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NEWS 2012

Announced on Saturday 20th October 2012
at Whittington Village Hall

Congratulations to all the lucky winners in the Grand Prize Draw for 2012 whose tickets were drawn out by members of the audience at our Autumn Social Evening at Whittington Village Hall on 20th October.

We give special thanks to all the donors and sponsors of the prizes shown below, and to Bob Williams and George Simonczyk for all their hard work organising it.

The lucky winners were:-

1. £500 CASH Mr A F Taylor, Lichfield 07018
2. £150 off your holiday Mr O W Pinfold, Perton, Wolverhampton 02894
3. A night for two at Ash Villa Bed & Breakfast, Malvern
sponsored by Mr & Mrs Morgan, proprietors
Mr & Mrs K Birch, Sutton Coldfield 14636
sponsored by a Trust member
Mr R H Rea, Lichfield 14704
5. 75th Anniversary DVD & book set "The Story of the Spitfire" Mr M Neville, Castle Donington 03215
6. Latest 400-page "Inland Waterways of Great Britain" by Imray Mr Ford, Sutton Coldfield 07030
7. Auto Glym car valeting set sponsored by Halfords, Cannock Mr P D Wall, Ashtead, Surrey 11531
8. CHOICE OF DVD from the Laurence Hogg Catalogue Mr B Broad, Harefield, Southampton 07231
9. "Gold" a mystery novel by local author Carl R Stokes
sponsored by a Trust member
Mr R A Strike, Erdington, Birmingham 04424

We wish to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets again this year, raising £4,200 for Trust funds. The Prize Draw for 2013 will be launched in March and tickets will be offered to members with the Spring edition of �Cut Both Ways� due out in May.


The 22nd AGM held on Friday, 15th June 2012 at Park View Centre, Brownhills was attended by nearly 50 members and supporters including Trust Patrons Chris Coburn MBE and Michael Fabricant, Member of Parliament for Lichfield. We were also delighted to have with us John Dodwell, Transition Trustee for the new Canal & River Trust, Tony Harvey (Head of Regeneration Midlands for British Waterways) and Staffordshire County Councillor Patrick Corfield (Cannock Chase - Cannock Town Centre)

Four Directors retiring by rotation were duly re-elected along with Geoff Crook, a new Director co-opted in May.
Dains LLP were again appointed as main examiners/auditors.

Following the close of formal business John Dodwell gave a confident and reassuring analysis of the foreseeable future for the successor to British Waterways, the Canal & River Trust. He thanked the Chairman for his leadership and wished the Trust well for the future.

The Annual General Meeting held at the Park View Centre, Brownhills, 15th June 2012
Left to right: Chairman Brian Kingshott; Tony Harvey, British Waterways; President Eric Wood;
John Dodwell, Canal & River Trust, Chris Coburn MBE; Cllr. Patrick Corfield and Michael Fabricant MP

Click here for the Chairman's Report
Click here for the Directors' Report
Click here for the Finance Director's Report
Click here for John Dodwell's speech
Click here for the Minutes
Click here for Accounts for 2011


Notice is hereby given that the 22nd Annual General Meeting of
Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust Limited will be held at
Park View Centre, Chester Road North, Brownhills, WALSALL, WS8 7JB
on Friday 15th June 2012 at 7.15pm


  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 21st Annual General Meeting 17/06/2011
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Directors' Report
  5. Treasurer's Report and Presentation of Accounts for the year ending 31st December 2011
  6. Chairman's Report
  7. Election of Directors:
    (a) Directors retiring by rotation and eligible for re-election:
      David Dixon
      Brian Kingshott
      Peter Magee
      Susan Williams
    (b) Directors co-opted during the year and nominated by Council for election:
      Geoffrey Crook
    (c) Any other nominations received
  8. Appointment of Auditor: Dains - Chartered Accountants
  9. Any Other Business
  10. Close of formal business
  11. Guest Speaker: John Dodwell, Transition Trustee, Canal & River Trust

After the AGM, tea and biscuits will be served with an opportunity to view displays and sales material.

  • Note 1: A member entitled to attend and vote is entitled to appoint a proxy. A Form of Proxy can be obtained from the Company Secretary (email Sue Williams ), to whom they should be returned at least 48 hours before the time appointed for the meeting.
  • Note 2: Click here for draft accounts for 2011. Any member wanting a copy of the full accounts in advance of the meeting should contact the Treasurer, Bob Williams.
  • Note 3: Non-members are welcome to attend but can not vote at the AGM.

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