CRT Council Election of Boater Representatives.

Issue date: 16th December

Applications for election for the Canal & River Trust’s inaugural Council are being sought.

Seven positions on the council are to be filled by boaters or boating businesses. Four positions are to be elected by boat licence holders and two positions elected by boating businesses.

The Council is to be the guardian of the long-term values and purposes of the Canal & River Trust. While the trustees are responsible for determining policy and strategy, the Council will have an important role in helping to shape policy, raising and debating issues, and providing guidance, perspective and a sounding board for the trustees.

To be eligible to stand for election or vote in the election, boaters must hold a 12-month boat licence on 18th January 2012.

To stand for election a nomination form must be completed which is available for download from the Waterscape website.

The Nomination process is open until 18th January 2012.

Nominations must be supported by ten sponsors who each also hold a valid 12-month boat licence on this date.

IWA is fielding five IWA sponsored candidates on behalf of all boaters;

Ivor Caplan a trustee of IWA and residential boater,
Clive Henderson national chairman of IWA ,
Paul Roper a trustee of IWA and chair of our navigation committee,
Vaughan Welch a trustee of IWA and chair of our restoration committee
Peter Scott a trustee of IWA and regional chairman