General Volunteer Information
INFO: Operations Managers Meeting (OMM)

The Operations Managers Meeting (OMM) will be starting again on the Monday 28th January at 4.30pm at Brimscombe Port with Reg Gregory, Western Depot Manager, as Chair. [posted 03/01/19]

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES - Please scroll down to view full l

To view Message Boards (for items marked *) follow the "Activities and Rosters" link in the Menu.

Mondays & Wednesdays from 08:30: Maintenance Activity at Western Depot*
Mondays from 09:30: Eastern End Towpath Maintenance*
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 08:30: Maintenance Activity at Eastern Depot*
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00: Volunteer sessions aimed at people new to volunteering; meet at Bell House Wallbridge. CCT members also welcome.

28th Monday - Operations Mangers Meeting (OMM) at Brimscombe Port at 16:30

11th Monday - SNC Project Managers Meeting (PMM) at William Morris College, Eastington @ 16:30
18th Monday - Stroudwater Sessions (Venue & Timing tbc)
20th Wednesday - East End meeting at the Trout Inn, Lechlade from 19:30*
24th Sunday - Summit Work Party at Coates @ from 10:00am till 4:00pm

11th Monday - SNC Project Managers Meeting (PMM) at William Morris College, Eastington @ 16:30
20th Wednesday - East End meeting at the Trout Inn, Lechlade from 19:30*
24th Sunday - Summit Work Party at Coates @ from 10:00am till 4:00pm

ONGOING: Volunteer Vacancy for HR Director

A vacancy has arisen within CCT for a Human Resources (HR) Director

The position will report to Trust Council and the responsibilities are:-

To provide strategic and operational direction on staff and volunteer matters
Ensure that CCT complies with employment legislation, general legislation and current good practice as they apply to employees and volunteers
Establish and maintain effective HR processes to inform CCT’s operational direction
Liaise regularly with CCT trustees/directors and managers to enable CCT to provide an effective staff and volunteer resource in all aspects of its operations
Liaise with, and report regularly on, the operation of Connect on the CCT website
Agree, monitor and report regularly on an annual budget for HR related matters.

If you are interested please contact the CCT Wallbridge Office at for further details. [posted 13/12/18]

INFO: CCT Project Managers Meeting Notes - December 2018

The CCT Project Managers Meeting Notes for December 2018 are available to view in the CCT Project Managers Meeting Notes Message Board under Activities and Rosters. it includes details of the future format for both PMM and OMM (Operations Managers Meeting). [Posted 23/12/18]

ONGOING: Fundraisers required

From the Fundraising Team – a quest for Volunteers.

For our brave and beautiful quest to raise funds - £3.9m for the next phase of restoration and more, we need some rather special help. Could it be you?
Are you website/social media/online giving/ PR savy? – would you work magic and wizard us up content or campaigns?
Treasure – what sort could you expect? Possibly cake, company and the pleasure of knowing you have helped support the restoration work.
To join the quest contact or
[posted 29/10/18

INFO: GDPR Confidentiality Statement

All CCT Volunteers need to be aware that the Personal information contained within the Connect database is confidential. Therefore, you are not permitted to share your password, or access to the site, with any other person. You are permitted to use the data contained within for the purposes of participating in the volunteer activities run by the Cotswold Canals Trust and contributing to restoration work. Information that is publicly broadcast is not confidential. Further details are available below. [posted 06/12/18]

INFO and ACTION: Training Records & Competence Certificates

For Health & Safety and Insurance reasons, Volunteer's Training & Competences records are maintained within Connect to ensure that only suitably trained or qualified volunteers use certain equipment.

If you possess a recognised qualification to operate specific machinery - e.g. chainsaws, brush cutters etc - please let me know and forward a copy of the appropriate certificate to

INFO: Summit Work Party - Sunday 24th February 2019

Details of the next Summit Work Party at Coates on Sunday 24th February 2019 will be available to view in Connect under "Activities and Rosters", select "Work Parties" and "Message Boards only", then click on "Work Parties - Summit Level". [posted 14/01/19]

UPDATED: Data Protection Policy

Our Data Protection Policy 2018 is now available to view on SafetyNet. The Cotswold Canals Trust is committed to continual improvement of our data management procedures to protect the privacy of those we work with and those that support us. This responsibility applies to all persons within the organisation that process personal data, under the guidance of CCT's Data Protection Group.

But don't forget, as volunteers, your data matters too! You can find out more information on your personal rights from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) here -

The Data Protection Group currently meets every six weeks and comprises:
Lisa Mant, Shelley Anderson, Chris Lambert, Diana Edwards, Dennis Clarke.
If you have any questions about how we handle personal data, or suggestions for improving our procedures, then please contact Lisa on
[Updated 6/12/18]

INFO: The Team Leaders Handbook Version 1.1 - January 2018

The updated Team Leader's Handbook is available for all CCT volunteers to view via SafetyNet on the Connect menu. In SafetyNet, go to "Policies and Procedures" to view. Posted 10/02/18.