Local charity gains support in Westminster
PUBLISHED: 11:39 13 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:21 20 February 2013
Local environmental and recreational charity, South West Lakes Trust, launched a five year Sustainable Development Programme at the House of Commons recently
Local environmental and recreational charity, South West its Lakes Trust, launched five year Sustainable Development Programme at the House of Commons recently.
Since its inception in 2000, it has secured well over 10m investment into new facilities at local inland waters, including Roadford Lake, run training schemes for people with few advantages and introduced tens of thousands of people to the delights of water sports. Chairman, Carleen Kelemen and Exmouth-based Vice-Chairman, Keith Bungay, explained to MPs and key stakeholders including Devon County Council Chairman, Christine Marsh and South West Waters Chief Executive Chris Loughlin, how the charity intended to work in partnership with others over the coming years to provide access for everyone to some of the regions prime areas of countryside. Its vital conservation work would continue to protect the habitats of some endangered species, including bats, butterflies and otters.