Members

Join today and you will be supporting our campaign to restore and conserve the River Stour Navigation.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Existing members can renew their membership online – click here.

JOIN US! We would not be able to progress our aims without the support of our dedicated and enthusiastic members and volunteers.

    JOIN ONLINE – A quick, straightforward and completely secure alternative to postal applications.

    1. Click on the following link to complete Online Membership Application.
    2. Upon successful completion of the online application you will be able to pay your initial annual subscription online:
    • £15.00 – Individual / Senior Citizen Couple
    • £20.00 – Couple / Club
    • £10.00 – Senior Citizen 
    • £40.00 – Corporate (up to 20 employees)
    • £100.00 – Corporate (more than 20 employees)

      JOIN BY POST / IN PERSON – You can download and print the required forms to send or give in person (see below) or contact us and we will send you the required forms.

      1. Download, print and complete the Membership Application Form (or contact us to request the form)
      2. Enclose your initial annual subscription payment with the completed application form and send to The Granary or Visitor  Education  Centre (please make cheque payable to ‘River Stour Trust’)
      • £15.00 – Individual / Senior Citizen Couple
      • £20.00 – Couple / Club
      • £10.00 – Senior Citizen 
      • £40.00 – Corporate (up to 20 employees)
      • £100.00 – Corporate (more than 20 employees)

      All membership applications are to be formally approved by the River Stour Trust Council and in the highly unlikely event that your application is not accepted then you will receive notification and a full refund of your initial subscription. We will reply to confirm receipt of your application as soon as possible.

      The completion of the Gift Aid Declaration allows the Trust to benefit because we can reclaim up to an extra 28p for every £1 that is paid in subscriptions or donations at no additional cost to you! You need to be a UK tax payer paying an amount of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax equal to the tax which will be reclaimed on your behalf (up to 28p for every £1).

      • Download, print and complete the form to send in the post- click here.
      • Complete the form online- click here.

      MEMBER ACTIVITIES

      As a member you will be supporting our aims and objectives. We hope that you will be able to actively participate by assisting and promoting our activities, events and projects.

      Social Events – You can make new friends and learn more about what we do by coming along to members’ social events. You will receive a copy of our biannual magazine, Lock Lintel, and we will contact you about news and events by sending newsletters and electronic updates throughout the year.

      Lock Lintel – This is our biannual magazine that is sent to all our members. It contains news about the river, Trust activities and local interest articles. Click here to read some previous editions.

      If you want to be an active member then we offer all kinds of activities:

      • taking part in working parties at sites along the River Stour – click here
      • crewing our trips boats based at Flatford/Dedham and Sudbury – click here
      • helping in our riverside tea room at Sudbury – click here
      • helping with our fund-raising events and activities – click here
      • being a member of a committee to progress our aims – click here
      • there are also many other ways to help and get involved such as helping to maintain our archives, manning a stand at shows/events, greeting and assisting visitors to our venues on open days, etc

      You can download the following documents by clicking on the links below: