Archive for August 14th, 2012

Row, row, row your boat

On Monday 13 August I attended the launch of a boat hire scheme in Victoria Park, welcoming the return of boating on its lakes for the first time in over 30 years. 

A fleet of 40 pedaloes and rowing boats have been introduced to the lakes, which will be available for hire. One of my priorities is to encourage greater use of our parks by residents and the pedalos and rowing boats are part of this drive.

The country has been thrilled by the success of our Olympic rowers. While we don’t expect people to be rowing quite as fast as the medal winners, this scheme will hopefully encourage more people to get out on to their local lake – although in a more leisurely fashion!

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