News and information for our Members, Moorers and Friends


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On this page:-
• Work party dates • Friends of Leasowes • Atlas and Malus dates • Lapal Canal Trust • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •

In view of the current situation, 24th March,

the Cabin, the Shop and theTrust office

are temporarily closed

Visitor moorings will not be permitted until at least the end of June

Please read all the Trust's notices here

Work Parties down the arm on the following Sundays:

Suspended for the time being

weather permitting

Meet at the Cabin 09:30
Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.

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Halesowen in Bloom 2019

CaRT Proposed Winter Notices 2019/20

Current stoppages on the BCN

BCNS Events

General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

Please - if you have not done so already, complete and return the form you were sent so that we can communicate directly with you.
The activities of the Trust are severely curtailed at the moment because we have not received many agreements.

You can download another form HERE if you need one.

Membership renewal

Membership fees were due on 1st August. Please send us your cheque if you have not already done so.
You could lose valuable resources until you do so.
You will find the forms HERE


The local IWA branch meets in the Cabin every month and will be delighted if you will all attend their meetings.
You can find their calendar HERE

Atlas and Malus

Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, including DofE Residential dates which are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

If you are interested in helping to crew Atlas and Malus or maybe becoming a ' boat sitter ' and explaining about the life on board a working boat and how the boatman's cabin could accommodate a family then how about spending a couple of hours on the dates that request a " sitter ". There is a document available to help with the explanation and layout.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith

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Lapal Canal Trust
Work Parties

Please confirm attendance with Peter Fisher (0796 663 1648)

– 3rd Saturday Every month – 10am – Leasowes Park
– 1st Saturday Every month – 10am – Selly Oak Park

Web site

BBC News re the restoration

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Friends of Leasowes
work parties - scrub clearance of canal bed

to be advised - Contact details

All to meet at the car park off Mucklow Hill at 10 am. ( Subject to weather etc. )

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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.
Anything we do not have in stock we can order for you. .
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Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you approach the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             


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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355   
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978