The Canal and River Trust is taking over responsibility from British Waterways to protect the nations canal heritage. The includes waterways, docks, wharves, locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts and warehouses as well as historic bosts, archives and related artefacts held in the Canal and River Trust's three museums.
All this includes over 2700 listed buildings, 50 Scheduled Monuments and 4 World Heritage Sites.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is Patron of the Trust.
The new Trust has a number of Committees and there is one set up to focus on conserving the heritage of the waterways - called the Heritage Advisory Committee. This committee met for the first time of the 30th May. Edward Holland represents The Prince's Regeneration Trust on it and it is chaired by Sir Neil Cossons. The committee will meet 3 or 4 times a year and will provide expert heritage advice as required.
Edward is delighted to be involved in the conservation of the canal heritage of the UK.