More boaters trust the Trust
The Canal & River Trust is trusted to look after the waterways by almost two-thirds of boaters, rising from 58 percent in 2014 to 63 percent this year. This is the headline figure in the first annual survey of one third of all boat licence holders.
Satisfaction with how CRT prioritises its spending has also gone up, albeit but from a low starting point – from 30 to 40 percent. But within these figures, the Trust reports a considerable variation: younger and female boat owners, liveaboards and continuous cruisers are less likely to trust CRT than male leisure boaters over 55. The full results are expected later this year.
Meanwhile, on the subject of CRT listening to boaters, the Trust Council’s four elected boater representatives have begun quarterly meetings with CRT’s boating team, and the next Council meeting will be in the autumn: see right.