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About Us

This page tells you all about the Wendover Arm Trust and our policies.

For more information about the Wendover Canal that the Trust promotes, and its History, see the pages below this page in the menu.

Registered Address: Island House, Moor Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1WA.
Regd Charity No. 801190.

The Wendover Arm Trust was formed in February 1989 as a voluntary body, set up to promote the restoration of the Wendover Canal (historically known as the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal). It is a company limited by guarantee and without share capital, and is a registered charity.

At the time of formation, there was a danger of the canal suffering further deterioration due to neglect, and the severing of the canal by what was then only a proposal to construct the Aston Clinton by-pass.

If we paraphrase the Trust’s Articles of Association, the aims of the Trust are:

  • To maintain and improve the waterway for the use and benefit of all, which also increases biodiversity.
  • To promote the fullest use of the waterway by all forms of waterborne traffic and for all forms of local amenity, tourist and recreational, and water-related activities for the benefit of the public.
  • To promote and educate the public in the history, use and associated wildlife of canals and inland waterways generally, and of the Arm in particular.
  • To restore, reconstruct, preserve, and maintain canals and inland waterways and works and auxiliary works and buildings generally, provided that there is a net benefit to the public.


Sir David Suchet, actor and canal enthusiast is the Trust’s Patron. He was guest of honour at the opening ceremony to mark the completion of phase 1 in 2005.

President – Dr David Fletcher CBE
Vice-Presidents – Barry Martin, Roger Leishman

The Trust is run by a Council of Trustee Directors, who meet monthly:
​Chris Sargeant – Chairman
Leanda Richardson – Vice Chair & Fundraising
Clive Wilson – Treasurer
Tony Bardwell – Operations Director
John Rowe – Honorary Secretary
Peter Bird – Membership
Bob Wheal – Sales
Peter Lockett – Purchasing
Clive Johnson – Website, Talks and Data Protection Officer
Carol Williams – Newsletter
Nigel Williams – Publicity
Ben Grinsted – IT and Social Media
Jenny Brice – IWA Nominee, Minutes Secretary and Events

Click below to view or download our Annual Report to April 5th 2019

Click below to view or download the Aims & Rules of the Trust, and our policies. Policies which are specific to our Restoration can be found on those pages of this website.

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