We Win the Branch Achievement Award Twice!

The Stoke-on-Trent Branch are recent winners of the Branch Achievement Award. This, the second such award, was particularly for the branch’s continuing work on the Burslem Port Project, Uttoxeter Canal restoration, Cheshire Locks campaign, Friendship Bags project, close working with boat clubs and waterway societies in their area and lobbying of local politicians, particularly Staffordshire Moorlands MP Charlotte Atkins, IWA’s 2008 Parliamentarian of the Year. The award was presented to Alison Smedley, secretary of Stoke-on-Trent Branch. The branch previously won the award in 2002, and this latest award was a great (but very pleasant) surprise.