The meeting is open to the public – so boaters and other users and stakeholders are welcome to attend. We will present our Report & Accounts and look back over the highlights and challenges from the past 12 months, as well as looking forward at the our plans and priorities for the year ahead. Attendees will hear from the Chair, the Chief Executive, and others involved in different roles within the Trust.
There are 150 spaces at the event and they are being allocated on a first-come-first served basis. Booking is via an on-line ticketing system.
Tony Hales, chairman of the Canal & River Trust, comments: “The past year has been one of considerable progress for the Trust on many fronts. Establishing a new Trust is challenging – in a year that has seen both water shortage and tremendous deluge. We have therefore sought to be imaginative in how we care for and manage our waterways.
“One of the really exciting changes has been the way so many new people are now involved in running and helping the Trust. Volunteering, which has long traditions on the waterways, has truly blossomed. This has been refreshing, challenging, stimulating and is helping us become a much more open and welcoming organisation. Our new chief executive, Richard Parry, has also had a tremendous impact, meeting and listening to so many of those who use and care for our waterways since joining us last July.
“I look forward to hosting our annual meeting and being able to publicly thank our employees, volunteers, our growing band of Friends and all our other supporters and partners; and everyone who uses, enjoys and loves the waterways.”
For those unable to attend the event, live tweets will be sent throughout the day giving details of the presentations and Q&As. There will be a summary of the event published on our website after the meeting together with a link to our Annual Report.
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre/ Birmingham Library is situated in the heart of Birmingham in Centenary Square, within walking distance from Birmingham's New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street stations.