Tony Hales ends decade as waterways’ Chairman
A NEW CHAIRMAN, a look back at a decade of change on the waterways, an insight into how the Canal & River Trust’s regional partnerships are working to forge links with local groups, and a vision for the future of a commercial freight canal across the north of England all featured in CRT’s 2015 annual meeting in late September.
After being at the helm for over ten years, Tony Hales has handed over the Chair to Co-op chief Allan Leighton, while Operations and Asset Management Director Vince Moran has added his name to the list of ‘old guard’ former British Waterways bosses retiring from CRT. Meanwhile, out on the waterways, CRTs heritage structures are reported to be in an improving condition according to an annual report. There’s less good news for boaters with no home mooring who cover less than 20 miles of waterway a year, however, with a CRT crackdown in progress. And a survey shows that more boaters now have a favourable opinion of the Trust, but there’s still some way to go to achieve popularity.
See pages 12-13 for an in-depth report from CRT’s annual meeting.