Probable launch of Canal & River Trust (CRT) in July

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.

The Canal & River Trust (CRT) is a legal Charity

The Charity Commission has confirmed the registration of the Canal & River Trust under registration number 1146792. The news means that the Trust, which already has a Board of Trustees, a governing Council and, in HRH The Prince of Wales, a Royal Patron, is now legally permitted to raise charitable income to support its objectives.

HRH Prince of Wales: Patron for Canal & River Trust

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 […]

New trustees appointed to the Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust, the charity that will become the guardian of British Waterways’ 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in England and Wales in 2012, has appointed three new trustees to its Board. The new trustees bring considerable business skills and experience to the Trust, which will be the third largest owner of listed […]

Canal & River Trust – the other constituencies

by Stephen Peters (NABO and TBA preferred candidate in the CRT elections) As boat owners, our thoughts during the current CRT Council elections have understandably been centred on selecting the 4 Boater representatives who will serve on the Council for the next four years. Boaters with the appropriate licences will by now have received the […]

NABO Press Release on the Boaters’ Manifesto

At its most recent meeting at the end of November, NABO Council agreed to formally endorse the Key Points in the Boaters Manifesto.  NABO Vice Chair, Simon Robbins said: “We are pleased to see that an independent group of boaters shares broadly the same concerns as we identified in our formal submission to DEFRA during […]

Canal & River Trust Framework

Click here to view the CRT's Transition Trustees Update from September 2011 in a new window or tab. It includes the following informative Appendicies: A Name and Symbol B Representation and Recruitment to Council C Recruitment of Chairs and Members to Waterway & Museum Partnerships D Waterway Partnerships D(i) Terms of Reference D(ii) Role of […]