Become a Member

Becoming a member of The Society has never been easier.

Much has been made of the tremendous efforts of the society to restore the canal from its derelict state to the wonderful recreational facility it is today.

However the tight budgets of recent years have taken their toll and now the society is calling on local people and businesses to join them to boost the canal’s fortunes and future. Regular subscriptions and donations from the public and more than 1000 members make a difference towards conservation and sustainability of the canal.

This will really help us in our aim of “Keeping the canal alive”, not just for now but to benefit future generations too. 

How do you benefit?

As a member of the Society you :

  • contribute to the upkeep of the canal and support the work of the Society.
  • receive a quarterly newsletter highlighting the activities of the Society 
  • may attend the free monthly trips on John Pinkerton II trip boat.
  • can receive discounted tickets on society trip boats.
  • can attend Member only Social events.
  • can access member only section of the web site.
  • may volunteer to help to the society.

The Basingstoke Canal Society sends to members the free members newsletter every quarter, the news bulletin every month and the occasional other email regarding our activities to maintain and support the canal. You can stop receiving any one of these at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link on the relevant email. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further information.

To find out more about joining, please see our membership leaflet. You can find out more about becoming a volunteer by clicking here.

With a range of membership packages available including Adult, Household, Under 18’s, Corporate/Group and Lifetime memberships – there is a package to suit everyone. With the exception of Life Membership, the rates shown are per annum. You can also purchase Membership Gift Vouchers from our online shop.

Adult (Annual)
Membership for One Adult.  This will be charged annually on the anniversary of your initial subscription.
Household (Annual)
Membership for Two Adults in the same household.
Under 18s
Membership for Under 18 year old.  Does not confer voting rights.
Group (Annual)
Membership for Groups wishing to support the Society
Life Membership
Membership for one Adult for their Lifetime.