CRT South West Annual Public Meeting – Thursday 7th April

A not a very well-attended meeting with only some 24 folk present (including numerous CRT people) but still a useful and well-structured session. The Regional Director, Mark Evans, gave a slick summary of the past year and of course highlighted the difficulties caused by the storms etc. He also emphasised the significant amount of non-boater […]

NABO responds to CRT Terms and Conditions

NABO has written today to CRT asking them to delay the introduction of the revised terms (for private boat licences), until they have been consulted. The letter reads: NABO is naturally disappointed that in the six months since our submission to CRT the Trust has made no effort to respond to the detailed points raised […]

Evaluation of the Performance of the Canal & River Trust

TENDERS are being invited by DEFRA to evaluate the performance of the Canal and River Trust.  The tender notice is inviting suppliers for the evaluation of the performance of the Canal & River Trust Project, see: The aim to undertake a ‘backward looking’ socio-economic evaluation, to collect and synthesise evidence in order to answer […]

CRT launches appeal to support small charities across it’s network

The Canal & River Trust has today, 5 May 2020, launched a fundraising appeal to help support the dozens of small waterway-based charities across its network which have been adversely impacted by the impacts of coronavirus. Launched on Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving and unity, the Waterway Charities Appeal will provide support for […]

NABO concerned about the future of Blowers Green Pumphouse

To: Canal & River Trust acting as Trustee of the Waterways Infrastructure Trust; F.A.O. Jeff Peake, Estates Department, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1QA. Dear Sirs Re: Dispose of freehold interest in Blowers Green Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley, West Midlands In response to your recent public notice for the purposes of Section 121 […]

Report on CRT National Users Forum September 7th 2016

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 […]

Brief Report on the CRT National Users Forum: Wednesday 9th September 2015

As usual this was held at The Bond in Birmingham, and this 6-monthly meeting was well attended by representatives of 24 boating and canal-related organisations. As has become the norm now, the meeting was essentially a platform for CRT to update the various organisations, with relatively little follow-up discussion. The networking, though, is valuable.