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Your chance to rename British Waterways

  • Neil
  • 27 Jan 2011
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THE search has begun to find a suitable name for the new waterways charity. British Waterways has arranged for suggestions from anyone to be made online with the closing date being 5pm on Friday 4 February, writes Bob Clarke on the towpath talk news page

A spokesman for BW said: “Suggestions will be fed into Defra’s wider consultation, due to start shortly, about the formation of the charity.


“Firstly it is important that any prospective name shows that the charity is about ‘waterways’ or ‘canals and rivers’. Secondly the name/s should evoke a feeling amongst the wider public that waterways are a worthy cause and should therefore include the words ‘charity’ or ‘trust’.”

He urged people to put their suggestions forward by filling in a short online poll at


He added: “The results will quite literally help make waterway history


please note that the survey is anonymous and shuld take no more than 5mins to complete