Our 4th Annual Partnership Conference will be held on Thursday 7th November 2013 at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick. Our Guest speaker this year is Richard Parry recently appointed Chief Executive at Canal and River Trust office. The conference will be opened by Cllr Caroline Maudlin Chairperson of Central Bedford Council, as well as updating you on … Continue reading “Bedford & Milton Keynes Annual Partnership Conference”
A close-up view of the “A to Z” plan for the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway is pointing up real progress over the past year – and some tricky issues ahead. “Everyone is working really hard on it and we are making progress. Another year has passed and next year there will be more progress.”
Like a searchlight picking out hidden activity, the scale and scope of the support and commitment of local councils as part of the consortium driving the B&MK waterway project forward shone during the third annual partnership conference of the B&MK Waterway Trust. Its chairman, Graham Mabbutt, described what he heard as “uplifting, inspirational, enlightening and … Continue reading “B&MK Annual Partnership Conference”
Sir Samuel Whitbread, the new Patron of the B&MK Trust, wants to help complete what his forebear, also Samuel, tried to start with a waterway over 200 years ago.
Just over 200 years ago Samuel Whitbread, Member of Parliament for Bedford, was the driving force behind the plan to create a waterway linking the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union at Milton Keynes) with the River Great Ouse at Bedford.