Subject : Friends of Regent's Canal - Public Meeting on Wednesday 5th September

Dear Friends,

First, a big thank you to everybody who came to the Angel Canal Festival yesterday. If anybody can supply any photographs or stories from this event, then I would like to construct an area for it on the Events page of our website.

Our next public meeting will take place on Wednesday evening (7pm to 9pm) at the London Canal Museum, and this might give you an opportunity to view Ilkeston, the horse-drawn narrowboat that has recently completed a 200-mile journey from Cheshire.

At this meeting we will hear updates from representatives of the London Wildlife Trust, the Lower Lee and Regent's Canal Community Organisers and J&L Gibbons (Landscape Architects). We will be working together with the London Wildlife Trust on projects to improve habitats and to address litter problems; we are assisting Community Organisers in their efforts to research the communitiesí values and priorities along the canal; and we are liaising with J&L Gibbons on a long-term LLDC project to develop canalside spaces in the Olympic Park area.

We will also be announcing a proposal to convert the Islington visitor moorings into residential moorings. There will not be time for a full discussion on this, and in any event it is unlikely that that we will reach unanimous agreement, but at the very least we should be able to itemise the pros and cons of these proposals, to suggest alternative approaches and to establish communication channels for facilitating any public consultation. I would appreciate any comments that you can send me in advance of the meeting.

For directions to the London Canal Museum, please click on the following link

Best wishes,

Ian Shacklock
Chair, Friends of Regent's Canal

3rd September 2012

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