Have you thought
how much enjoyment you get from our canals and rivers? Have you noticed how
much the canals in particular have improved over the last 10 years?
Those who have
lived near a canal for some
time may recall the time when the canal was not the
sort of place to take the family for a pleasant walk
Did you know that
DEFRA, the Government department responsible for our waterways, has slashed the
budgets of the organisations that manage our canals and rivers? And
furthermore, they plan to impose further large cuts over each of the next five
And do you know
why? Because they have mismanaged the payment of subsidies to farmers so
badly that they have overspent their budget by over £200 million and they
are now trying to recover that by cutting waterways funding.
We think this is
wrong and we would like your support.