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Monday 19 July

Today's news from the web

  • Clive Henderson to take up new role on BW Board waterscape.com

    Bw and the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) have today announced that IWA chairman Clive Henderson will take on the interim role as Observer to the BW Board, attending all Board Meetings until the final selections are made. ...

  • Volunteer open weekend at the Anderton Boat Lift waterscape.com

    Local communities are being invited to play an active role in the future of their local waterway with an open weekend being staged at the Anderton Boat Lift for prospective volunteers. ...

  • Couple rushed to hospital after river blast readingchronicle.co.uk

    An ELDERLY couple were taken to hospital with burns after a river cruiser blast near Reading this afternoon. The drama unfolded at Purley Marina on the River Thames just after 2pm when witnesses heard what they thought were gas cylinders exploding and then saw flames leaping into their air and spreading to two other craft moored alongside. Four ambulances and several fire appliances went to the scene - one crew arriving on the on the fire rescue boat which was launched from Scours Lane at Tilehurst. ...

  • British Waterways prepares for 2012 mooring demands waterscape.com

    To make sure the city’s waterways are ready to welcome those wanting to take advantage of their central locations, a short online survey asks coastal and inland boaters from UK and overseas to indicate their preference for the different mooring locations that may be available as well as the services and transit moorings required. ...

  • Kennet & Avon Canal cruises into the future waterscape.com

    Almost 200 years to the day that it was first opened, 20 years since the navigation was opened once more, and 10 years after the hugely successful Lottery supported restoration project, the Kennet & Avon Canal could soon reclaim its status as a fully-fledged, working canal....


Wednesday 14 July

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  • Plans unveiled for Falkirk Wheel waterfront scheme planningresource.co.uk

    The area around the Falkirk Wheel, one of Scotland's most iconic visitor attractions, could be turned into a luxurious mixed-use waterfront under plans submitted to the council this week. ...

  • Search for descendents of 1811 B&MK supporters waterscape.com

    Next year sees the 200th anniversary of the meeting in Bedford which first proposed a navigable waterway between the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union at Milton Keynes) and the River Great Ouse at Bedford. The search is on to trace descendants of the eight signatories to the petition created at this meeting, which was called by then Mayor, Charles Short, for noon on 4 November 1811 at Shire Hall. ...


Tuesday 13 July

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  • Leeds & Liverpool Canal closed due to drought (from Wigan to Gargrave) waterscape.com

    With some of the worst drought conditions for 100 years British Waterways has today announced that it is taking the highly unusual step of partially closing a canal in the North West. ...

  • Fundraising walk on the (mostly) restored Droitwich waterscape.com

    Keen walkers are being encouraged to join the first ever 21 mile Waterways Walk along the Droitwich Canals, River Severn and Worcester & Birmingham Canal in Worcestershire this summer. ...

  • British Waterways invests in Liverpool Boat Show waterscape.com

    A landmark agreement between Marine Industry Events, British Waterways and Albert Dock Liverpool has secured the Boat Show in Liverpool for the next 10 years. ...

  • Kidderminster to host first canal festival kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    Kidderminster will be pushing the boat out to host its first Canal Festival this summer. The canalside will come to life from Thursday, August 19 to Saturday, August 21 and residents and visitors are invited to the town centre to join the fun. Boat owners can also visit and moor up over the festival period. ...

  • Refurbished towpath opens for Chesterfield Canal Festival waterscape.com

    Visitors to the Chesterfield Canal Festival will be able to get the full canal experience as a newly refurbished towpath is opened leading them directly to the festival site....

  • Chaos on canal as 30ft tree snaps off expressandstar.com

    A 30ft tree caused chaos when it snapped and crashed across a canal in Staffordshire – blocking boaters in for more than 24 hours. A queue of 40 boats built up on the Trent and Mersey Canal after the willow tree toppled at around 11.30am yesterday, also blocking the towpath close to Old Eaton Road in Rugeley....


Thursday 8 July

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Wednesday 7 July

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  • Caldon Canal reopens waterscape.com

    After £500,000 of investment and almost eight months of investigations, plans and repairs, British Waterways has announced that the Caldon Canal is now reopen following a breach in November. The breach resulted in the collapse of a 15m length of the Caldon Canal embankment and damage to the canal bed and its clay lining. As a consequence approximately 21 million gallons of water leaked across agricultural land and into the River Churnet....

  • Accidental death verdict after phone records probe bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk

    The inquest into the death of a man who fell into the Montgomery Canal has recorded a verdict of accidental death. Colin John Tuffin, 54, who lived on the canal at Queen's Head, had been drinking in the Queen's Head pub until around 11pm on the night of December 6 last year, where he had four pints of beer before making his way along the nearby towpath to the canal boat where he lived....

  • Wey & Arun Poddle raises £11,000 waterscape.com

    223 walkers took part in the 12-mile walk and enjoyed views of the canal, the River Wey and, from other vantage points en route, some much more extensive vistas. ...

  • Manager urged for development of county's inland waterways yorkshirepost.co.uk

    To build on the work done by long established volunteer groups and the more recent Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways Local Action Group, East Riding Council said a "waterways partnership co-ordinator" was now needed to enhance the preservation, restoration and maintenance of historic waterways in the borough. ...

  • Find river flood levels on the web visitthames.co.uk

    Individuals and businesses at flood risk can now monitor local river and sea levels online, the Environment Agency has announced. The new service at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/riverlevels will allow the public to monitor developing flood situations at over 1,700 river and coastal locations across England and Wales. The data will complement personalised phone and text message alerts from the organisation's free flood warning service....


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