Regional Advisory Boards

It's really important for the people who are passionate about our canals and rivers to have a say in how they are run. Our regional advisory boards give you that chance to support the work the Trust does in your local area.

Grand Union Canal & Tring Reservoir Grand Union Canal & Tring Reservoir

Working alongside each region’s full time colleagues, our boards help to:

  • use local knowledge, ideas and capacity to build new relationships, so people can use and enjoy the waterways
  • help us reach the diverse local communities that we serve
  • translate national priorities into local initiatives
  • gather and feedback to Trust colleagues on local priorities, opportunities and risks
  • ‘open doors’ to local and regional structures and decision-makers across all sectors and help us grow our supporter base in the local community
  • identify and trial new ways of delivering our ambitions and priorities

Across our regions, we have six advisory boards:


Upcoming meetings

Search minutes of our past meetings

Annual Public Meetings 

All the local boards hold annual public meetings, at which you are invited to put your questions. Again, check out the meetings diary for your board's next meeting. 

Governance handbook

The Governance handbook is designed to help everbody appreciate our governance and how to make it work most effectively.  

Regional advisory board governance

The chair of each advisory board sits on our main council

Regional Advisory Board Terms of Reference
Role profile for chairs
Role profile for members

Last date edited: 9 February 2022