IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
Issue date: 16th January 2014
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has issued new advice on towpath cycling in response to the increase in demand for new or continuing use of canal and river towpaths as cycle routes.
IWA acknowledges the wider benefits of encouraging the population to cycle . . . → Read More: IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
In the past I signed one or two petitions promoted by 38 Degrees but more recently haven’t found any to which I could relate. So having seen the title of ‘Stop Evicting Disabled, Elderly and Vulnerable Boat Dwellers’ I became immediately interested.
However, having read the proposition and known personally manny of the representatives of . . . → Read More: The 38 Degrees Petition….CRT’s View
A consultation will begin this week to ask people for their views on strengthening the electoral process to the Canal & River Trust’s governing Council.
The Council was formed 18 months ago ahead of the launch of the Canal & River Trust and has an important role in helping to shape policy, raise and debate . . . → Read More: Consultation launched to strengthen Canal & River Trust Council elections
A new super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery… if we managed it correctly and encouraged newcomers to use it.
A new super canal stretching from Scotland to London could become Britain’s biggest fishery.
The project has been tabled by engineering consultants Aecom and its main purpose would be to transport water between . . . → Read More: Super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery
After its legal and corporate services director Nigel Johnson announced plans to retire, the Canal & River Trust has appointed its first general counsel.
Nigel will be replaced by the Trust’s current head of legal, Jackie Lewis. Having joined British Waterways in 2001 and being promoted into the head of legal role in 2007, she . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust appoints new General Counsel
8th November 2013
After a busy summer visiting waterway festivals, attending user group meetings, speaking at stakeholder gatherings and simply listening to anyone who had a view, Richard Parry, the CEO of Canal & River Trust has come to the conclusion that “All our many users, especially boaters, are vital to the . . . → Read More: CRT’s Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users
Issue Date: 22 November 2013
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) welcomes the announcement today by the Canal & River Trust (CRT) that it has “significantly changed” its proposals to revise its business boat licence fees.
On behalf of many of its corporate members, particularly hire boat and trip boat operators and waterway societies, IWA . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Business Boat Licence Review
Mike Annan, chair of the Licensing & Mooring group recently reported:
The Licensing & Mooring group was established when the Navigation Advisory Group first met in September 2012. It comprises of five members from a variety of boating backgrounds. The purpose of the sub group is to advise the Canal & River Trust’s management on . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Licensing & Mooring group Update
Mike Carter, chair of the Navigation Operations group reports:
We’ve been meeting for just over a year now and it’s great to be able to report, as the Chair, that the group consists of a really good cross section of extremely experienced waterway users. We have a combined total of over 310 years of inland . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Navigation Operations group report
By Christmas the Trust will have completed a major, half million pound, overhaul of all water points across the network to ensure compliance with new legislation. Under this legislation, which has to be complied with by 2015 at the latest, we are classed as a Private Distribution Network and covered by tougher requirements than in . . . → Read More: Water points being upgraded to meet new legislation