Talks & Meetings

meeting113pxBetween September and April, the Chiltern Branch holds monthly meetings at Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks HP8 4UD.

All are welcome to attend lecture meetings.  Just come along or contact us for more information.

Meetings commence at 8.00pm.

Meetings Programme:

Wednesday 27th March 2019 | Chiltern Branch Annual General Meeting

The official business will include a presentation by Paul Strudwick, IWA London Region Chair, where he will introduce IWA’s brand new Vision for London.  We will then enjoy a ploughman’s supper followed by an excellent video; A story of Ironbridge – A World Heritage Site.

AGM Agenda
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Chiltern Branch of the Inland Waterways Association will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at The Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks, HP8 4UD. Commencing at 8.00pm

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Approval of the minutes of the AGM held on 28th March 2018
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Report of the Branch Chairman
  5. Report of the Branch Secretary
  6. Report of the Branch Hon. Treasurer and presentation of Accounts
  7. Adoption of Accounts
  8. Business of the meeting notified under byelaw 1.3*
  9. Election of Committee members
  10. IWA’s Vision for London – presented for discussion by Paul Strudwick, IWA London Region Chair
  11. Any Other Business

* Note: Byelaw 1.3 provides that any member of a region or branch may propose business to appear on the agenda of an AGM of their region or branch, provided that notice of such business is delivered in writing to the Chairman of the region or branch before that meeting. (Input via email will be accepted)

Nominations for election to the Chiltern Branch Committee should be sent to Dave Chapman @ IWA, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham, HP5 1WA OR by email to by 12th March 2019.

Nominations can be made in writing, in the format below, signed by the proposer, seconder and the nominee (all of whom must be paid-up members of the Association).  Nominations can also be received by email to Dave Chapman with the proposer and seconder each sending a separate email with their nominee’s name.  

(Name)………………………………… is proposed as a committee member of the Chiltern Branch of the Inland Waterways Association for election at the Branch AGM on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Proposed by……………………………. Seconded by …..………………………

Wednesday 24th April 2019 | The River Nene and the Fenland Waterways

Presentation by John Pomfret

The River Nene is 88 miles long and has 38 locks. It runs from the junction with the Northampton Branch of the Grand Union canal to the Wash, with its lower 26 miles being tidal. The fenland waterways possess a character all of their own, with wide skies and wildlife. Traversing, as they do, the flat lands of East Anglia they present the boater with a countryside much different to the scenery encountered around the national network. John Pomfret is Chairman of the IWA’s Eastern Region. He is a boater since 1968 and a member of the IWA since 1970, since which time he has served on the committees of numerous waterway associated organisations. He has a substantial inventory of talks on waterway subjects, from which he will give us an illustrated presentation on the River Nene with a history of the Fenland waterway systems and a tour of their navigable parts.


Little Chalfont Village Hall is in Cokes Lane which runs south from a mini-roundabout junction with the main A404 road between Rickmansworth and Amersham. The hall is located by the Library and there is a Car Park. It is approximately 600m from Chalfont & Latimer railway/tube station. See the venue on a Map.

This venue offers excellent facilities for our meetings including a room for up to 100 with integral presentation screen, easy access on the flat, adjacent parking, modern facilities (including disabled access). The hall is approximately 600m from Chalfont & Latimer railway/tube station.