We have received the following request from the IWA. The briefing note is atached below as a PDF document.
If you wish to contact your MP electronically, you can do it via the WriteToThem.com website http://www.writetothem.com
which will generate your letter as an e-mail or a fax to your MP.
I am asking for your support , by contacting your Local MP as a matter of urgency to see if they will attend or can contribute in this debate.
There is no doubt that the credit crunch will seriously impact on BW’s finances as inner city regeneration schemes, critical to BWs funding, have been among the first to be hit by the present economic difficulties. As you are aware, BW is already moving away from restoration under government pressure to prioritise expenditure, and is being told just to ‘maintain’ the existing system. In the long term the government appears to be drawing back from its previous commitment to expand the inland waterways and is currently reviewing its relationship with BW.
This debate is an ideal opportunity for your local waterway restoration issues and concerns to be properly aired .
I enclose a copy of our Briefing for MPs for your information and ask that you use it as you see fit.
I hope that you are able to use your local contacts with your MP to engage them in this important debate.
Campaign & Communications Manager
The Inland Waterways Association
Non-profit Distributing Company Limited by Guarantee No 612245
Registered Charity No 212342
Tel: 01494 783 453 Ext 611
The briefing note is here.Tags: campaign, IWA