IWA Keeps Up the Pressure on East Anglian Waterways Threat17 February 2017
IWA’s campaign to raise awareness that some EA waterways may have to close in the future due to lack of funding has been continuing, with nearly 200 letters or emails written so far to MPs and local authorities in EA’s Anglian Region. More detailed information about the issues and the campaign can be found on this link to the campaign web page. Everyone who uses EA navigations for boating, livelihood or recreation is encouraged to contact their local constituency MP about these concerns (even if you don’t live near an EA waterway) and to ask for the matter to be raised with the Waterway Minister, Therese Coffey MP. Those living on or near EA Anglian Region navigations are also encouraged to write to the leader or person responsible for environment at their local councils, at district and county or unitary level. A selection of letter templates is available at the above link. Named contacts at local authorities, and information about which waterways are in which MP’s constituencies, is available on request by contacting Alison Smedley, IWA's Campaigns Officer.
If supporters have already written to MPs, or if you are going to, don’t forget to let Alison know so that we can keep a track of the overall support for the campaign. Many thanks to everyone who has already written letters or emails about this important issue. Whether or not EA’s waterways are transferred to CRT, these navigations need to receive increased funding from Government in order to halt the progressive deterioration that is currently taking place. Your support for this campaign is critical to achieving this.