Towpath Action Group


Towpath Action Group

The Towpath Action Group (TAG) is a waterway society in the United Kingdom

The group started in Manchester in 1987, and a year later it published its first report "Trouble on the Towpath" to coincide with the Inland Waterways Association's 1988 National Rally at Castlefield.

The group is continuing to campaign for continuous towpaths with good access. The work has expanded further afield, and members of TAG are regularly consulted by British Waterways and Defra. One founder member was appointed to a statutory body, the Inland Waterways Amenity and Advisory Council (IWAAC), and another member sits on the Inland Waterways Association's Restoration Committee.

TAG aims to build up good relations with walkers, ramblers, cyclists, anglers, horseboaters and other towpath users, and environmental organisations.

ee also

*List of waterway societies in the United Kingdom

External links

* [http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200001/cmselect/cmenvtra/167/167xp17.htm House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Evidence: Memorandum by the Towpath Action Group: Walking in Towns and Cities]

* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmenvfru/345/345we13.htm House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written evidence: Memorandum by NABO, citing TAG]

* [http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/water/iw/conference/11.htm Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Conference, TAG a delegate]

* [http://www.iwac.org.uk/downloads/annual-reports/iwaac_annual_report04-05.pdf Statutory body IWAAC: Annual Report 2004-05, mention of Towpath Action Group]

* [http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/images/MINUTES_21_January_2004_tcm6-84241.pdf British Waterways User Group Meeting, Towpath Action Group a user group member]

* [http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/images/Report_on_the_consultation_by_bw_on_towpath_mowing_guidelines.pdf British Waterways towpath consultation; comments by TAG]

* [http://www.british-waterways.org/images/Guidance_For_Motorcycles_On_Towpaths.pdf British Waterways Guidance for Motorcycles on Towpaths]

* [http://www.british-waterways.org/images/BWAF_Minutes_Oct_2006.pdf British Waterways Advisory Forum, membership of TAG]

* [http://www.liverpool.ndo.co.uk/oldhall/page7.html "Canal cottages at Risk", Liverpool CC Planning officer's report on consultation, incl. TAG]

* [http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/leisure/outdoor-camden/open-spaces/regents-park-canal.en;jsessionid=36EEF29153A6F3615BE2DB2D4FA72B23.node2 Camden Council listing TAG in leisure pages]
* [http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/Leisure_in_Doncaster/Outdoor_Life/waterways/Canals.asp Doncaster M. B. Council lists TAG in its Waterways Directory]
* [http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/site/scripts/services_info.php?serviceID=860&startsWith=C Lichfield District Council lists TAG in its leisure pages]
* [http://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/section.asp?docId=2148 North Kesteven District Council lists TAG in its Canals pages]
* [http://www.solihull.gov.uk/transport/canals.htm Solihull M. B. Council lists TAG in its Canals page]
* [http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/data/discover/data/canals.cfm Tower Hamlets Council lists TAG in leisure pages]
* [http://www.westwiltshire.gov.uk/index/transport/waterways/canals.htm West Wiltshire District Council lists TAG in its Canal pages]
* [http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/transport_streets/waterways/canals/info.htm Wolverhampton City Council lists TAG in its canal pages]
* [http://www.horseboating.org.uk/documents/horseboating-guidance.doc Horseboating Guidance document mentions TAG]
* [http://www.towpath.org.uk/TAG.htm Towpath Action Group website]


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