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Orwellian last won the day on August 20 2020

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  1. Possibly. DEFRA will consider it a 'good thing' but the fact it's money from an alternative source could suggest to them that they don't need to pay for towpath improvements/maintenance. And believe me DEFRA are much keener on use of towpaths than boating.
  2. Many would argue that creating tarmac cycleways are not improvements. But hey it's free money!
  3. Surely you'd only get canals from one of these?
  4. That if I may say so is bollocks. So the people who pay to extract water from or discharge water into the canals don't care what happens to them? I think not. I didn't bother reading the rest of your post.
  5. You are minimising the non-boater element as this is not just the DEFRA grant but all the other categories of income that CRT don't classify as 'boating'. This is roughly 80%.
  6. And that was a much better one! ,😂
  7. If you define something, you show, describe, or state clearly what it is and what its limits are, or what it is like. That's the easy bit but then you know that already.
  8. Before all of this we should define what is meant by 'boaters'.
  9. Where does CRT keep telling boaters this? What do you consider to be the boater's fair share?
  10. Meanwhile DEFRA budget has been cut quite drastically https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/22/defra-facing-500m-real-terms-cut-after-autumn-statement?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
  11. Link to the debate for anyone interested enough. https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/22b0e1d0-5597-4646-91cb-b67ecb079d37 To be fair to Fabricant he wasn't too bad. The minister reminded those present if the intention of creating CRT was to move financial support for it's waterways from the taxpayer. She also said a decision on future grant would be made ' forthwith' I let you look up the definition of what that means.
  12. So in the absence of any information from DEFRA it is merely speculation as to whether it considers that a) there has been any breach of the terms of the Grant agreement and b) this is the reason for the delay in a decision on renewing the Grant in 2027.
  13. No you didn't but thanks for clarifying that. Your words suggest your complaint to CRT was unsuccessful. Did they not respond or did they reject your complaint?
  14. Thanks for explaining that. So in fact your complaint was about what the Charity Commission did not CRT and the former rectified it by replacing it with a correct report which CRT must have supplied to Companies House. That is not in itself evidence that they breached clause 11.1.5 of the Grant Agreement. We can only speculate whether DEFRA thought there had been a Material Breach of 11.1.2 but as they don't appear to have taken any action it seems they didn't. Mr Parry is sounding increasingly anxious and I can understand why.
  15. In what way was it successful? Did they for example take any action against CRT for this breach?
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