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Articles in the local Villager News magazine
[written by one of our volunteers].

January 2012

A very happy new year to you from Dick's Folly and crew.

In between the celebrations, the committee received the plans for the new 60 foot boat andJohn, Peter L, Terry from Starline Marine and Pete D meet around the table. Angi took the photo. with a click of a mouse forwarded them on for our regular users to study and for their all important comments on the layout and design. The feedback was extremely helpful and put to good use when in early January, Starline Marine visited the Project's Hunton Bridge base to see how the refitted Dick's Folly is functioning and for our second discussion on what will and won't work for the new boat. Later in the month all the strands of this meeting and the update on the landing stage will be brought together in order for us to move on one stage further.


The plans of the new boat are on the table.






Did you make a New Year's Resolution? No? Well how about taking up one to help the Project? Can you help the Project with fund raising, we need a number of energetic people who will take up the challenge to raise money for us. Every 1 counts and we appreciate any and every effort that is made. Whether just one individual, a company or group, I am very happy to meet you and discuss how you can help the Project which in turn helps the community make maximum use of the boat(s).

Contact me via the Project's website [email:].

A to Z of tasks:
Last month I started to unmask the unsung champions who are the mainstay of the Project. Here are a few more:

K is for the Delrow Knitters; a small group of ladies who have knitted red and green scarves which have adorned the Project's fundraising Teddies [see this page for pictures of the Teddies].
T is for Treasurer, Robert by name, making sure the Project's books are balanced and its financial future sound. T is also for Training for which Peter L makes sure we have access to courses and are all competent in our roles.

Diary dates:
The New Year brings the third and fourth ALWAC Concerts.
Sunday February 12th - Pilgrims Way
Sunday 11th March - The Oxford Fiddle Group
All starting at 3pm. For tickets contact or Tim and Lesley Brookes on 01923 264536..

Angi Naylor
Project Volunteer & Chair


Dick's Folly narrowboat.


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