Month: June 2022

24 Hours Notice

Fiona Shipp Canal Manager Basingstoke Canal Authority “Dear All, Based on current water levels I am giving you 24hrs notice that we will be closing Ash Lock as of 5pm tomorrow (Fri 24th June). It will then be locked and caulked to preserve water levels in the Hampshire Pound. Please ensure that you have moved […]

AGM Minutes – 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Basingstoke Canal Society took place on Saturday 14th May 2022 amid the 30th Anniversary celebrations, the Surrey Heath Show and the Member’s Evening BBQ. Chaired by Presidents Tim and Liz Doyle, there were 61 members in attendance as well as visiting boaters from other societies and clubs. To see […]

Basingstoke Canal Navigation Update

Current water level management issues. At this time, we are holding levels at –150mm below normal datum level of Zero in the Hampshire pound above Ash Lock. This is due to the on-going leak issue at Crookham Deeps embankment. Simple repairs on this leak over proceeding years have already been tried and not been found […]

2023 Calendar Competition!

It’s time to find your camera and take some stunning pictures of the Basingstoke Canal! Entries for our 2023 calendar competition are open till the end of July 2022. We’d like our winning shots to be specific to the Basingstoke Canal, colour and landscape format (about 1.4 times wider than high). Photographs that are unusual […]

Volunteers Week 2022

Takes place between the 1st and 7th of June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities. The Basingstoke Canal Society has over 200 volunteers working to support the Basingstoke Canal Authority every day rain or shine. Helping to look after the canal so that others may enjoy […]