Campbell Wharf’s new community trip boat

Crest Nicholson is proudly supporting the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust in their plans to launch a new community boat which will be based at Camp-bell Wharf.

The Trust already run a very successful trip boat called the John Bunyan at the Riv-er Ouse in Bedford, with the whole enterprise run by volunteers.
They are bringing this successful model to Milton Keynes with their plans to run a small passenger boat from Campbell Wharf Marina on the Grand Union Canal in Central Milton Keynes. The boat would open the Canal up to the wider community, showcasing all it has to offer for the local area and is hoped to launch in April 2020.

The trading arm of the Trust, BMKWEL, is planning for a 12-seater boat which is fully accessible to everyone. It would be an environmentally friendly hybrid which will work well in all seasons, with options for a whole range of uses, from providing a one-way taxi for walkers to catered charter trips for families and themed outings throughout the year.

The Trust was set up to support wider plans for a new Waterway Park linking Bed-ford to Milton Keynes, and its fundraising efforts all ultimately support this work. The new inlet created beside Campbell Wharf Marina forms an important starting point for the Waterway Park, should it be constructed in the future.

The Trust is now working to raise funds for the boat. Crest Nicholson has already pledged their support, but more sponsors are needed to help fund this brilliant addition to what Milton Keynes has to offer.

Image shows the John Bunyan, a large community trip boat based in Bedford and run by BMK Waterways Trust

If you would like to volunteer to be part of the project or are interested in sponsor-ship, get in touch with Jane Wolfson by emailing: jane.wolfson@mkcommunityboat.org

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