Chairman Peter Oakden and President Professor Orest Mulka will be attending a reception at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 13th May. Hopefully, if he is not too busy, local MP and Patron Andrew Bridgen, will also be present at a waterway restoration reception hosted by the IWA. All MPs with navigable waterways and restoration projects in their constituencies have been invited, along with representatives of a number of national organisations.
The IWA will be presenting Parliament directly with information on what can be achieved at every stage of a canal restoration. The Chief Executive of the National Heritage Lottery Fund, Ros Kerslake, will also make an address.
This is a good opportunity for the ACA to promote the restoration of the Ashby Canal.