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News article created on 21 April 2015

Have your say on the future of the Kennet & Avon Canal

If you live in Berkshire come and tell us how how you think we should improve the Kennet & Avon Canal at our spring forum on 28 April.

The event will also be a chance for you to meet newly appointed waterway manager Mark Evans, who will head up the local team looking after the day-to-day operations of the canal. He'll work with boaters, waterside communities and the many clubs and organisations that have a stake in the health of the waterway.

Mark said: “The Kennet & Avon Canal is one of the country’s most treasured waterways, and I’m really looking forward to working with all of the people who have made it what it is today. The waterway forum is a great chance for all of us who care about the canal’s future to get together and discuss the best ways forward, and I’m excited to hear everyone’s ideas.”

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Tamsin Phipps, chair of the Kennet & Avon waterway partnership, said: “These kinds of events are a fantastic way for everyone involved in the canal to find out what’s going on around the waterway and give their views on how we keep it special. I’d urge anyone who’s interested in the canal’s future to come along, from boaters to canoeists, anglers, cyclists and walkers.”

The forum will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28 April at Woolhampton Village Hall, Berkshire, RG7 5RE.  Please contact Alison Jordan to reserve a place at alison.jordan@canalrivertrust.org.uk.