Saving the Avon

1st November 2016

A fascinating talk was given by Clive Mathews Chief Executive of the Avon Navigation Trust on some of the recent history of the trust and the River Avon.
A slide show was given detailing some of the disasters and successes of navigation on the river including the now infamous 2007 flooding and the recent damage done to Bidford Bridge by a tractor almost going through the wall detailing ANT’s role in the rebuilding.
ANT is now professionally run with the aid of many regular volunteers and it is the first time that the River Avon has been run under one authority since 1717.

Clive reported that Jack Hegarty MD and Chief Executive of Wychavon & Malvern Hills District Councils has just been appointed Chairman of the Board of ANT trustees and that the future is looking bright.