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Thursday 20 November

Today's news from the web

  • Boris Johnson wants to grow food on canal banks themovechannel.com

    Flat roofs, canal banks, disused railway yards and other derelict land lots are also being earmarked for this green sensation. ...

  • British Waterways makes improvements to Alrewas lock landing waterscape.com

    British Waterways West Midlands has recently spent £180,000 on rebuilding Alrewas lock landing. The vast improvements to the lock landing will help to alleviate congestion and provide more temporary mooring space for boaters waiting to go through the lock. ...


Wednesday 19 November

Today's news from the web

  • Sustainable clean-up after vandals pollute the Mon & Brec waterscape.com

    “The recent wind and rain helped to retain the pollution within the initial section and it has posed no risk to people or wildlife,” said Mr Birch. “However, I doubt the mindless vandals who did this particularly cared how much damage they were causing,” he added. ...

  • BW delegation joins Dover docks strike socialistworker.co.uk

    A group of French dockers from the CGT union crossed the Channel to march alongside delegations from British Waterways, Medway TUC and the Dover shipping branch of the RMT union. ...


Tuesday 18 November

Today's news from the web

  • New look for dry dock under Wigan Pier Quarter plan waterscape.com

    Wigan’s historic canal dry dock has been given a £55,000 makeover under a grand vision for the town’s Pier Quarter. ...

  • Minister visits hub of waterway renaissance in Wales waterscape.com

    Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones met with senior British Waterways (BW) officials to discuss the future of waterways in Wales – including the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, now well on course to be fully re-opened for the new visitor season in 2009. ...

  • Vote for the Taunton trip boat waterscape.com

    Somerset Waterways Development Trust have made a bid for lottery funding for a community trip boat in Taunton. ...

  • London volunteers pick up award waterscape.com

    British Waterways (BW) has commended volunteers for their work as rangers on the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal. ...

  • New cycling route for the Mon & Brec waterscape.com

    A new walking and cycling route along the stunning Clydach Gorge, close to the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, has now been completed by sustainable transport charity Sustrans. ...

  • Good news for Woolsthorpe Top Lock waterscape.com

    The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has come up with a £175,000 funding plan to help re-build Woolsthorpe Top Lock on the Grantham Canal, following the partial collapse of the offside wall last year. ...

  • Boating holidays help boost struggling canal industries birminghampost.net

    Skippers of Birmingham’s waterways are hoping to stay afloat during the recession with a raft of business innovations. ...

  • Official opening of new bridge thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    A new link in the Gloucester regeneration chain was established today in the form of the new High Orchard bridge. ...

  • Canal improved at Stoke Bruerne buckinghamtoday.co.uk

    Nearly £500,000 of improvements to the Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne were celebrated on Tuesday with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque. ...

  • Salterhebble limited passage penninewaterways.co.uk

    There will be very restricted passage through Salterhebble Guillotine Lock on the Calder and Hebble Navigation over the winter period. This follows a technical breakdown in May, since which the guillotine has had to be manually operated by BW staff. ...

  • Reciprocal licence extended to Liverpool penninewaterways.co.uk

    British Waterways has agreed to extend its arrangement with the Manchester Ship Canal Company to allow pleasure craft displaying a valid Bridgewater Canal licence to travel through to Liverpool. ...


Monday 10 November

Today's news from the web

  • BW seeks out unlicensed boats waterscape.com

    Between now and 21 November, British Waterways, which manages 2,200 miles of canals and rivers across the UK, will be taking to the waterways on foot, bike and boat as part of its annual National Boat Check....

  • Plans for big marina at Wrenbury creweguardian.co.uk

    Plans to build a new marina in Wrenbury could provide a boost for both tourism and employment. ...

  • Car in canal at Devizes sparks drowning fears gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Fears of a drowning in the Kennet and Avon Canal at Devizes were sparked when a car was found submerged on Sunday morning. ...

  • Stourbridge Canal affected by flooding again stourbridgenews.co.uk

    Stourbridge’S Bonded Warehouse has yet again been affected by flooding due to heavy rain. ...

  • Rev's boat pull raises £2k for church revamp halesowennews.co.uk

    A sponsored canal boat pull raised £2,000 towards the £4 million appeal to repair and regenerate Old Hill’s 130-year-old Holy Trinity Church. ...


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