(Update January 2019)

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust has completed the fit out of its new Education Centre at Batchworth Lock following approval of plans by Three Rivers District Council on 26th May 2017.

  • It includes a classroom, an office, storage, a small kitchen and toilets for the use of the children, teachers and volunteers
  • It is a high quality single storey wooden construction
  • It has disabled access and provide an ideal environment for delivering Learning at the Lock and other education programmes for both adults and children
  • The Trust envisages that the proposed building will provide a facility that local groups and the general public can use

The documentation outlining our application is shown below: -

Location Plan

Existing Site Plan 

Proposed Plans

Design Access Statement

Flood Risk Assessment

Les Mead has also complete a video of the complete building construction which can be viewed here.

We are profoundly thankful to everyone who has contributed to us raising the £350,000 that has allowed us to acheive this building and we are still looking for further funding to complete the external landscaping of the site. You can help us  by purchasing £10 shares in logs for the building or by donating a larger sum of money!

Feel free to buy as many as you would like and if you are a UK tax payer we can claim the gift aid and so each £10 share contributes £12.50 towards the building. If you would like to help you can download the form with all the details here.or by contacting us at enquiries@rwt.org.uk

You can follow the progress on the building by taking a look at our home page under the Twitter feed or by following us in Twitter at https://twitter.com/RickyWaterTrust or you can come along to Batchworth and take a look for yourself!