Ian Sims

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Exhibition of Canal Artwork – Contributing Artists

A special exhibition showcasing the best works by national and local artists inspired by the Basingstoke Canal is currently running at The Lightbox gallery in Chobham Road, Woking between Tuesday 22nd February and Sunday 6th March.  The exhibition forms part of the Basingstoke Canal Society’s fundraising campaign to replace its ageing canal community trip boat […]