BW is to hold a public meeting on June 1st, at Devizes Corn Exchange at 6.30pm, to announce its plan to go ahead with local mooring strategies. This is despite the fact that 73 of the 98 responses to the consultation on developing local mooring strategies, and 88 out of 161 responses to the national consultation, opposed the plan. Quite a few boaters are planning to go to this meeting. It is an opportunity to tell BW what we think of the proposals. Anyone can attend but you need to book a place. The meeting is being hosted by Wiltshire Council. If you want to go, contact Margaret Tipper at Wiltshire Council on 01225 718441 or email her: email@example.com
This is the text of the notice which BW has sent about the meeting:
Community Involvement in Managing Local Moorings
British Waterways have recently carried out a consultation on how canal moorings should be managed locally and nationally.
They will be presenting their recommendations following this consultation at the Devizes Corn Exchange on Tuesday 1st June 2010.
6.30pm Welcome from Councillor Fleur de Rhe Philipe
6.45pm Damian Kemp, British Waterways Project Officer – Recommendations following the consultation on national and local mooring strategy.
7.00pm Roundtable discussions
8.00pm Next Steps
Following the presentations you will have the opportunity to have your say on what you think of the recommendations. There will also be the opportunity to discuss how different groups can work together in the future to manage how moorings on the Kennet and Avon Canal are managed.
If you would like to attend this event please contact
Phone: 01225 718441