EA to continue to manage the Thames.
The following statement was issued by the EA today:
Over the past few years we’ve had fruitful and positive discussions with the Canal & River Trust and Government about whether, and if so under what terms, the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities might be transferred to the Trust. CRT recently submitted their proposed terms for taking over our navigation responsibilities to Government. Ministers have considered the proposals and decided not to proceed with any transfer at the present time; however, they wish to keep the option open and return to it when they feel the time is right. We in the Environment Agency will continue to concentrate on ensuring we run our navigations as efficiently as possible, including looking at new ways to raise revenue and engaging with our boating customers over our charges review. We and CRT will continue to cooperate actively in the running of our respective navigations to ensure the best possible experience for all river and canal users.
Christmas Lunch at The George 2017.
See report here.
Lechlade Cruise (2004)
Stuart Francis’s account of a cruise to Lechlade in 2004 is now on the Waterlog page here.
Photographic Competition 2017 “The River Thames”
The winners are Pauline and Wayne Vallance, the photo is in the Gallery.
Autumn Cruise 2018
A report of the Autumn cruise is now on the Waterlog page here.
Photographic Competition 2017.
A reminder that the closing date for entries is the 13th October, entries should be sent to Stuart and Sue Macdonald. The subject is ” The River Thames”.
Donation in Memory of Byron.
A copy of the secretary’s letter to Eileen is on the Waterlog page here.
ODCC Summer Cruise 2017.
The report of the Summer Cruise is on the Waterlog page here.
Captain Byron Alexander.
It is with great sadness that I have to give you the news that Byron Alexander died in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was a prominent member of the Club and host to our events at Ashmount. Although Byron had not enjoyed the best of health in recent years, he always made the effort to join in the Club’s activities and he will be sorely missed.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Eileen and the family and a condolence card will be sent on behalf of the Oxford Ditch Cruising Club.
With kind regards,
Oxford Ditch Cruising Club
ODCC Spring Downriver Cruise 2017
A report of the cruise is now available on the Waterlog page here.