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#1 Rick-n-Jo

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:30 AM

VOTE PORT!

£80,000 is up for grabs and with your help we can win this money for
Stroud.
A project to rebuild the historic walls of Brimscombe Port has been
selected to face a public vote by Big Lottery Peoples Millions.

Monday -26th - the project will go head to head against a scheme
in Wiltshire for a winner takes all £80,000. Both projects will be
shown on that day's 6pm news on ITV West.

This community led project will save the historic Port Wall from
dereliction by removing the trees and undergrowth that are growing
out of it. The path behind the wall will be widened and improved so
everyone can use it - including wheelchair users and people with
pushchairs. Local people will be trained in heritage skills to repair
and restore the masonry and traditional lime mortar

So what can you do? - Vote please!
The telephone number is
08702 435 802

THE LINES WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM 9AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY 26TH.
Votes can only be cast by phone, you can vote up to 10 times from
each of your phones. Land line calls cost 10p, mobile & other
operators' rates will vary.

Please remember to vote in favour of the project whether or not you
receive ITV West. Watch the ITV
West evening news bulletin if you can, otherwise for more
information about the project please visit
http://www.cotswoldcanalsproject.org and follow the links.

Thanks for reading

Rick
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:27 PM

Hi again,

I make no apologies for bumping this up the list just for today. Still, rather than just writing "bump" as happens on most forums (fora?, no don't start down there again!) I'll add some info.

When Saul Canal Festival had to be cancelled at four days to go 'cos of the summer floods, it looked like the Cotswold Canals Trust stood to make a loss of about £30K. Thanks to the generosity of festival goers, traders and sponsors who generously declined to claim their refunds, this has been reduced by about £8000. Fortunately, the CCT is big enough to absorb this loss, nevertheless they are still committed to finding about half a million over the next few years as partnership funding for the phase 1 restoration.

You may have heard that phase 1b, although it reached the last four, failed to win the £19 million from the Big Lottery Fund. (It went to Scotland for the giant nodding kelpies scheme. That is at least a waterways project, now you may think that Scotland has already had quite a lot of Lottery money, I couldn't possibly comment!)
Although a setback, this just means that funding will have to be found from other sources, probably in smaller amounts for piecemeal schemes like this one.

Anyway, if you could chip in your ten penn'orth (quite literally) we'd all be very grateful.

Ta

Rick
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:40 PM

And, in the interests of fairness, :rolleyes: here is the competing project:-

http://www.calne-cas...eldspark.co.uk/
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:09 PM

Hey you didn't mention the other one was canal related!
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:28 PM

Hey you didn't mention the other one was canal related!


Hmmm, i think it's a bit off really, having two boaty based projects competing. Still, i am in no way biased by the fact that one is almost on my doorstep and contains improvements to an area where a lot of my time was misspent in years past. Good luck to both of 'em. (puts the Calne number into speed dial..)
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:31 PM

Hmmm, i think it's a bit off really, having two boaty based projects competing.



I couldn't agree more, it's a silly way to decide funding, yet another example of our modern sham democracy. Still, £80K is £80K, we need the dosh, what ya gonna do?.....

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:38 PM

what about 50/50 split half is better than nowt
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:32 AM

what about 50/50 split half is better than nowt


I'm right with you on that one Denis but that would have made far too much sense for the powers that be.

Anyway, the Calne project won (£68,600 bizarrely) but Brimscombe is still in with a shout for the best of the runners up so good luck with that.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 09:55 AM

Anyway, the Calne project won (£68,600 bizarrely) but Brimscombe is still in with a shout for the best of the runners up so good luck with that.



Saturday, Stop Press!

Brimscombe won the best runner up award, £80,000 :cheers: B) ;)

Result all round, I think.

Now they can make a start on what we hope may be our future home and trip boat base.

If you did, thanks for voting.

Rick

Edited by Rick-n-Jo, 01 December 2007 - 09:57 AM.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 10:40 PM

Winner - 68k, Runner up - 80k??? I'd demand a recount!

Congrats to both projects! :cheers: ;)
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 11:37 PM

Now everyone register to vote for the peoples£50million and vote for the black country urban park .... £50 million for the restoration and prettyment of some of the most rundown areas of the midlands. And of course the canals and waterways in the area too.
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