The River Avon Users Consultative Committee (RAUCC) is to re-launch this month with an amended membership policy which the RUACC says is to ensure that meetings remain manageable and represent a balance of interests. Membership will be restricted to one representative per group or organisation.
The Kennet and Avon Boaters’ Action Group has been invited to send a representative to the RUACC. If you travel on the River Avon and you would like to represent the group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07928 078208.
The RUACC is an independent voluntary group whose purpose is to share information between user groups to “work together to promote, enhance and protect the River Avon”. It has no decision-making or policy-making powers with regard to the river.
The RUACC convenor states that the Committee took a break in 2018 to update its terms of reference and formalise its membership structure, and to ensure that the interests of user groups that wish to participate are fairly represented. The Committee took advice from the BaNES Equalities Team and others to ensure that the group’s revised structure remained inclusive and achieved a good balance between the different interests relating to the river.
The last meeting was held on 10th October 2017. No minutes were issued for that meeting, which was uncharacteristically dominated by a heated discussion between a few individuals who then did not respond to a request to summarise the points they wished to see reflected in the minutes. Here are the most recent minutes RAUCC Notes 11th July 2017