etc.
  2. Some vegetation clearance and flower bed renewal
  3. Replace/repair the old wooden picket fence on the offside
  4. Clear the pile of debris over the sluice gate and either burn or load into CRT work boat. Currently one is sitting by the lock for this purpose.


If you would like to be involved please contact us or ring Colin 0n 01295 816 025

Our next project, hopefully, will be to ensure that the path form Banbury lock going South is cleared of vegetation and in some places it will need new surface.

Cropredy lock is also in need of some attention.   If anyone would care to suggest any other areas where an uplift is needed please do let me know.

The next Volunteer Day will be on Tuesday 27th May and where we are will depend on how we get on at King’s Sutton Lock.

We hope that many of you can come along – please  me know –  (we need to know how many ‘sticky cakes’ to get!!)

Please note that we do have a Banbury Canal Partnership Towpath Taskforce page on Facebook where we can communicate with one another and post items, photos, etc. as well as this web site.

Kind regards



Provisional dates for future Volunteer Days


13th May, 27th May

17th June, 24th June

15th July, 22nd July

19th Aug, 26th Aug

16th Sept, 23rd Sept

21st Oct, 28th Oct

18th Nov, 25th Nov

16th Dec, 23rd Dec