This page describes the Governance of the Wendover Canal Trust, and includes our Policies and annual reports. Wendover Canal Trust is the operating name of the Wendover Arm Trust charity.
Many downloads can be found at the foot of this page.
Governance – Our Volunteers
We are all volunteers.
Sir David Suchet CBE, actor and canal enthusiast is the Trust’s first Patron. He was guest of honour at the opening ceremony to mark the completion of phase 1 in 2005.
TV personality and vlogger Robbie Cumming was recently also announced as Patron.
Our President is Dr David Fletcher CBE.
The Trust is run by a Council of Trustee Directors who meet quarterly.
The day-to-day operation of the Trust is delegated to the 6 “Group Heads” listed below, who meet on Zoom weekly:
Clive Johnson – Chairman, also Webmaster, and Talks as part of Marketing
Peter Elwin – Deputy Chairman, Partnerships Director
Mike Beckley – Deputy Chairman, Head of Finance, Honorary Secretary
Paul Armstrong – Treasurer
Bob Wheal – Head of Marketing
Mikk Bradley – Site Manager
Mikk Bradley represents “Restoration” on the Council. He meets regularly with the “Team Leaders”, our most experienced restoration volunteers.
Steve Chapman, one of the Restoration Team Leaders is also on our Council.
Mike Beckley’s Finance team includes:
Peter Lockett – Purchasing
Chris Sargeant – Archivist
Jenny Brice – IWA Nominee and Minutes Secretary.
Peter Elwin’s Partnerships team includes:
Ken Palfrey – Volunteer Coordinator
Bob Wheal’s Marketing team includes:
Peter Bird – Membership
Nigel Williams – Publicity
Tony Borrill, Will Mathew & Ken Palfrey – Social Media & Website
Carol Williams (assisted by Janine Jones) continues to edit the Newsletter but is not a Council member.