Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) are similar to the Freedom of Information Act but are limited specifically to information regarding the environment. The EIR were passed in order to implement the EC Directive on public access to environmental information and came into force on 1 January 2005.
You don’t have to know whether the information you want is covered by the EIR or the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). When you make a request, it is for the us to decide which law we need to follow.
In general terms the EIR covers information relating to the environment; that is information about air, water, soil, land, flora and fauna, energy, noise, waste and emissions. Environmental information also includes information about decisions, policies and activities that affect the environment.
Because the EIR stem from a directive to be implemented throughout Europe, their interpretation is helped by considering that their main aim is to contribute to a greater awareness of environmental matters by providing greater access to information about our environment.
The EIR also allow public authorities to make a reasonable charge for making environmental information available. In general a reasonable charge is one that covers the actual costs incurred by the public authority in producing the information.
To make a request for information you write to us;
by email to our Information Officer
or by post toInformation OfficerCanal & River TrustFirst Floor NorthStation House500 Elder GateMilton KeynesMK9 1BB
Environmental Information Regulations
Information Commissioners Office
Last date edited: 23 September 2015