Whose 'wellbeing'?

Published: Monday, 04 May 2020

ALL the time now CaRT describes itself as 'the wellbeing charity', but doesn't extend to say whose wellbeing, writes T. Lang.

The advent of coronavirus I believe tells us whose 'wellbeing' it is without any doubt, and that is the towpath users. 

Against government advice

When a 'charity' goes against government advice (you must keep at lease two metres apart for isolation) by promoting its towpaths that can not possibly achieve this rule rather than the waterways, which obviously can, it shows without any doubt the 'wellbeing' concerns the towpath user.

As a boater of over more years than I care to remember I have never witnessed any 'wellbeing' shown to me.  Quite the opposite in fact, with empty pounds, broken locks and closed navigations, whilst the towpaths don't get closed, but a diversion, often an expensive one, put in place so that they are not inconvenienced.

Victor hit the nail on the head when he suggested the 'charity' should change its name to the Towpath Trust, much more in keeping.