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Monday 4 January

Today's news from the web

  • Boat sinks on the Cam cambridge-news.co.uk

    Riverside residents and other boaters have been warning about the slowly sinking craft for months, but said nothing had been done to remove it. It was feared the boat, the Helena Knowsley, could be leaking harmful chemicals and oil into the river. ...

  • Wallingford's mooring scheme is passed oxfordmail.co.uk

    Wallingford will get new moorings costing £200,000 next year — and they will be at the right height. District councillors have passed the local authority’s own planning application to construct 136m of moorings along the eastern bank of the Thames to encourage more river-users to stop off at the town. ...

  • River Trent section to go to auction thisisnottingham.co.uk

    A RARE chance to own a piece of the River Trent is up for grabs next year. A stretch of the river at Fiskerton, near Southwell, is going under the hammer alongside a former warehouse and granary. ...


Thursday 31 December

Congratulations...

...to Alison Smedley, appointed an MBE in the New Year's Honours. Alison is well known for her involvement in the IWA Stoke-on-Trent branch, the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust, and the Historic Narrow Boat Owners' Club. She is, of course, also the wife of WW's technical writer Rupert Smedley!

Congratulations also to David Cassells, of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, appointed OBE.

Richard Fairhurst  | 11.18am | add a comment


Tuesday 22 December

Today's news from the web

  • Waterway group visits the cutting edge of canal business waterscape.com

    A new group formed to shape the future of waterways in Wales has been on a fact finding tour of two popular waterways – and found business confidence is high on both the Llangollen and Montgomery canals. ...


Monday 21 December

Today's news from the web

  • IWA campaigns for Brentford warehouse yourlocalguardian.co.uk

    For years a question mark has hung over a Commercial Road warehouse that extends over the Grand Union Canal – and a charity is now calling on residents to help prevent its demolition. ...

  • Shrewsbury prisoners to work on Montgomery Canal news.bbc.co.uk

    Prisoners could soon be helping to bridge the skills gap in repair work on a canal. Discussions are under way for inmates from Shrewsbury prison to lend a hand on the Montgomery Canal. ...


Friday 18 December

Today's news from the web

  • Partnership is boost for Cromford Canal project thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    Plans to completely restore an historic Derbyshire canal are a step closer after councils formed an organisation to help attract cash to the scheme. The Cromford Canal Partnership will now be the body behind grant applications for the ambitious £57m project. ...


Thursday 17 December

Today's news from the web

  • BW unveils more details on 'third sector' plans waterscape.com

    British Waterways has today published a report on its proposals to secure the future of the nation’s 200-year-old canals and navigable rivers by creating a 'national trust' for the waterways. ...

  • Banbury could get a canalside 'cultural quarter' oxfordmail.co.uk

    Plans for a ‘cultural quarter’ in Banbury are a step closer to fruition after Cherwell District Council agreed to invest £60,000. ...

  • Chesterfield towpath to be improved waterscape.com

    The project, which will commence in March, will see 2.2km of towpath resurfaced between Shireoaks Station and The Lock Keeper pub on Sandy Lane, Worksop. The resurfacing works will make the towpath more accessible to people of all ages and abilities and the project could potentially reduce the number of car journeys in the area. ...

  • Daventry people support plans for new canal daventrytoday.co.uk

    A MAJORITY of people say they generally support Daventry District Council's (DDC) proposals for a canal and marina to be built in the town. This week the council released the results of the public consultation it ran looking at its WaterSpace proposals. ...

  • Fire boat moving from Marlow to Beaconsfield bucksfreepress.co.uk

    Fire bosses have been questioned for moving a rescue boat from Marlow - to the altogether more landlocked station at Beaconsfield. ...

  • Volunteers in L&L clean up liverpoolecho.co.uk

    A HULA Hoop and a bus stop sign were among items pulled from a Merseyside canal during a cleanup. Volunteers from the Litherland and Ford Area Committee and tenants of Riverside Housing joined British Waterways. ...

  • Chain gangs to restore the Montgomery Canal countytimes.co.uk

    Convicted criminals will soon be used to reconnect the Montgomeryshire Canal. ...


Tuesday 15 December

Today's news from the web

  • BW to hold workshops for volunteer groups waterscape.com

    Volunteers play an essential part in contributing towards keeping the UK’s canals and rivers shipshape and in January, British Waterways will be running a series of workshops for the volunteer groups it works with. ...

  • Piece of Brentford's waterways history under threat hounslowchronicle.co.uk

    The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) are desperately trying to hold off developers by coming up with a viable use for the unique warehouse which extends over Grand Union Canal in Commerce Road. ...

  • Caldon Canal: full reopening by Easter? boatingbusiness.com

    Bw anticipates the repair will cost between £250,000 and £500,000 and they advise: ‘Exact timescales for the repair will not be known until surveys have been completed, but it’s hoped the canal can be fully reopened in time for the main boating season which starts at Easter.’ ...

  • New bridge for Northampton northamptonchron.co.uk

    Plans to build a 282ft footbridge across both the River Nene and the Grand Union Canal in Northampton look likely to go ahead, despite police concerns. Developers hope to build a metal bridge stretching from Banbury Lane in West Hunsbury to the Upton Country Park. ...

  • Woman and baby rescued from River Thames yourlocalguardian.co.uk

    A woman and her six-month-old baby have been rescued from a stranded boat. A 30ft wooden cruiser boat lost power while travelling down the River Thames and became stuck in Teddington Weir, in the early hours of Monday morning. ...


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