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We the undersigned petition Surrey Heath Borough Council to Commit to the provide the requested funding of the Basingstoke Canal. More details
We the undersigned urge Surrey Heath Borough Council to fully meet the funding requirements requested by the Basingstoke Canal Authority (Approx £27,000 for 2010-2011 of which SHBC have only agreed to provide £10,000), (£11,000 for 2009-2010 from a requested £27,526). For many years SHBC have failed to meet their funding requirements, this has contributed to a degradation of the canal environment. It is estimated that the canal benefits the local economies to the level of over £5,000,000 per annum. In view of the importance attributed to it in the recently published SHBC “Core Strategy” consultation document and more recently the “Deepcut SPD” consultation document. It appears contradictory to fail to provide the funds required to allow the BCA to undertake the work required to maintain the canal environment at a level that contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the community and which the local community should have a right to expect.
Kevin Daley, the petition creator, joined by: