CRT have annouced details for Winter Mooring permits for 2013-14. They are trialling new options following suggestions from boaters.

The Trust have said that they are offering a limited number of winter moorings at selected visitor mooring sites.  In addition, there are two further options for continuous cruisers.  The Trust is offering a cheaper general towpath mooring permit, which will allow boaters the flexibility of mooring anywhere on the towpath for a month or more, with the exception of visitor moorings and a few other local sites.  Additionally, in London, four central mooring sites have been developed which the Trust hopes will work better for boaters in the region.

CRT Annual Public Meeting, National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere. Monday 9th July 2013

I attended this meeting on behalf of NABO. It was not obvious who had been invited, but numbers had to be restricted for reasons of space, and those who had not booked in early were not able to attend. This had caused some angst and there have been serious complaints about this on various blogs and websites.

The trustees of the Canal & River Trust have today (29 May) published their latest progress report pulling together the recent news and developments on the road to establishing the Trust.

Richard ParryThe Canal & River Trust has appointed appoints new chief executive to replace Robin Evans.

Richard Parry is to swap trains for boats as he takes up the role of chief executive of the Canal & River Trust starting this summer.

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, a long-time supporter of the waterways, will become the first Patron of the new Canal & River Trust, the body being set up to care for the historic canals and rivers of England and Wales.

The news was announced at the first meeting of the CRT's Council in Birmingham on Wednesday, where members confirmed the appointment of the charity’s founding Trustees.

The Trustees have released an update on their progress - it can be read here