Friends of Regent’s Canal - DRAFT Minutes of Meeting

Date and Time:

Wednesday 1st June 2011, 7pm to 9pm


London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT


Ian Shacklock

1. Present

Ian Shacklock
Gerry Heward Director at Wood, Hall and Heward
Michael Pinsky Curator, Argent
Jenny Christensson Art Lights London
Rob Inglis Arts Exchange
Beryl Windsor Angel Canal Festival, St Pancras Cruising Club
Bhupesh Thapa Greenspace, Islington Council
Del Brenner Regents Network. London Waterways Commission.
John Checkley Skipper, Angel Community Canal Boat Trust
Praveen Gopalan Resident Boater
Fiona Maclean London Narrow Boat Association
Constantine Buhayen Green Party, Camden
John Churchill
Christopher Hill
Arthur Graves Islington Councillor. LibDem Environment Spokesman.
Halley Millett
Martin Slavin Games Monitor
Philip Smith town planner
Daniel Gnedulla
Genevieve Hibbs Former Mayor of Hounslow
Beverley Dean Angel Association
Peter Eversden Chair, London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies
Ivan Atanasoff Boater
John Sanderson President, Royal College of Science Association
John MacMillan London Wildlife
David Hilling IWA Freight Group
Roger Squires Vice President, St Pancras Cruising Club
Leo Chapman Regents Network
Katy Andrews Lammas Lands Defence Committee and member of the Lee Valley Federation.
Joanie Magill Kings Place
Lester Hillman
Gillian Comins Angel Association
Dohne Arnold
Beresford Casey Resident, Primrose Hill
Barry Buitekant Hackney councillor
Jason Lord
Gordon Meen Reachview resident
Christian Wolmar Broadcaster; transport correspondent; Islington Cyclists Action Group
Peter Gruner Islington Tribune
Naomi Newstead Conservative candidate (London Assembly)
Lisa Tang Thornhill Bridge Community Gardeners
Lewis Towns Tug Operator
Michele Towns
Anthony Richardson Chair, Regent's Canal Conservation Area Advisory Committee

2. Apologies

3. Introduction

This meeting comprised a series of presentations as opposed to a committee-style meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, once it became clear that there were a lot of new recruits, Ian Shacklock announced a change to the agenda and postponed the discussions on matters arising and minutes of previous meeting.

4. Guest Speaker: Gerry Heward

Gerry Heward gave a presentation on the Water Freight Industry.

5. Guest Speaker: Michael Pinsky

Michael Pinsky gave a presentation on the arts projects being planned at King's Cross Central.

6. Guest Speaker: Jenny Christensson

Jenny Christensson gave a presentation on the illuminated scupltures being planned along the canal.

7. Guest Speaker: Rob Inglis

Rob Inglis gave a presentation on the musical being planned to celebrate the bi-centenary of the canal.

8. Guest Speaker: Beryl Windsor

Beryl Windsor gave a presentation on the Angel Canal Festival

9. Actions

ACTION 13. Ian Shacklock to circulate guidance on how to respond to the DEFRA consultation on waterways charity.