From the Wheelhouse

Being so busy means one season rolls into another without much of a pause for breath, so Christmas was a welcome break for everyone. We returned to a river on red boards and a reminder that winter had only just begun!

Our first school group was with us before the end of January so a number of maintenance and painting tasks are being held back until the Easter school holidays and hopefully some finer weather. We have taken the opportunity to have the injector pump and injectors serviced, the carpet cleaned, and have now moved on to re-plumb the black water tanks so both tanks can be emptied using our on-board pump.

We’ve also seen some changes in the office with our computers being upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 software.   A hardy team of volunteers helped to prepare the Teddington lock island foreshore for another busy year of school visits by clearing overgrown vegetation and repairing the access steps to the beach. We look forward to welcoming some new volunteers and new clients for another fabulous year on the river!

by Peter Oldham, Skipper

Reproduced from the Friends Winter 2016 newsletter