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Thursday 29 April

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  • Meeting to discuss new Hungerford footbridge news.bbc.co.uk

    A public meeting is being held in a west Berkshire town later to discuss plans for a proposed footbridge across the Kennet and Avon Canal. The architects who have produced a design for the bridge in Hungerford will make a presentation to explain their inspiration. There will also be an opportunity for residents to ask questions and find out more details about the plans. ...

  • Wyre Lady boat trips back afloat thestar.co.uk

    Visitors can board the Wyre Lady boat and take a trip from Doncaster town centre to Sprotbrough and the heart of the Don Gorge. British Waterways and the Don Gorge Strategic Partnership, of which Doncaster Council is a member, run the scheme. ...


Wednesday 28 April

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  • Green electricity firm considers Stroudwater passenger boat greenwisebusiness.co.uk

    Green travel plans are central to the development; the site is close to the town centre, on the major bus routes, and falls within the town’s cycle network. It is also next to the Cotswold canal, which Ecotricity is considering running a shuttle boat service on. ...


Tuesday 27 April

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  • Repairs in prospect at Chester’s historic Taylor’s Boatyard chesterchronicle.co.uk

    Work is proposed to repair and carry out basic improvements to possibly the best surviving example of an historic boat building yard. The application for listed building consent has been made by British Waterways at Taylor's Boatyard on Whipcord Lane, Chester. ...


Monday 26 April

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  • Loire Valley delegation visits Cotswold canal news.bbc.co.uk

    A bottle of water from the Loire Valley will be poured into the Thames & Severn Canal in Gloucestershire to mark a visit by a French delegation. The group is on an information exchange visit to learn about the Cotswold Canal restoration project that will reconnect the River Severn with the River Thames....

  • Hundreds of visitors join Lichfield Canal walk thelichfieldblog.co.uk

    Walkers have been learning all about the proposed route of the Lichfield Canal at an event in the city. Hundreds of people from across the country visited the city to see the restoration works being carried out by Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust. ...

  • 400 boaters booked in for the National visitthames.co.uk

    Over 400 visiting boats are booked in already for the IWA’s National Festival & Boat Show at Beale Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend and bookings are still coming in thick and fast....

  • Volunteers excavate two historic canal sites thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    Volunteers have been carrying out Time Team-style excavations at two historic canal sites as part of plans to restore them to their former glory. They have spent the past four days splitting their time between the old Burslem Branch Canal, at Middleport, and Lock 47, at Church Lawton, on the Trent and Mersey Canal....

  • The slow boat to the future yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

    Proposals to protect vital canal wharves in Leeds – potentially getting thousands of tonnes of freight off the roads and on to the canal network – have received overwhelming support. ...

  • Litter-picking volunteers find Harley Davidson at Sandwell canals birminghammail.net

    Litter-picking volunteers were amazed to find three motorbikes – including a Harley Davidson – and more than a dozen bicycles as they cleared out a Black Country canal last weekend. A massive 45 tonnes of junk was pulled from the Sandwell waterway – heavier than all of the rubbish Sandwell Council’s Big Spring Clean campaign has collected in its three-year history. ...

  • Plans for village on edge of Market Harborough go on show thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    Plans for a new village on the edge of Market Harborough have gone on show. The multi-million-pound project includes 1,000 homes, shops, a school, a hotel and a marina built on 112 acres of farmland at a former airfield. On the edge of the site, next to the Grand Union Canal, there would be a hotel complex and a 28-berth marina. ...

  • BW bids to attract more anglers gofishing.co.uk

    For less than 3p a day, anglers can target over 300 miles of previously unfished, virgin canals following British Waterways' decision to license 122 stretches throughout England and Wales. The new Waterways Wanderers ticket will run for 12 months from the date of purchase and costs just £10 to Angling Trust members, with the price for non-members set at £20. ...


Friday 23 April

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  • Liverpool Bascule Bridge to reopen in July placenorthwest.co.uk

    Peel has said it expects to complete the restoration of the Bascule Bridge on Regent Road in Liverpool by July. The seventy eight year old Bascule Bridge was closed for repair in May 2008 and subsequently condemned due to corrosion. ...

  • Work due to get under way on Northwich's Riversdale Bridge northwichguardian.co.uk

    Work on the £1.4 million Riversdale Bridge is set to get under way in the next two weeks. Parts for the bridge have been under construction off-site since January, and work to demolish the existing bridge will be started in the next few days. ...

  • K&A anniversary walk waterscape.com

    This year the Kennet & Avon Canal celebrates its 200th birthday, whilst the Ramblers are enjoying their 75th anniversary. To celebrate these milestone dates, the two organisations have joined forces and are encouraging walkers of all ages and abilities to join them to tread the towpath of the Kennet & Avon Canal from Saturday 8 May to Saturday 15 May as part of an 87-mile rambling relay from Reading to Bath. ...

  • Horse Drawn Across the Pennines waterwaynews.blogspot.com

    The Horseboating Society has set out on a journey to cross the Pennines from Ashton to Huddersfield and back. The historic narrowboat "Maria" is being horse-drawn both ways across the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and will be legged through Standedge Tunnel twice! ...


Thursday 22 April

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Tuesday 20 April

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  • Bridge Book Spans Tidal Thames server2.pla.co.uk

    The most comprehensive bridge navigation guide ever written for the Thames has been published by the Port of London Authority (PLA). The book, which took a team of river specialists several years to compile, details 29 crossings between Dartford and Richmond. ...

  • Cotswold bridge work to start in May stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    A contractor has been appointed to build the new A46 bridge over the Cotswold Canals at Merrywalks. Work is planned to start week commencing May 3rd. ...

  • Houseboat owners lose appeal to stay at Kingston Railway Wharf surreycomet.co.uk

    Houseboat owners are facing eviction, after losing a long-winded battle to convert their moorings to residential use. ...


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