Nov 21

Paddle-Ability Rep Vacancy

We have had a discussion with Canoe England to look at what we need to do to become a Paddle-Ability Top Club under the Club Mark banner. We already cater for varying disabilities but there is a little work we need to do before we put our application in.

We need to appoint a Paddle-Ability rep and the role is described below. The role will be as a rep responsible to the committee and not as a committee member.

If you are interested in applying, please do so via our Club Secretary Helena Clark

Club Paddle-Ability Rep Role Description

Responsible to:      Club committee through the chairperson

Role purpose:         Act as a point of contact within the club for Paddle-Ability.
Commitment:          1 – 2 hours per week plus relevant committee meetings

Main Tasks:

Act as the main contact for Paddle-Ability information and advice.

  • Liaise with the Paddle-Ability Operations Group.
  • Support the Club with the development of a Paddle-Ability Program of Events.
  • Ensure members are informed of Paddle-Ability initiatives.
  • Complete annual Paddle-Ability reconciliation form.

Skills required:

  • Organised and able to liaise with others to develop Paddle-Ability Programs
  • Able to do basic administration
  • Good communication and enthusiastic

Resources to assist in role:

  • Canoe England Disability Officer and Regional Paddlesport Development Officers
  • Online Resources

Nov 5

Boathouse to open Tuesday Evenings for fun on our Ergos!


Starting Tuesday 10th November….

we are having weekly Ergo nights in our boathouse! Come along from 6:00 pm and join in the fun!

  • Race your friends
  • Set a Personal Best at any distance you choose and try and beat it
  • Start a league
  • Play team race games
  • No booking required
  • Get fit
  • Cost only £1 per person to cover gas and electricity.

See you Tuesday!!

Nov 1

New Pool Booking Number

We are having problems with our bookings mobile, so to contact Steve Burnett please can you now use:

07526 906137

This number is for changes to existing bookings and cancellations due to holidays/sickness so we can try to re-sell your place. Please use this number ONLY for bookings queries. Other committee members can be contacted by email using the addresses on our “contacts” page on our website.

Pool Dress Code

Can we ask or paddlers, male or female, young or not so young, to please wear a tee shirt AND shorts over their swimwear.

November Pool Sessions

November pool sessions start next week and there are still some outstanding fees to be paid. Can you please ensure that if you are paddling next week and haven’t yet paid that you bring the full amount for the whole month.

Xmas Bowling Party

I know we are always asking for your money, but if you have booked for the Xmas Bowling Party, I’m afraid we also need payment as soon as you can. We will soon be closing bookings, but it’s not too late so if you want to join us please let Martin Heywood know as soon as possible.

that’s all for now!