Subject: Friends of Regent's Canal - public meeting on Wed 26th Nov.

Dear Friends,

Our next public meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th November at the London Canal Museum. For directions and promotional material please view this web page:-

The main topic of discussion will be overcrowding on the canal. This has recently been covered on Radio 4, in the Guardian and in the London press. We will also hear about volunteering opportunities - in partnership with a cleaning contractor - in the King's Cross area; we will discuss an opportunity to lead a heritage project in Tower Hamlets; and we will reflect on the future of the Victorian gasometers that shape the canal's environment in Bethnal Green.

Here are some examples of questions I am expecting to be raised at the meeting:

What are the rules for mooring?
Why do we need any rules?
Who are the winners and losers if the rules are enforced/relaxed?
What is the current mooring capacity?
What is the maximum potential capacity?
Why is there no mooring along Regents Park?
What are the pros and cons of installing electricity points?
How can different user types co-exist in this shared space without any group dominating?
Why is there a petition to save the book barge in Paddington?
Is there any demand for short term moorings in London (e.g. at shops/pubs)
Would anybody benefit from a booking system for visitor moorings?
What can be done to stop costs spiralling out of control?

If you want to add to this list or to contribute comments, maps or images in advance of the meeting then please send an e-mail to

Further information

Best wishes

Ian Shacklock
Chair, Friends of Regent's Canal

19th November 2014

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