NE Waterway User Forum, Castleford, 20th September 2016
I attended this meeting last night on behalf of NABO. I didn’t think it was quite as well attended as in previous years – around 45-50 in total including the numerous CRT staff. I suspect this may be down to the changed start time of 1700 instead of 1800 with some people still at work.
The meeting followed the pattern set in the last few meetings, with a number of set piece presentations, mainly by CRT, with no Q&A’s encouraged. Rather, there seems to be a keenness for attendees to take part in networking after the general presentations, which in my view is less than satisfactory. I may be in the minority, but, although networking has its place, I much prefer to hear debate in open forum, whereas relying totally on networking means that inevitably many people don’t get their chance to put their point to CRT management.
Category: Canal and River Trust
Published: Thursday, 08 September 2016 11:03
As usual this was held at The Bond in Birmingham, and followed the usual structure of a series of presentations by various CRT officers. Whist this information is of interest, and the people-networking is valuable, one can’t help feeling that the approach does not make full use of the large numbers of representatives of the various waterways-related organisations present?