Down here by the Medway estuary in Kent there’s just one, all tide, public slipway(owned by Medway Council) - and it's in a poor state.
Sailing clubs, water sports companies, scout groups and individuals have been trying to get the local authority to make repairs to improve the slipway and make it safer to use.
They/we also wanted the council to improve the approach road with resurfacing, parking bays and a turning circle.
It's also the only access point for canoeists at any time of the day (or night) regardless of tides.
So, I'm asking for like minded canoeists to sign a petition or even better send a brief letter/email giving your support for the slipway to be repaired and improved.
We're trying to build the momentum to get action, especially as we know funds are available for upgrades to the surrounding leisure area know as The Strand, Gillingham, Kent.
I believe if we can make our canoe access needs known and make them listen - they'll act.
So... if you send an email, please keep it positive but insistent...
Please send letters/emails to:
Chief Executive Neil Davies
email firstname.lastname@example.org and cc in email@example.com