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Grand Western Canal

Joint Advisory Committee

The Grand Western Canal Joint Advisory Committee supports and encourages an active partnership between all the bodies with an interest in the management of the Grand Western Canal Country Park.  The management of the Grand Western Canal Country Park is undertaken by the Canal Ranger Service which is part of Devon County Council’s Public Rights of Way and Country Parks Team.

The Joint Advisory Committee provides the main mechanism for the collation of local views and co-ordination of advice relating to the management and maintenance of the canal. It provides an excellent forum for discussing canal matters and the advice it provides to Devon County Council in its management of the Canal is valuable and much appreciated.

The County Council aims to maintain and conserve for the future the integrity of the Grand Western Canal Country Park & Local Nature Reserve as a peaceful, attractive and wildlife-rich corridor within which a range of suitable recreation activities may be enjoyed.  It also seeks to promote and demonstrate good practice on this multi-interest site, providing opportunities for enjoyable visits by a variety of users in a way that also benefits local communities.

The Joint Advisory Committee is chaired alternately by Devon County Council and Mid Devon District Council members, for terms of one year. The committee meets twice a year – in October and March – and also has a summer site visit.

Next meeting:
Lift bridge in operation

The Grand Western Canal Joint Advisory Committee will be meeting on Tuesday 4 march 2014, 7pm at the Mid Devon District Council Offices at Phoenix House in Tiverton.

The public are welcome to attend this meeting and there is a public question time programmed for the first 30.

Below is a list of the various organisations that are members of the GWCJAC. If you wish to contact any GWCJAC members a list of thier contact details as well as agendas and minutes from previous meetings are available on the Mid Devon District Council website.

Group Represented Votes
Devon County Council  - Cabinet Member for Environmental and Community Services 1
Devon County Council – Member for Tiverton East 1
Devon County Council – Member for Willand and Uffculme 1
Mid Devon District Council – Portfolio holder for Street Scene 1
Mid Devon District Council – Members for Cranmore (3 councillors) 3
Mid Devon District Council – Member for Halberton 1
Mid Devon District Council – Members for Canonsleigh (2 councillors) 2
Tiverton Town Council 1
Halberton Parish Council 1
Sampford Peverell Parish Council 1
Burlescombe Parish Council 1
Holcombe Rogus Parish Council 1
Friends of the Grand Western Canal 1
Devon Wildlife Trust 1
Wildlife Advisory Group 1
Inland Waterways Association 1
Tiverton and District Angling Club 1
Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society - NE Devon Branch 1
Tiverton Sea Cadets 1
Canal Awareness Group 1
Sustrans 1
The Tiverton Canal Co. 1
Mid Devon Moorings 1
Canal Businesses Group 1
Officers
Devon County Council – Public Rights of Way and Country Parks Manager 0
Devon County Council – Canal Manager 0
Mid Devon District Council – Director of Community Services 0
Mid Devon District Council – Member Services Officer 0