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News article created on 23 April 2013

Parliamentary group welcomes progress of Waterway Partnerships

Following a series of briefings earlier in the year, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Waterways has this week published its report looking at the progress to date of the Canals & River Trust's waterway partnerships.

We are fortunate to have been able to attract some tremendous talent and enthusiasm into the partnerships and this can only bode well for the future. Tony Hales

Joint chairs of the APPG Huw Irranca-Davies MP and Sir Tony Baldry MP said: “While these are still early days, we are pleased with the progress the Partnerships have made and look forward to seeing how they develop in the future.”

Welcoming the report, Canal & River Trust chairman Tony Hales, commented: “We are fortunate to have been able to attract some tremendous talent and enthusiasm into the Partnerships and this can only bode well for the future. Even in the short time since we launched we can see the difference that the Partnerships, working with local management, are beginning to make for their communities.

“We welcome the All Party Parliamentary Group's report and agree with the thrust of the recommendations, many of which we are already implementing. We will consider these further with the Partnerships as we continue to develop their role together.”

For a full copy of the report visit https://www.waterways.org.uk/pdf/appg_crt_report