Wa­ter­way helpers re­warded

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PEO­PLE AND GROUPS that have helped the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion in its cam­paign­ing for the wa­ter­ways have been recog­nised in the char­ity’s an­nual awards.

The As­so­ci­a­tion’s premier award, the Cyril Styring Tro­phy, which is pre­sented to an IWA mem­ber who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the As­so­ci­a­tion’s cam­paign, has this year been awarded to Roy Chan­dler, vol­un­tary Chair­man of the IWA sub­sidiary Es­sex Wa­ter­ways (which runs the Chelmer & Black­wa­ter Nav­i­ga­tion) since 2006.

The fundrais­ing award, the John Heap Salver, has gone to the Wa­ter­way Re­cov­ery Group for its hugely suc­cess­ful Van Ap­peal which is clos­ing on its £120,000 tar­get to buy four new ve­hi­cles. And the Christo­pher Power Prize, for a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the restora­tion of an amenity wa­ter­way (with a cash prize of £1,000 in favour of the win­ner’s or­gan­i­sa­tion), was awarded to Richard Dom­mett, Re­gen­er­a­tion Man­ager, of the Mon­mouthshire, Bre­con & Abar­gavenny Canals Trust.

Mean­while, Richard Bird Medals, which are awarded to mem­bers whose ef­forts and sup­port are con­sid­ered to have brought sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fit to the As­so­ci­a­tion, go to Barry Robins (Chair­man of East York­shire Branch for 20 years); Gra­ham Trea­gus (who has served on Northamp­ton Branch’s com­mit­tee for 42 years), and Wendy Humphreys (Chair of Lancs & Cum­bria Branch), while this year’s Branch Achieve­ment Award went to the Shrews­bury Dis­trict and North Wales Branch.

The 2017 awards are open for nom­i­na­tions – see the Na­tional Awards sec­tion on wa­ter­ways.org.uk.

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