We currently have an exciting 'once-in-a-generation' waterside regeneration opportunity in Leicester, but we need to ensure that any development is done sensitively. Leics IWA have submitted a 'constructively critical' response to the Waterside Supplementary Planning Document consultation.
If any of our local membership come accross any local planning applications that may affect our waterways then can you please get in contact with a commitee member. It will also help to have the planning reference if possible.
We have in the past found that we have not been consulted with some of these projects.
Do not forget your IWA member discounts. From hire boat holidays to eating out and equipment - there's something for everyone. See the updated list of IWA member discounts
In addition to the Leics IWA winter programme listed below, it is worth keeping an eye on the interesting Soar Boating Club events list here. The Club is a corporate IWA member.
For all Leicestershire Branch Members and any non members wishing to visit.
The next meeting of the Leicestershire Branch is at 7.30pm on Thursday 8th March at The Gate Hangs Well, Syston. Our guest speaker will be Dr Adam Comerford, National Hydrology Manager for CRT. Adam will be giving a presentation titled ‘Water Management - too little, too much, just right’.
Adam has worked for the Trust, and previously for BW, since 2001, and leads their Water Management team. His presentation will cover the way the Trust tries to ensure a reliable supply of water to the network, an issue of particular interest to boaters using the Leicester Line.
We hope to see you there.
There is on the 20th February 2018 a lecture by Doctor Ray Sutton MA Phd, at the Rawlins Acadamy Quorn Leicestershire, (The Old Hall) LE12 8DY.
The talk will be on the lost canals of Leicestershire and Rutland.
Entry by door opposite the the Quordon Fox Pub. This was the old main entrance.