ODCC Events Calender 2018.
The provisional calender is on the Events page here.
Its all downhill to Kingston (circa 2005)
Stuart Francis has written an article about a cruise he undertook in 2005 to Kingston. See the Waterlog page here.
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.
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.
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.