Update on transfer of Environment Agency assets to the Canal and River Trust

At the AGM in June we heard from Peter Walker from the Canal and River Trust about the Environment Agency navigations transfer project which could see a number of important navigations transfer across to the canal and River Trust, including the Great Ouse in Bedford. The two organisations are working closely together on this project and it will take time to reach a final agreement. The next stage will be meetings with Ministers to see if the Government is happy to facilitate the transfer. If so there will be a period of consultation and due diligence before any final decision is made. We will keep you posted on developments which may impact on the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway”.