Stroud Valleys Canal Company

Stroud Valleys Canal Company

Stroud Valleys Canal Company (SVCC) was formed in 2009 by four principle partners. These are Cotswold Canals Trust, Gloucestershire County Council, Stroud District Council and the Company of the Proprietors of the Stoudwater Navigation. These partners each have a nominated Director and are joined with currently 5 independent Directors.

SVCC owns or leases the Cotswold Canal from Whitminster Lock in the West through to just past Bourne Lock, Brimscombe in the East. The company is a not-for-profit organisation and registered Charity. Apart from a part time Company Secretary, SVCC has no paid employees and relies heavily on the excellent work carried out on its behalf by volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust and Stroud District Council.

SVCC is the navigation authority on the Stroudwater section of the canal and has prime responsibility for managing and maintaining the canal once the canal has been restored. Currently this effectively means from Pike Lock, Eastington to Hope Mill in the East. The companyis also heavily involved with Brimscombe Port and is currently the freeholder of the Port and Estate. Several properties are also owned and leased by SVCCas well as looking after surface water discharge, fishing and other licenses