<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Canal Boat today click here

New canal boating boss appointed

PUBLISHED: 12:42 25 April 2017

Jon Horsfall

Jon Horsfall

Archant

A new Head of Boating has been appointed to take charge of the Canal & River Trust’s review of boat licensing

A new Head of Boating has been appointed to take charge of the Canal & River Trust’s review of boat licensing – but only as a temporary appointment until the review is complete.

After the existing Head of Boating Mike Grimes put in his notice earlier this year, the Trust began recruiting but was unable to find a successor before his departure. So to cover this critical period as the Trust embarks on the biggest licensing shake-up for two decades, Jon Horsfall, North East Waterway Manger, has been drafted in on an interim basis. At the same time he will keep his North East role, but with more of the management will be taken on by his colleagues Tom Wright and Mike Marshall during the secondment.

Mr Horsfall arrived as the first stage of the review (initial consultation of user groups) was being completed. This will be followed by a second stage involving workshop meetingss with boaters around the system, and a third stage of wider consultation. He will remain in post until this is completed in the autumn.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Canal Boat visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Canal Boat staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Canal Boat account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from news

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Avon Navigation Trust is seeking votes for its project to create a visitor-friendly wildlife garden in Pershore – but hurry; voting ends 21st November

Read more
Thursday, November 2, 2017

See your photography in print and in the 2018 Canal Boat calendar! Here’s how...

Read more
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Get ready for Birmingham Canal Festival on 16th and 17th September. A festival is coming to Birmingham’s canals that will feature fishing, a floating market, film screenings and much more

Read more
Thursday, August 24, 2017

With the August Bank Holiday approaching and (touch wood!) the current weather forecast suggesting that there might at least be a few sunny intervals over the weekend, here are a selection of waterways events that you might be tempted to visit…

Read more
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Over-crowding on the London waterways was discussed on BBC Breakfast

Read more
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Register your email address by Wednesday 23 August to have your say

Read more
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Within three years, the first boats are set to return to another restored stretch of the Montgomery Canal, following the launch of a £4m Lottery-backed restoration project

Read more
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Queen returned to Scotland’s waterways to name the country’s newest navigable link

Read more
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Despite the wet weather in recent days, the inland waterways are still feeling the effects of the dry winter and spring with the River Thames now running low

Read more
Thursday, June 22, 2017

3D sleeping policeman unveiled by Canal & River Trust to slow people down on towpaths

Read more
Maintenance

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Like us on Facebook



Follow us on Twitter