News with tag 'Waterway News'

Robin Smithett

Date: 18/11/2013

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 and hot air balloons, in the mid 1980s Robin ...

HS2 Campaign - Phase 2 Consultation

Date: 15/11/2013

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 Coast Main Line at Handsacre. This route also ...

The Bristol Avon in Bath

Date: 11/11/2013

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 Hanham Lock, there is no navigation authority ...

CRT to Spend an Extra £2M on Waterway Works

Date: 08/11/2013

Canal & River Trust Will Invest an Extra £2 million in Waterway Works this Winter
This winter the Canal & River Trust (CRT) plans to spend an extra £2 million on the waterways, bringing the total year ...

EA Announces Navigation Charge Increase

Date: 07/11/2013

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 that as part of its on-going commitment to make ...

First Mate Guides

Date: 04/11/2013

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 handmade since 1999 but their production has had to ...

Swansea Canal Society Awarded £20,000 Grant

Date: 04/11/2013

The Swansea Canal Society have been awarded a £20,000 grant by the Water Recreational Challenge Fund for Wales, SPLASH. The grant will be used to encourage greater access to the canal where it runs through Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach, a ...

HS2 - the Long Term View?

Date: 04/11/2013

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 long term view?

Les Etheridge, ...

Aylesbury Arm Lock Repairs to Finish in November

Date: 04/11/2013

The repair work being carried out on Buckland Lock on the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal, which collapsed in March, is now due to be completed by the end of November. The completion of the work is three months behind schedule and over ...

Storm hits Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Date: 31/10/2013

The storm that affected parts of the country between Sunday 27th and Monday 28th October has brought down a number of trees on the

Operation Starburst

Date: 29/10/2013

Over the weekend of 19th and 20th October, over 100 volunteers took part in a large multi-site canal clean up on the canals of Greater Manchester.
The event was organised jointly by Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Volunteering, Events

Rochdale Canal Collapse

Date: 29/10/2013

A culvert that runs beneath the Rochdale Canal, between locks 6 and 7 in Mytholmroyd, failed on 28th October leading to a collapse of part of the canal ...

Lichfield Heritage Towpath Trail Launched

Date: 28/10/2013

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has taken the first steps in providing  a new outdoor amenity for Lichfield. The Trust has launched the Heritage Towpath Trail, which follows the route of the on-going restoration of the

Lapal Canal and Selly Oak Development Update

Date: 24/10/2013

On 17th October, Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee approved an outline planning application made by the Harvest Partnership (key constituent members being J Sainsbury and Land Securities) to redevelop the old ...

Canal Trust Shortlisted for Community Fund

Date: 21/10/2013

The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust is one of the final four to be placed on the Tewkesbury area shortlist for the Lloyds Community Fund 2013. Voting is now open to the public, who can vote for the community charity they feel ...

Thames Closure Notice at Whitchurch

Date: 21/10/2013

The Environment Agency has issued a river closure notice at Whitchurch, closing the Thames to navigation to allow for essential works to be carried out on Whitchuch toll bridge. The works, lasting several months, are planned to be carried out ...

Travellers Rest pub Purchased for Canal Trust

Date: 21/10/2013

The Wharf House Co Ltd (the trading subsidiary company of Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust) has acquired The Travellers Rest pub and restaurant at auction. At present, it would be the only waterside pub on the restored canal and ...

Waterways Minister Change

Date: 18/10/2013

As a part of the Government Reshuffle on October 7th, it was announced that Richard Benyon MP, the Defra minister responsible for inland waterways, would be stepping down from his Ministerial role. Richard Benyon had been the minister ...

Support for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Date: 11/10/2013

The examination of the planning application to build the Thames Tideway Tunnel has begun, with a preliminary hearing which took place at London’s Barbican Centre on 12th September 2013.
Representatives from Thames Tunnel Now (TTN), ...

CRT Trials New Options for Winter Mooring Permits

Date: 10/10/2013

During winter many Continuous Cruisers choose to keep their boat in one place by purchasing a winter mooring permit between November and March.  This year, Canal & River Trust is trialling a range of new options.

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