News with tag 'Waterway News'

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.

As ...

Consultation for Merchant Shipping Regulations

Date: 09/10/2013

A consultation regarding the Merchant Shipping (Boatmasters' Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2014 is to be held between mid-October and late November 2013. The proposed regulations to be considered would:


Nelson's Wharf at Stockton to be Reinstated

Date: 17/09/2013

Planning permission has been granted to reinstate Nelson’s Wharf on the Grand Union Canal at Stockton. The site is currently a derelict cement works but plans should see the off-side bank reinstated, the initial part of the derelict ...

MPs Ask Broads Authority to Review Management

Date: 17/09/2013

MPs representing five Norfolk and Suffolk constituencies covering parts of the Broads Authority executive area met with senior members of the Broads Authority and the appointed members of the Broads Authority’s Navigation Committee ...

River Severn Moorings

Date: 17/09/2013

Following meetings between  the Environment Agency and Upton upon Severn Town Council in July the rocks placed in the River Severn at Upton upon Severn have been removed and the moorings near the Swan Hotel are now fully operational. ...

Volunteering on the Swansea Canal

Date: 17/09/2013

Eighteen Waterway Recovery Group volunteers, working alongside the Swansea Canal Society and Canal & River Trust, spent a week at the beginning of September helping to restore a section of the historic Swansea Canal as part of a long ...

Selly Oak Development, Birmingham

Date: 17/09/2013

The outline planning application for the new Sainsbury’s store at the junction of the Lapal and Worcester & Birmingham canals was considered by went to Birmingham City Council’s planning committee on 5th September, with ...

Kennet & Avon Canal Consultation

Date: 17/09/2013

Canal & River Trust has announced that The Kennet & Avon Waterways Partnership is holding a consultation to seek the views of boaters, businesses, local authorities and other canal users regarding ideas to improve the access to ...

Port of London Authority Safety Bulletin

Date: 17/09/2013

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has issued a safety bulletin to all recreational boat owners navigating the tidal Thames following an incident where a recreational motor boat lost power when approaching the Thames Barrier. This ...

Grand Western Restoration Ahead of Schedule

Date: 17/09/2013

Devon County Council has reported that restoration work on the Grand Western is ahead of schedule due to the recent period of dry weather.

In November last year, flooding caused a breach on the Canal at Halberton. Restoration work ...

HS2 Coverage in the News

Date: 03/09/2013

The national press has recently reported on the proposed HS2 new rail line, citing comments and survey results from individuals and organisations, indicating the project is not justified and forecasting the imminent abandonment of it. ...

Canal & River Trust Winter Stoppages

Date: 03/09/2013

Canal & River Trust has announced its winter stoppage programme.

In the spring of each year, the Trust begins to plan the following winter’s major works and maintenance programmes and some of these call for stoppages or ...

Maidenhead Waterways Update

Date: 03/09/2013

Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Trust has had a good summer, with some important key developments for the project:

  • A (>£300k) detailed design contract has been funded and let after a competitive tender, placing ...

Carpenters Road Lock Funding

Date: 03/09/2013

Canal & River Trust is seeking funding for the restoration of Carpenters Road Lock in East London.
The Lock has been abandoned for more than 40 years but CRT wants to demonstrate to potential funders that the lock and ...

Work on Staveley Town Lock Requires Concrete

Date: 03/09/2013

The last two weeks in August saw a Waterway Recovery Group Canal Camp at Staveley on the

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