Apart from the small canal preservation groups making appeals for funding to make repairs. For the first time in living memory a public appeal has been made to pay for repairs to an Inland Waterway. The repairs are to the breach at Dutton Hollow on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
CART admits it has enough funds set asside to pay for the repairs to be made. But it does not want to spend that money. CART wants people like me and you to pay for it for a second time. There I was thinking that's what the licence fee was all about.
Well I for one would not give any money. What CART should do, is take all the perks enjoyed by the senior managers, all the money spent on lock poems, all the money spent on boats full of trees, all the money spent on bunting, all the money spent on unwanted square bollards etc. Then use that to fund the repairs.
Then come back later and ask the boaters if we want to put our hands in our pockets to pay for the bollards, the managers perks, the bunting, the poems and the boats full of trees.
I have created a poll that will run between now and the 1st of January 2013. It's not very scientific. Its a simple question "Will CART Succeed". You have three choices Yes, Unsure and No. Now you can vote for one of the three choices. If you change your mind before the poll closing date. You can come back and change your vote. (I wish we could do that for politicians) You will find the poll option on the right hand side just below the members pictures.