Sunday, 30 September 2012

Who does what...

I am geting old and cynical and now it seems I'm also a bit confused. I am confused and flummoxed in trying to understand exactly what CART are trying to do or supposed to do.

What exactly is the role of CART?


Now I might be a bit old fashioned in my way of thinking. Maybe I'm missing something. But. the latest group of wheeze's to get to our money has me a bit stumped...
  • I am talking about: OwlsSend a text to CART and give them £3 to protect the owls!
  • I am talking about: Bats - Send a text to CART and give them £3 to protect the bats!
  • I am talking about: Trees - Send a text to CART and give them £3 to plant more trees!
  • I am talking about: Trail  - Send a text to CART and give them £3 to protect the trans Pennine nature trail from flooding!
If I wanted to protect birds such as Owls I could join and/or  give a donation to the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) I want CART to protect the Canals and Rivers. Concentrate on the Rivers and Canals don't try to take funding that could go to other charitable groups who specialise in protecting Birds. It's like CART do not give two hoots!

I am a member of the RSPB. Click Here to find out what the RSPB do.

If I wanted to protect Bats, I could join and/or give a donation to to BCT (The Bat Conservation Trust) I want CART to protect the canals and Rivers. Concentrate on the Rivers and Canals don't try to take funding that could go to other charitable groups who specialise in protecting Bats. CART must be all of a flutter with this one.

I am a member of the BCT. Click Here to find out what BCT do!

If I wanted CART to take action on trees, it would be to remove or prune the trees overhanging the waterways. The ones that restrict sigting lines in bridge holes and on corners. The ones that lean over canals at crazy angles. I don't want CART planting even more trees on the banks or in boats. The Forestry Commission plant over 24 million trees every year.  I want CART to protect the Canals and Rivers. Concentrate on the Rivers and Canals don't try to take on the role of the Forestry Commission who specialise in this role. The Forestry Commission even provide grants to encourage tree planting. Are CART branching out?

Click Here to find out what the Forestry Commission do. 

There are hundreds of miles of towpath that cyclists, ramblers and other such groups have access to. I feel it should be those groups who raise funds and organise the repair and upkeep of the Trans Pennine Nature Trail. I want CART to protect the Canals and Rivers. Concentrate on the Rivers and Canals don't try to take on the role of the Ramblers Association who can and do specialise in this sort of role. You can't walk all over the ramblers!

Click Here to find out what the Ramblers Association do!

The air in Ivory towers must be so rarefied that the CART council should think that they can assimilate all these different roles.  Concentrate on the Rivers and Canals don't try to take on the role of other well established groups who have a long history of sucess at doing what they do.

Hello up there... Anyone at home.... Wake up... Smell the coffee!

I have created a poll that will run between now and the 1st of January 2013. It's not very scientific. Its a simple question "Will CART Succeed". You have three choices Yes, Unsure and No. Now you can vote for one of the three choices. If you change your mind before the poll closing date. You can come back and change your vote. (I wish we could do that for politicians) You will find the poll option on the right hand side just below the members pictures.


Later...




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