CRT Annual Meeting 27 September -book your place now!

The Canal and River Trust is holding its first Annual Meeting in Birmingham on Thursday 27th September 2012 at 2pm – 4pm. All customers of the Canal and River Trust, boat licence holders and users of the waterways can attend. To book your place, email annual.meeting@canalrivertrust.org.uk by 20th September and give the details requested below. You don’t have to be a representative of an organisation. Places may be limited because of the size of the venue; if you turn up without booking a place, there will probably be space for you, but that’s not certain.

This year’s meeting will be an opportunity to tell the CRT Trustees and Council what you think of the CRT’s continuation of BW’s attack on boaters without home moorings and its refusal to withdraw derogatory statements about us. It will be a chance to say what you think about the IWA’s dominance on the CRT Council and the IWA’s declaration of war on itinerant liveaboard boaters. You could also have your say on the proposals to change the definition of “Houseboat” which could potentially erode the hard-won rights of both Houseboat Certificate holders and boaters without home moorings. See for example

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/wordpress/boaters-complain-to-crt-about-trustees-briefing-document/

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/wordpress/crt-declines-to-withdraw-derogatory-statements-about-boaters-without-home-moorings/

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/wordpress/crt-moves-mooring-guidance-goalposts-again-at-iwa-behest/

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/wordpress/consultation-on-definition-of-houseboat-until-30th-september/

Tony Hales CBE, Chairman requests the pleasure of your company on Thursday 27 September 2012 at the first Canal & River Trust Annual Public Meeting. The 2012 meeting will be a fairly informal affair, giving you the opportunity to discover more about our work and chat with a good mix of Trust representatives on a more one-to-one basis.

Thursday 27 September – The Bond Company, BIRMINGHAM

14:00 Registration

14:30 Meeting starts – light refreshments will be served during the event

16:00 Close

**Capacity is limited, we therefore recommend that you reply now to make sure of a place** RSVP by Thursday 20 September 2012

Please reply to annual.meeting@canalrivertrust.org.uk by Thursday 20 September detailing:

Your name, or that of a replacement if you are unable to attend

Name of your organisation

Position

If you are happy for the Canal & River Trust to keep in touch with you in the future

DIRECTIONS The Bond Company, 180 -182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE. For directions please visit The Bond Company’s website www.thebondco.net/location/

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