I appreciate that not everyone has encountered trouble on the rivers – but unfortunately it does happen. NOW is the time to advise the Welsh Assembly of why access to rivers should be formalised. PLEASE can all paddlers take the time to provide a response to the Welsh Assembly as per the email below.
It may also help if you forward the message to any friends and family who like to go for a swim in the river, or take the kids to paddle their toes.
Thanks in advance
It is vital that the Welsh Government receives as many individual responses as possible, so we have prepared a template for you to use to support our own response, at:
Follow the on-screen instructions to submit a response direct to the Welsh Government by midnight 30 Sep (or if you’d prefer an editable Word version, contact me for a copy).
The more responses they receive, the better – so please do it now! And encourage all your paddling friends to do the same!
For those of you who want to see all the detail, the draft of our full response (to which we expect to add a bit more detail between now and the 30 Sep deadline) is attached.
Steve Rayner OBE
Waterways & Environment Officer