We are really pleased that NBTA member Rosie Strickland has been elected to the CRT Council as one of four Private Boating representatives. Thank you to everyone who voted for her.
Rosie said: “I am delighted to have been elected by the NBTA community to represent liveaboard boaters on the CRT council. I love the waterways, and they’ve been my home for 8 years. I’ve seen the canals and rivers change in this time, and we find our community struggling for the most basic services like water points and waste disposal. Recent licence fee increases have also impacted the most vulnerable, while access to safe moorings has become even more limited through a lack of adequate mooring provision.
As a CRT Council member, I will work hard to bring the voice of the community into this forum. A seat at the table is one step towards activating the change that’s needed. I’m looking forward to the challenge, and I hope I can do the community a good service as their council representative. If we can win some crucial campaigns that benefit our way of life, then hopefully that will give ripples of hope and solidarity to all at the raw end of the housing and cost-of-living crisis.”
The other three Private Boating representatives who were elected to the CRT Council are Penelope Barber, Fiona Burt and Scott Martin. See https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/how-we-are-run/the-council/newly-elected-members-of-council-2024/private-boating