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£220
raised of £2,000 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £220 to keep the Claverton Pumping Station Group running

    Funded on Friday, 21st October 2022

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    Update

    We are happy to annouce that after very positive talks with Canal and River Trust they have been able to provide us a budget for this year. We are still hoping to raise money to cover the costs of the break in.

    Original appeal

    Claverton Pumping Station is a truly unique piece of industrial heritage just outside Bath. At just over 200 years old, it houses one of the countries largest waterwheels, and was used to keep the canal in Bath topped up with water. The pump has been restored to full working order, and is run by a small, independent, all-volunteer group.

    A difficult week

    It has been an incredibly difficult week at Claverton. Last Friday our car park gate was vandelised, presumably by swimmers looking for a place to park. The following Saturday night we had a break in where a number of tools were stolen. This week we have been informed by the Canal and River Trust who own the site that they are going to renege on their promise to provide us with a yearly budget of a few thousand pounds. This budget would have helped us provide safety training for volunteers, and to focus on projects to make the site safer for volunteers and a better experience for visitors.

    They say bad things come in threes, we hope that this is the end of what has been a series of set backs.

    How funds could help

    We are asking for funds to go directly into our unrestricted funds, allowing our committee to spend it in the best way for our group. Some money will go towards our managment priorities, such as improving the site for visitors. Some money is needed for us to fix and replace what was vandalised and stolen.

    The Claverton Pumping Station Group is also looking to form a charity (we are currently a community group). This will allow us to take Gift Aid, apply for more grants, and to use the Just Giving platform to its full potential. We hope this will help us raise funds and become a more resilient organisation. We hope to do this reorganisation with as limited cost as possible, but there may be some costs during our transition. If anyone has expertise in forming a charity and would be able to advise us we would be very greatful for the help.

    Thank you for your support

    We really appreciate the community support. Our volunteers want to be free to do what they do best, keeping our pump running

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      9

      • Badger

        Badger

        Oct 9, 2022

        A fascinating tour, all very inspirational

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 27, 2022

        Marvellous work by the volunteers - best wishes

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jul 17, 2022

        Thank you for all you do to protect and enhance this wonderful heritage asset. We hope this helps.

        £100.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jun 24, 2022

        Sorry to hear of damage and break in. You all do such a wonderful job there which is much appreciated. Thank you.

      • Jess Rogers

        Jess Rogers

        Jun 24, 2022

        So sad that this has been vandalised. I hope you can raise enough to make the repairs.

        £10.00

      • Rita Powell

        Rita Powell

        Jun 24, 2022

        My husband and friends involved in restoration in the 1970s. Spent many happy times there. It must stay!

        £20.00

      • Kerrianne

        Kerrianne

        Jun 24, 2022

        Pickled egg delivery for your spirits!

        £10.00

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