8 March saw the Canal & River Trust’s governing Council meet for the first time this year. Taking place at the Museum of Liverpool, the day was opened by chairman Allan Leighton and was also the first meeting for the new members elected in December last year.
The Council received presentations on the Trust’s financial and fundraising activities, as well as update on the impact of this winter’s flooding in the north of England.
Allan Leighton, chair of Trustees, says: “Today was an opportunity to introduce the new members to the Trust, to report on how the Trust is progressing this year and look ahead to our plans for future years, taking input from all our members and the groups they represent. It was particularly good to welcome new members - those who elected back in December and others who have joined us as co-opted and nominated members.”
The Council is made up of up to 40 nominated, co-opted or elected members, as well as the Chairs of 11 regional waterway partnerships. Together they reflect the wide appeal of the waterways – from boating and angling through to walking and conservation. The Council is responsible for the appointment of Trustees, helps to shape policies and provides guidance and perspective to Trustees.
The Council next convenes on 22 September in Birmingham.
Find out more about the Council.