Staff, volunteers and partners talk about life working with and for The Waterways Trust
Today's thoughts from Kim:
What a beautiful start to the day! I had a little lie in
as I was home late last night and then I got to run through the
woods near my home before hoping on the train and coming into work.
Spring is bursting through and the sap is most definitely
Now its back to the office and it's a welcome change that sees
me based out of the office for a whole day; a meeting in London was
cancelled so I have the whole day to work on a tender for a
potential project. It sounds really interesting but it's a
very complex project on a tight deadline so we need to make sure
that we can deliver what we promise and at the right price both for
us and for the client.
A day at the office also means I can catch up with my post and
also have a proper lunch rather than a sarnie grabbed on the go.
I'm meeting up with my sister today and we'll be trying out
one of the new restaurants around Gloucester Docks. It's a beautiful place
to be and the new designer shopping arcade is a real boon to
shopping and getting those forgotten gifts!
Yesterday I was in Manchester at an Access to Nature evaluation
training day. It was a great opportunity to take a good hard
look at our Birmingham project and really identify what it was that
we were doing and how we were going to measure that. It's
very tempting when dealing with a blank sheet of paper to design
complex and sophisticated evaluation tools but often the simplest
methods are the best. We spent a lot of time looking at the
beneficiaries and it was amazing to realize the true impact of the
project and just how many people we had the potential to reach.
So if you go down to the Heartlands Ring in Birmingham in the
next month or so be prepared to be stopped and asked or counted or
involved in some way shape or form!
Find out more about how we working with our partners to
transofrm Birmingham Heartlands
Canal Ring into a resource for the whole community.