Windermere legal challenge meeting

Two parties meet to discuss possible new lake plan

Following our story in the March issue of Motor Boat & Yachting about blind waterskier Gerald Price’s legal challenge to the Lake Windermere speed limit, both parties have now met to discuss the matter.

Gerald, 73, pictured, has been waterskiing on the lake for 30 years and is determined to overturn the 10mph restriction imposed by the Lake District National Park Authority two years ago.

He believes it is fundamentally flawed and put together a legal challenge last month, hoping to engage the LDNPA in discussion.
The aim is to have a lake management plan that allows all water-users access.

Following the meeting, between representatives of the Keep Windermere Alive Association and LDNPA senior officers, it was resolved to seek LDNPA members’ views at the full authority meeting on 21 March.

LDNPA chief executive Graham Essex-Crosby said it was expected further legal advice would be available for next month’s meeting.
“A further statement will be issued in due course,” he said. “In the meantime, both parties have agreed not to comment further.”