News Archive

EA to Restructure After Funding Cuts

21 November 2013

The Environment Agency is to  restructure over the next twelve months to reduce the overall size of the organisation.  This follows a substantial cut in government funding, which is ...
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Water Bill Threatens CRT Water Sales

21 November 2013

Canal & River Trust engages in commercial activity alongside its delivery of charitable objectives and statutory navigation functions. This commercial activity includes acting as a water ...
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Consultation Launched to Strengthen CRT Elections

21 November 2013

Canal & River Trust has begun a consultation this week to seek views on strengthening the electoral process to CRT’s governing Council.  The Council was formed eighteen months ago ...
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Robin Smithett

18 November 2013

We are saddened to report the death of waterways photographer Robin Smithett, who passed away on Friday 15th November.  Interested in a variety of modes of transport including steam trains ...
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HS2 Campaign - Phase 2 Consultation

15 November 2013

HS2 Phase 2 comprises two further sections of track, beyond those in Phase 1 which proposed a route from London to Birmingham, with a link to the north of Birmingham rejoining the existing West ...
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The Bristol Avon in Bath

11 November 2013

Whilst Canal & River Trust is the navigation authority for the Bristol Avon between Hanham Lock and the bottom of Bath Locks, and Bristol City Council is the navigation authority downstream of ...
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CRT to Spend an Extra £2M on Waterway Works

08 November 2013

Canal & River Trust Will Invest an Extra £2 million in Waterway Works this WinterThis winter the Canal & River Trust (CRT) plans to spend an extra £2 million on the waterways, ...
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EA Announces Navigation Charge Increase

07 November 2013

The Environment Agency (EA) has announced its Navigation charge increase for 2014-15. It has considered all feedback received from both national and local customer representatives and concluded ...
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First Mate Guides

04 November 2013

First Mate Guides were created by Carole Sampson as an aid for boaters, providing information on various facilities (from telephone boxes to vets) along boating routes. The guides have been ...
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HS2 - the Long Term View?

04 November 2013

We are very much in the throes of the possible birth of HS2 at the moment, and it is already difficult from a waterways point of view. However, assuming it does go ahead and get built, what of the ...
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