We feel it is really important for the people who use canals and rivers the most have a say in how they are run. This is why we've set up our Waterway Partnerships.
We have thirteen Waterway Partnerships in all. Most of these reflect geographic waterway admin boundaries, but we also have a partnership dedicated to our museums and attractions and one specifically for Wales.
- North Wales and Borders Waterways
- East Midlands Waterways
- West Midlands Waterways
- North East Waterways
- Manchester and Pennine Waterways
- Central Shires
- London Waterways
- South East Waterways
- North West Waterways
- South Wales & Severn Waterways
- Kennet & Avon Waterways
- Museums & Attractions Partnership
- All Wales Partnership
Waterway Partnerships help to shape plans for each waterway. They guide the Trust’s decisions about spending and help develop local engagement, external funding while championing the interests of the waterways.
The Partnerships are made up of a range of people representing different waterways interests such as boaters, walkers, cyclists and anglers. They also include people with relevant expertise in areas like volunteering, fundraising, environment, heritage and community engagement.
The Chair of each Partnership has a seat on the Trust's Council.