Last night (27 February) the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing welcomed representatives of the Canal & River Trust to Parliament.
MPs and Peers were joined by honorary and associate members in Westminster, as Canal & River Trust Waterway Boating Manager, Sorwar Ahmed, made a presentation on the organisation’s work to maintain waterways across England and Wales.
There was a particular focus on the London Mooring Strategy, which aims to recognise and balance the needs of all users of the capital’s waterways, including rowers. There was also discussion of how rowing and the Canal & River Trust could best work together in the future.
The meeting was chaired by All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing Co-Chair, Lord Thomas of Gresford. He said “it was fantastic to welcome the Canal & River Trust to Parliament, and to hear about the draft London Mooring Strategy.
“The Group looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Canal & River Trust to support rowing on waterways across England and Wales, as challenges around moorings, facilities and infrastructure continue to grow.”
Canal & River Trust Waterway Boating Manager, Sorwar Ahmed, said “it was a pleasure to meet with MPs, Peers, honorary and associate members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing in Westminster, and discuss the Canal & River Trust’s plans to deal with the challenges around increasing boat numbers across London’s waterways.
“London’s waterways are a valuable resource that need to be shared fairly between all users, and the Canal & River Trust is committed to supporting those who use them for physical activity and well-being, including rowers.”