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Narrowboat Theo Refurbishment Project

Hillingdon Narrowboats in partnership with

The Heathrow Community Fund

We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator and volunteers -

Ex and retired service personnel of all abilities -

to undertake this project starting in March 2020

For information re the Project Co-ordinator position please see our information page and application form on the side menu. Please note the cut off date for applications is the 18th February 2020 and interviews will be on the 20th February 2020.

To see our leaflet re Theo volunteers go to our information page .





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Duke of Edinburgh Award Event

will now be running durring the half term break

Sunday 15th Febuary to Thursday 19th Feburay 2020

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Hillingdon Narrowboats is a charity which owns and operate six narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal, based in Harefield, West London.

Much of our work is with schools, Scout, Guide, Cubs and Brownies groups, disadvantaged people, DoE Gold students, Princes Trust and other community or voluntary groups, where we provide boats for anything from a single afternoon to a full five-day event on the local canal system.

We provide training under the auspices of the National Community Boat Association, at a number of levels, which are one to four day courses and are suitable for anyone, of any experience – from complete novice, up to experienced boaters. Our courses usually route from Harefield, into London, through St Pancras to Limehouse, and then along the tidal Thames to Brentford before returning to Harefield.

We also provide private and corporate hire: We have provided boats for team-building events, a family reunion (with members flying in from all parts of the globe); a five day adventure with three boats for a local school; countless Beaver, Cub and Scout narrowboat camps; and much more.

Every year, we run special events, such as our very popular Santa Specials in December, which saw over 600 passengers join us for a trip to see Santa in his canal-side grotto.

Whatever your background, and whatever you’re doing, narrowboating has something for everyone. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, get in touch and we’ll be able to come up with something fun, educational, relaxing or motivating. We look forward to boating with you soon

Painting of Coppermill Lock and boathouse with NB Spirit  by D. Morley Ickenham Art Society