Aims and Objectives


  • Conserve and improve the historic Canal, its waterfront and its wider environment from the Canal Basin to the Exe Estuary for everyone to enjoy now and in the future 


  • Breathe new life into the Canal by encouraging and supporting boat users to navigate and enjoy the waterway, and supporting provision for access, moorings and services


  • Promote the Canal and its environs as a facility for everyone and an amenity to be enjoyed, valued and conserved sensitively for the local community and residents

  • Monitor projected changes to the Canal, its Basin and its wider environment


  • Liaise, co-operate and assist with maintenance and restoration


  • Organise activities and encourage participation and volunteering through work parties, special events, talks, socials, cruises, publicity, and fundraising for projects


  • Enhance and protect the ecology, wildlife and habitats of the Canal and its environs


  • Stimulate public interest in the Canal, its buildings, its history and its future


  • Provide a forum for the assembly and focus of views of all people interested in the Canal and its heritage and provide advocacy and publicity​. 


Contact Us:


John Monks

1 Colleton Hill



01392 493559

Membership Secretary

Richard Crisp

17 Birch Road



01395 273211


Mick Green

2 Compass Quay 

Haven Road 



07791 870585

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All rights reserved 2016-2019


For work parties and volunteering, contact Jack Nott, Volunteer Co-ordinator:

or 07444 144707


For membership and general enquiries, email Mick Green, Secretary: or phone 07791 870585 or John Monks, Chair: or 01392 49355


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