CRT Releases Annual Report & Accounts for 2013/1409 July 2014
On 8th July Canal & River Trust (CRT) published its 2013/14 Annual Report & Accounts at its Annual Meeting in Birmingham.
CRT stated that during its first full year as a charity it had met challenges but felt it had made a good start.
To summarise the Annual Report & Accounts CRT listed what it felt were the highlights of the charity's year. These included:
- More than £120m invested in repairing and restoring the waterways, with the proportion of principal assets in the two worst condition grades reduced to 14.7 per cent (2012/13: 15.2 per cent)
- 142 lock gates replaced or refurbished and more than 68 miles of waterways dredged, with the removal of over 90,000m3 of silt
- Completion of the £2m+ repair to the Trent & Mersey Canal following the breach at Dutton
- Major repairs to the Monmouthshire & Brecon and Llangollen canals following the damage caused by the winter floods
- 32,440 licensed boats (excluding boat licences of one month or less) as at 31 March 2014 – a 0.4 per cent increase on the number recorded on 31 March 2013 (32,311)
- Volunteers gave over 51,000 days helping to look after the canals and rivers with CRT (2012/13: 29,044 days)
- Over 50 community adoption groups now look after a stretch of their local waterway
- Nearly 27,500 children discovered their local canal or river as part of the CRT’s volunteer-led Canal & River Explorers programme
- Around 10,000 people visited CRT winter works open days to see the heart of repair work to keep their local waterway functioning
- Presentation with a cheque for £50k as the People’s Postcode Lottery’s ‘charity of the year’
The full CRT Annual Report & Accounts can be downloaded from the CRT website.