The new facilities building and club headquarters for Aylesbury Canal Society at Circus Field basin on the edge of Aylesbury was formally handed over to Society Chairman Bryan Barnes ( left) on 12 September by Peter Hubbard of the builders, Lodge Park Construction Limited.
This weekend has been the final days of the Tall Ships Festival, with the fleet in the tidal Thames. They have been moored at Woolwich, O2 arena and Greenwich. Many have been open to visitors and others have been running trips from Woolwich up to Tower Bridge and back. Your roving reporter walked from Woolwich up to the City today.
CRT have just reported on the recent Towath Usage consultation.
In March we began consulting nationally on our Sharing Towpaths project and asked people to provide feedback by completing a short survey.
A total of 2,148 people completed the online survey, we had 88 responses to our sharing towpaths email address and three workshops were held with stakeholders, local authorities, and partners.
A wide array of feedback representing diverse interests was received and this is summarised in the Sharing Towpaths Outputs report (saved here)
In addition to the report we have also made available the individual comments and responses received to both our online survey and email address.
The responses are now shaping our new Towpath Code and policy which will hope will encourage considerate sharing of towpaths by everyone. The Towpath Code will guide the enjoyment of our 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales and is expected to be launched in Autumn 2014.
You can read the summary report and other papers here
NABO comment will be in the next NABO News due out in later September
The Boat safety Scheme have issued a reminder on gas safety.
‘Let there be no repeat, boaters must respect their gas appliances’; says the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS).
Gas Safety Week 2014 will be 15-21 September and we should remember last winter’s twin fatalities from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on a small commercial fishing boat in Whitby harbour.