The Canal & River Trust, which will become the guardian of canals and rivers in April, is calling on volunteers working on canal projects to join their local Waterway Partnership which advises on waterway use and maintenance.
Each partnership will consist of at least eight volunteers drawn from the local community who collectively have a broad spectrum of expertise relevant to the development of the waterways including fund raising, volunteering, finance, planning, regeneration, boating, environment, heritage, engineering and community engagement.
Tony Hales, chair of the Canal & River Trust said: “ The Waterways Partnerships are integral to the stewardship and development of the network, providing new perspectives and insights, opening up new resources and ideas, and giving local people a greater opportunity to support their local canals and rivers: something that is integral to the success of the Canal & River Trust.”
Volunteers interested in joining their local Waterway Partnership can find more details at www.waterscape.com/trust.
Applications for membership open on Friday, 9th December 2011.