It is with great sadness that the Board of the Cotswold Water Park Trust must announce that Sir David John, Executive Chairman, passed away in London on 27th October. While the Trust will greatly feel the loss of his passing, our deepest sympathies are with his wife, Gillian and his family.

Sir David was determined in his support and leadership of the Trust and fully committed to the achievement of the area’s potential and the key role of the Trust and its staff in bringing that to fruition. The Board of Trustees will continue to work towards his vision and to value the support of members, volunteers, operators, local authorities and other stakeholders in realising the current plans.

At the recent AGM two long-standing Trustees, John Hayward and Terry Robinson, retired having served the full term allowed under the Trust’s rules. It was announced at that meeting that the Board are actively recruiting new Trustees and it is hoped that in the near future, further details will be announced, including the appointment of a new Chair.