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Richard Parry, CEO of the Canal & River Trust, is known as someone who gets out and about. Recently he took an interest in the Diagonal Lock.

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Yes it did happen! At Last!

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Will it happen on this date?……

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Great news! A funding deal has been agreed between the Government and the Trustees of the Canal & River Trust – at last and not a moment too soon.
Richard Benyon, Waterways MInister, announced to the House today a long term funding deal worth more than £1billion over the next 15 years…..

Looks like the handover to the Canal and Rivers Trust may not happen as planned in April 2012. It appears that our government is being very slow again in pushing things through. The government funding on handover has still not been agreed and things can’t happen until it is. BW proposed such a National Trust […]

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Suggestions that the new Canal and River Trust needed to be accountable through a public body will not be required in the near future. The Government says the Freedom of Information Act will still apply to the new charity, except for fundraising functions. The FoIA will also be extended to other navigation authorities.

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It has been suggested that there should be a Charities Ombudsman for all charities including the new Canal & River Trust. This hopefully would ensure that the new trust can be held more accountable for its actions and provide a complaints procedure when the public believes that the already inadequate income is not being spent […]

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So, the dice have been tossed, the votes counted, and the influences in high places exerted. The new name for the new trust is Canal & River Trust. The Welsh name for the new charity is Glandwr Cymru meaning Waterside Wales. I can see that the names are fitting and representative, if not inspired. But, frankly, the […]

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BW has published a list of 8 people appointed to advise on the setting up of the new charity for the transition period to April 2012. After this they will take charge from the current BW Board…..

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This article is the second part of a series and is on the governance structure of the new charity. It is my précis of the information given in the DEFRA waterways consultation document: A New Era for the Waterways A consultation on the Government’s proposals for moving inland waterways into a new charity in England and […]