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.
Developers must take account of the route. B&MK Waterway “one of the most well thought-out and beneficial projects”: British Waterways. Linear ponds to be dug in Marston Vale early next year – newts permitting Waterway and community boat at the heart of Bedford Waterspace Study.