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News article created on 4 October 2013

Could you help steer the future of capital’s canals and rivers?

Professionals in London are being called on to help guide the future development of the London's canal and river network.

We're looking to recruit four additional members to our London Waterway Partnership, which plays a key role in getting more people involved in our green corridors and ensuring they boost tourism and employment.

Twelve people currently sit on the Partnership, drawn from different waterways interests such as boating, canoeing and angling. The four new members being sought will ideally have expertise in tourism, communications, education and working with young people, and will contribute to developing a 10-year strategy for improving local waterways across the capital.

Varied role

Brian Fender, chair of the London Waterways Partnership, says: “Greater London is blessed with some wonderful waterways; the Regent’s Canal that goes right through the heart of the city; the River Lee Navigation to the east and the Grand Union to the West. They all play a really important and varied role in the community, and we want to improve them even more in the future.

"Becoming a member of the Partnership is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to help communities take real ownership of their local stretch of waterway. As a relatively new charity, Partnership members will also play an important role in influencing how the Trust develops in its early years. I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch.”

The roles are voluntary with agreed expenses reimbursed, and will involve approximately two days a month. Appointments are for three years.

For more information please contact Jon Guest, waterway manager, on 020 7517 5551.