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Editorial. T

his is the first year of Canal and River Trust the new Charity set

up to run the Waterways in place of British Waterways (BW). They are very touchy about how the name should be shortened, and insist on C&RT and not “CaRT”. This new organisation is still and I think will be in a transitional stage for a couple of years to come.

In this issue you will find two long reports, one on the proposals for HS2, the other from two user group meeting of C&RT. I hope you will find along with Roger’s report on the work at the

club and the Commodore’s comments, just how much work goes on mainly unseen by many club members. There are many Waterways organisations such as, TBA, IWA, AWCC, RYA, NABO and Walking and Cycling and even Fishing Groups who in their own way beaver away for the good of the Waterways in one way or another.

Editor: Terence Balchin, 0115 925 2917.(H) 07973 618483.(M) e-mail: "Heron", Mooring No.3. Material for publication can be in any form, Handwritten, Typed or e mail. Computer Floppy Disk, IBM Compatible. If sending a disk, save your article in your preferred word processor format and also ASCII (.txt), DOS (.txt) or Rich Text format(.rtf), to be sure I can read it.

Please send a hard copy as well just to be on the safe side. I'm at the Club sometime during most weeks throughout the year if you prefer to deliver. The Council does not accept responsibility for any opinions etc., expressed in any article, and reserves the right to amend, curtail and retain any material submitted for publication.

© 1997 Derby Motor Boat Club Ltd.

Any views or comments expressed in the editorial column are those of the Editor only.

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