So far we haven’t seen the new government policy for the waterways and we all have an opportunity to influence what that might be by writing to our MP (this can be done by email; just enter you postcode at They Work You look for 'Send a message to your MP') and ask them to express your views to the new Minister.
We suggest that you base your letter on the following key issues (it is important for you to use your own words);
a) Your concern about the future of the waterways
b) The last Labour budget endorsed BW’s plans to move to charitable status. If that is to succeed, it is vital that BW’s property portfolio remains intact
e) The outline policy document ‘Waterways for Everyone’ has wide support from all waterways user groups and it is important that the current consultation process continues.
Be sure to ask your MP to ask the Minister for a response as they are then required to respond.
Do it now, before you forget!