BW AGM 13th October – book your place now!

The BW Annual General Meeting is on Thursday October 13th at The Bond Company, 180 -182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE at 10.30am to 3.30pm. BW is a public body and members of the public are entitled to go. You don’t have to be a representative of an organisation. This year’s meeting will be an opportunity to ask the Transition Trustees questions, for example how the new waterways charity proposes to safeguard the rights of liveaboard boaters and protect them from unlawful enforcement, summary eviction and homelessness. To book your place, email and fill in the details as requested in the RSVP form below.

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I am happy for British Waterways to contact me in the future YES / NO Here’s the text of the invitation and travel directions: Tony Hales CBE, Chairman requests the pleasure of your company on Thursday 13 October 2011 at the BRITISH WATERWAYS ANNUAL MEETING The 2011 meeting will include a review of the year as well as focusing on British Waterways’ transition to charitable status in England and Wales.It will include an opportunity to meet the Transition Trustees who will share their views and experiences of the transition process and be followed by a series of presentations from BW specialists and guest speakers on key aspects important to the success of the new charity. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Information about BW’s activities in the last year is documented in the 2010/11 Annual Report & Accounts.Visit to download a PDF or request a hard copy by e-mailing THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER – THE BOND COMPANY, BIRMINGHAM Registration 10.30am Meeting starts 11.00am Buffet lunch from 12.30pm Event ends 3.30pm DIRECTIONS The Bond Company, 180 -182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE For directions please visit The Bond Company’s website Boat: There are short-term moorings in the vicinity. Please contact the local BW office on 01827 252000 for further information. Train: A 10 – 15 minute walk from the New Street Station or a 10 minute walk from the Moor Street Station Road: 4 miles from J6 of the M6. From the M6 at Junction 6 (Spaghetti Junction) to Birmingham on A38 (M). Turn left at the Junction for DARTMOUTH MIDDLEWAY and LAWLEY MIDDLEWAY. Turn right at the roundabout after the railway arch – into GREAT BAR STREET. Turn right into Fazeley Street. The BOND is on the right. Parking: A 5 minute walk from a pay-and-display car park on Heath Mill Lane, situated at the corner of Digbeth High Street, opposite The Custard Factory and next to The Old Crown pub.

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