Mon 23 Aug: Members’ Meeting to discuss SWOAPG’s role with Glasbury-Hay canoeing access

Further to our recent ‘advance warning’, SWOAPG intends to hold an (online) Extraordinary General Meeting of its Members on Monday 23 August 2021 at 7-8pm to discuss SWOAPG’s role with Glasbury-Hay canoeing access. Before we proceed much further in discussions with Powys County Council, Hay Town Council and other groups dealing with this issue, we need to know whether this is something that our Members want us to be involved with!

Key questions will be:

  • Should SWOAPG be actively involved in trying to secure sustainable canoeing access from Glasbury-Hay? Or play a role more as ‘observers’ while letting others attempt to sort things out between them?
  • Would Members wish SWOAPG to pursue a Concordat-type arrangement for launching at Glasbury Bont (if Powys will fund its setup)?
  • Should SWOAPG continue to engage with Hay Town Council?
  • How should SWOAPG engage with other groups such as the proposed “Wye Alliance”?
  • Are Members prepared for SWOAPG to commit resources to this engagement? And/or are any Members willing to join a volunteer Working Group to take action forward?

We hope that all our Members who actively use this stretch of the river will be able to attend the meeting – please let us know if you plan to attend (or if you have any views on the questions above) via the RSVP button on the online Event Listing or via We will send the Teams link nearer the time to those Members who respond.

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