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Future of the Public Forest Estate – DEFRA busts myths

Future of the Public Forest Estate – Myths busted by DEFRA

Published on Sunday 30 January 2011 at 3:03pm

The myth: Several Sunday newspapers are inaccurately reporting that the costs of the managing heritage forests will double if they pass into control of charitable trusts, and that there are no guarantees concerning future access to . . . → Read More: Future of the Public Forest Estate – DEFRA busts myths

Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

Fradley Junction’s new canal care project needs your help

A new team of canal champions is being sought to keep one of the Midlands waterway network’s landmark locations in tip-top condition and to assist with visitor activities throughout the year.

British Waterways is calling for volunteers to get involved in a variety of year-round tasks and events at Fradley Junction – a scenic location . . . → Read More: Fradley Junction’s new canal care project needs your help

Canal & River Trust

What to name the New Waterways Charity?

Throughout January research was conducted to test possible names for the new waterways charity (NWC) which will take over the management of the waterways in 2012.

Following that research British Waterways has set up a poll which it hopes will make sure as many people as possible can have their say. (The poll closed on . . . → Read More: What to name the New Waterways Charity?

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Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire

District and Parish Councillors in Lichfield were given an early insight into the way that British Waterways will become a charitable civic society in April 2012. The presentation highlighted the key elements of how the new charity will be governed and the way that local authorities will be able to have a direct influence on . . . → Read More: Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire

Canal & River Trust | Waterway Politics

New advisory panel to appoint ‘transition trustees’ for new waterways charity

Wednesday 26 January 2011 at 10:42am

DEFRA has announced a new advisory panel to appoint ‘transition trustees’ for the new waterways charity that will replace British Waterways.

An independent Advisory Panel has been set up to provide advice to the Government as British Waterways makes the transition from public corporation to charitable body in England . . . → Read More: New advisory panel to appoint ‘transition trustees’ for new waterways charity

Canal & River Trust | Politics

Lords express concern about abolishing IWAC

One of the targeted victims of the Coalition’s quango cull is the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) which has produced a number of worthwhile studies in support of the inland waterways over the past several years.

As part of the same cull, the government has decided it wants to turn British Waterways into a charity . . . → Read More: Lords express concern about abolishing IWAC

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