We are very lucky to have such an amazing facility with our club house. Changing rooms, with showers, gym, large meeting space, kitchen and boat stores. We have had a club house on the banks of the River Trent in Stone since the late 70’s, prior to that the arches of the bridge were used as changing rooms!
In 2011 work was completed on our new Club House. The wooden building was deemed too small, not accessible for disability users and falling apart having exceeded its life span.
Ten years of work was undertaken to secure tenure to the site, followed by obtaining the necessary planning and environmental permissions. Funding for the project came from the following sources:
Estate of Donald Bean
Estate of Ruth Holdway
Stafford Borough Council
Stafford Environment Fund
British Canoe Union/Sport England