We are delighted that we have been able to secure funding for the first part our new pontoon at Girlguiding Staffordshire’s Water Activities Base.
On Wednesday 8th June, Margaret Smith opened the new pontoon to replace the old jetty at Manor Park. The old jetty could only hold a few people at a time, but this new pontoon is very stable and will not rot like the wooden pontoon could. It can have the two bellboats moored one either side so that people can be getting into them both at the same time.
We are now seeking the remaining funds to add an ‘EZ Launch’ pontoon extension which will enable less able bodied members to confidently transfer into a canoe or kayak independently and securely.
The picture shows Margaret cutting the ribbon held by Annette Gould and Mike Twitchen and watched by Lapley Trefoil Guild who were the first group to use the new pontoon.
More photos can be found in our Flickr album.