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13 Nov 2018

Dear Members, 

The purpose of this message is to brief you on the current status of our discussions with Anglian Water regarding the future of water sports at Alton Water. 

The trustees have been in negotiation with Anglian Water over the terms of a new lease at Alton Water following the expiry of our previous lease at the end of August 2018. The new draft lease provided by Anglian Water contained significant changes to the previous lease and our solicitors advised us to continue negotiating with Anglian Water as those changes would significantly impact on the ability of AWSC to trade effectively over the longer term. In the meantime we presented a credible business plan to Anglian Water as a basis for our request for improved lease terms. 

Anglian Water has now indicated that they will initiate a break clause effective from 31 March 2019 and that they intend to run water sports from Alton Water directly and not via AWSC as had previously been the case. Many details are still unclear and we are working on your behalf to understand what their intentions mean for AWSC and particularly for you as our members. 

The Trustees have yet to decide how to respond to this situation and are taking independent legal advice. In the meantime, we will continue to plan for the next season and understand that Anglian Water will honour commercial decisions taken by AWSC in good faith on normal commercial terms. 

We understand that this includes membership (access to the water), storage and training. 

We appreciate that this news comes on top of a very poor summer due to the blue green algae but we will update you with progress as and when we are able. We will hold two General Meetings at AWSC later this month where you can express your views and suggestions. These will be at 2.30pm on Sunday 25th November and at 7pm Monday 26th November. 

We think it is really important that you attend one of these meetings. Your opinion is important and could help determine the future of water sports at Alton Water. However, any immediate thoughts can be sent to 

Yours sincerely, 

Mark Hainsworth – Chair of Trustees.

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