More boaters trust the Trust

Canal Boat - - News -

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.

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