Annual General Meeting

The Association’s AGM was again held at the Bond in Birmingham on 30th April. Around 20 members and guests attended the event. David Lowe presented his Chairman’s report, and the accounts were approved. David Lowe, Richard Horne, Paul Ayres, and Brian McGuigan were elected or re-elected to the committee. Dr David Quarmby CBE was re-appointed President, and Dr David Hilling MBE was appointed Vice-President. Former vice-presidents Nicholas Hill and Tom Foxon were appointed as Honorary Members.

Following the AGM we had presentations from Elliot Lancaster of i-Recycle (presented on his behalf by Gerry Heward), who outlined the project to move waste by barge on London’s canals, Chris Evans of CBE Consultants and CRT, who updated us on the Leeds Port project, member Bernard Hales, who spoke about the challenges and opportunities relating to alternative propulsion systems, and well known waterways author, hotel boat operator and member John Liley, who gave us an illustrated talk on freight carrying on the French waterways. We are grateful to our speakers for taking the time and trouble to attend and address us, and to our members for their support at this event.


Bernard Hales AGM 2019 talk - developments in motve power - click here

Chris Evans AGM 2019 presentation - click here

Gerry Heward AGM 2019 presentation - iRecycle waste carriage by barge - click here

John Liley AGM 2019 presentation - freight water carriage in France - click here


Committee Minutes 13th February 2020 - click here

Committee Minutes 24th October 2019 - click here

Committee Minutes 30th April 2019 - click here

Committee Minutes 16th January 2019 - click here

Committee Minutes 11th October 2018 - click here

Committee Minutes 3rd July 2018 - click here

Committee Minutes 26th April 2018 - click here

AGM Minutes 30th April 2019 - click here

AGM Minutes 26th April 2018 - click here