About us

We are a local charity actively working with local Councils, Glandwr Cymru, the Canal and River Trust in Wales and other partners to improve and sustainably restore the Mon & Brec Canal for the benefit of the local community. We undertake on-the-ground restoration and run a successful interpretation centre at Fourteen Locks, Newport, where we have partnered with Newport City Council to run an "Education through Restoration" project with local schools. We operate a small passenger boat, taking school parties and families onto the water.

The aims of the Trust are to promote ...

We are affiliated with the Inland Waterways Association.

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We are also Members of :

Inland Waterways International


Management Committee

  • Chairman –Richard Dommett MBE
  • Vice-Chairman – Yvonne Forsey BSc. PGCE
  • Hon. Secretary – Andrew Park LLB
  • Hon Treasurer – Cllr. Yvonne Forsey BSc. PGCE
  • Membership Secretary – Paul Stacey
  • Regeneration Manager – Richard Dommett MBE
  • Torfaen Team Leader – Hugh Woodford
  • Community Boat Project Manager – Captain Ian Lewis MNI
  • Chaplain – Rev. John Collier
  • Information Officer - David Burden

Partner Representatives

  • Inland Waterways Association – Tony Pugh
  • Canal & River Trust – David Morgan
  • Islwyn Canals Association – Richard Wysom
  • M&B Hire Boat Operators – Nigel Curtis

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

  • Canal Centre Manager – Kate Wickens

The Trust is an active and enthusiastic partner in the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Regeneration Partnership Scheme since it was formed in 1989. These partners are working together to restore the southern unnavigable section of the canal. The Core partners are :-

  • Newport City Council
  • Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Glandwr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales
  • Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust

The wider partnership also includes :-

  • Islwyn Canal Association
  • Powys County Council
  • Brecon Beacons National Park