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Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
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10 reasons to take up canoeing
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales, is recruiting members for a new advisory board – Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru.
In recognition of the unique opportunities for the Trust in Wales, the Board will be chaired by a trustee and have a direct role in providing strategic direction for Wales’ historic waterways, including the wildlife havens of the Montgomery and Swansea Canals, the picturesque Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal and the ever-popular Llangollen Canal, which includes the stunning World Heritage designated Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
The board will advise senior management on key issues and opportunities arising from the canals in Wales, and will look at all aspects of how the waterways can benefit the health, wealth and well-being of Wales and its people, and how they can make an ever greater contribution to Welsh life and culture.
The board has evolved from the Trust’s All Wales Partnership, which had previously represented Wales in the Trust’s structure.
Lynne Berry, Chair elect of Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru and Deputy Chair of the Canal & River Trust, said: “Wales’ waterways have huge historical and environmental significance and can contribute to thriving local economies and communities. By establishing Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru, we can make sure that Welsh issues are at the forefront of the way we look after and improve our waterways in the future.
“We’re looking for people to sit on the new board who have an interest in the country’s canals, and the wider benefits they deliver. Whether you’re a specialist in health, heritage, tourism, the arts or indeed anything with a connection to the waterways, help us build on our successes of the last three years. Do get in touch.”
Dr Mark Lang, who steps down as Chair of Glandŵr Cymru after three years, said: “I am delighted that a new Board is being established to take forward the work of the All Wales Partnership over the last three years. Our ten year strategy Beyond The Towpath has laid the foundations for the Canal & River Trust in Wales, and the new Board will be able to take forward this work, and build on the links we have established across Wales."
Andrew Stumpf, head of Wales at Glandŵr Cymru, said: “Our waterways are already some of the most accessible and well-used facilities for recreation and tourism in the country, and are havens for wildlife and people alike, providing spaces for boating, walking, cycling and paddling. However they have the potential to offer much more from regeneration to health and well-being and from the arts to education.
“Board member’s knowledge of these areas will help hone our strategic direction in Wales ensuring our canals continue to play a vital role in the communities around them.”
Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
16 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
15 March 2018
Artists launch ambitious cultural programme in Worcester
12 March 2018
Fradley event gives fascinating insight into our feathered friends
We're calling for boaters to take part in our 'boat owners views survey'
9 March 2018
Take a 'lock' behind the ‘Seends’ of the Kennet & Avon Canal
Gender pay gap statement published
8 March 2018
We're announcing changes to boat licensing
6 March 2018