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Events Trailer – Available for use by IWA branches and waterway societies

This trailer provides all the equipment that you all need to set up, run, and clear an event of any size, as well as providing a marquee for the welfare of your volunteers, with a catering kit and kitchen equipment for tea breaks or hot meals. It has tools, fencing, cable ties, marking out paint, litter pickers etc. A full contents list is available on request, but the main items are given below.

It is available to all IWA branches and waterway societies. If the event is an IWA badged one there will only be the cost of any consumables used, but otherwise a donation towards its running costs will be appreciated as the trailer is only funded by the events it supports.

The trailer presently weighs 1700Kg, so a substantial car will be needed to tow it, such as a large saloon or 4×4.

The towing vehicle must have trailer and ‘occasional business use’ insurance. Vehicles owned by IWA and WRG are insured to tow the trailer.

IWA has insurance in place to cover the contents and the trailer itself when not being towed.  It is a condition of the insurance that when not attached to a vehicle, the trailer must be secured in a locked building or yard not accessible to the public, or secured to an immovable object.

The trailer is stored near Harlow and must normally be collected and returned there, dependant on other users. If you are unable to collect or return the trailer, it may be possible to move it for you, or meet half way. However, a standard charge of 45p per mile for the full return journey would apply.

Please take care not to lose or damage the equipment, if this occurs there may be a charge to replace it.

All enquires for the use of the trailer should go to Dave Hearnden.

Telephone 07961 922153 or email Dave Hearnden

The trailer has a 12m x 4m marquee, in which could be set up a field kitchen, and volunteer rest area. It has all the equipment and catering kit to feed 30+ people hot meals, as well tea and coffee breaks. It also carries a cooker, and additional 4 ring hob burner, fridge, freezer, burco, kitchen sink, two trestle tables with wipeable tops. The sink and hob have flat pack stands in the trailer.

There is plenty of Personal Protection Equipment in the trailer including IWA Hi Vis, gloves, dust masks, ear defenders, life jackets and hard hats. There is also a first aid kit, cleaning materials, mops, broom, litter pickers and some bin liners.

There are a few small tools, as well as sledge and lump hammers, spade, shovel, post bonker, lamp irons, buckets, marquee pins, traffic cones, and a fire hydrant stand with adaptors. There are also 4 WRG padlocks and chains. Spare keys for which are available on request.

Other event equipment include cable ties, hazard barrier tape, measuring tape and wheel, spray paint, fire bells, dog water bowls, tarpaulins, wipe boards, rope, Gaffer tape and even string.

There are a limited number of event banners in the trailer, which are
2 Real ale bar
2 First aid
1 Historic boats 3x1m
3 Welcome with IWA logo.
4 To the boats (square)

There are also 10 crates of corex signs, covering everything from fire points, fire exits, uneven ground. Full list of signs comes with the contents list. Larger signs can be removed if not needed. There are a number of posts to mount them on and fixings in the trailer.