Following the Canal & River Trust’s appointment of Sean McGinley as regional director for Yorkshire & the North East, CRT has now appointed a chair to the regional advisory board (the successor to the former waterway partnerships). Caroline Schwaller MBE has experience in the voluntary sector going back over 30 years including senior roles, and is currently Chair of NAVCA (the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action).
Slip into the Wey & Arun
The Wey & Arun Canal Trust is officially opening its new slipway on the restored summit length at Dunsfold on 30 September. The Trust is inviting owners of trailboats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and other small craft to take part. See weyandarun.org.uk
The latest boater to feel the effects of the Environment Agency’s continued crackdown on unregistered craft on the Thames is a pub landlord and district councillor. The EA said Peter Kelland told the court that he hadn’t used his boat for cruising on the river, but that the Agency requires boaters to register “all boats kept, used or let for hire on the River Thames”. He was ordered to pay a total of £790.85 in fines, unpaid fees, costs and victim surcharge.