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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

Two councillors and a pontoon

21 September 2014

It’s a Sunday. You’re a Mayor, and you’re a local councillor, with a host of local duties, as well as your work and your family to think about. And here’s a chance for a bit of time off. And, frankly, sailing isn’t really your thing. But you can spot a good cause when you see one, so you lose a fat chunk of your day off to open the latest facility, a new pontoon, at the Welsh Harp reservoir in the North London Borough of Brent. So full marks (and a bit more) to the Mayor of Brent, Councillor Kana Naheerathan and  Councillor Sury Khatri from neighbouring Barnet. Here’s the thing though – bizarrely, part of the lake is in Brent and part in Barnet. So… how do you draw a council boundary in a lake? These are deep waters, Watson…

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with the Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995 when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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