Voting opens for Canal & River Trust Council

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Voting opened today (February 8) to select seven volunteers who will be elected onto the new 35-strong Council of the Canal & River Trust.

Four positions will be elected by boat licence holders and two positions elected by boating businesses. Employees of the Canal & River Trust will also elect a staff representative to the Council.

‘We had a very good response to our call for candidates,’ said Tony Hales, Canal & River Trust Chairman. ‘Now it is time for licence holders to take up their voting rights and have their say on who will be their representative on Council. The boating community has a wealth of hands-on experience of the waterways, and having boaters and boating businesses involved is essential to the success of the Canal & River Trust.’

Ballot packs are being sent to all eligible voters and each will have a 30-day period in which to cast their vote. Voting opened today and will close at 12noon on 9 March 2012.

For more information on the candidates and election process, visit www.waterscape.com/trust.

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