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Title: Recreation strategy for the River Thames
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The River Thames Recreation Strategy began with a partnership between the NRA and the Sports Council, both of whom have responsibilities to promote the use of the river for sport and recreation. This philosophy of cooperation continued through extensive research and consultation with river users, Local Authorities and interested organisations, resulting in a Strategy which reflects the views, opinions and hopes of a diverse range of interests. Despite the inevitable conflicts, the overriding message is the importance of achieving a level of recreational use which allows the river to flourish as a home to both wildlife and people. After all, it is the natural beauty of the Thames which is its principal attraction. The Sports Council and the NRA will use this Strategy to influence both our own and others activity on the Thames. For us implementation will be via Catchment Management Plans, Regional Strategies for Sport, and in our day to day activities. We ask that Local Authorities use this document when preparing and reviewing Structure Plans, Local Plans, UDP's and Leisure Strategies. Governing Bodies of Sport are asked to consider it in the preparation of their Development Plans, and we encourage river users to act upon the policies, recommendations and actions which promote the safe sharing of the river, and enjoyment for all.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: PartnershipsSportStrategiesPublic authorities
Geographic Keywords: Thames
Extent: 167
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3539
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