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Friday 8 October

Today's news from the web

  • Ratho 'canal village' developers hope images will float your boat news.scotsman.com

    The first images were today unveiled showing how the Ratho area will be transformed into a thriving "canal village"City leaders are working with British Waterways Scotland and private developers to transform Edinburgh's 16 kilometres of canal. Housebuilder Cala has revealed how it will create a new marina for boats to stop off during canal trips between Falkirk High and Edinburgh Quay as part of its £50 million development. It will feature up to 30 public berths and changing facilities for boaters....

  • Mixed reaction to WaterSpace plan daventrytoday.co.uk

    Daventry District Council (DDC) showcased its plans on a market stall in the town’s High Street on Friday in the first of three public exhibitions. The WaterSpace project will see a Daventry canal arm built linking the town centre to the Grand Union Canal. The development, which would be built on the Eastern Way Playing Fields and the pitch and putt course in Ashby Road, will also include a new youth centre, more leisure facilities and a restaurant....

  • In search of the Lancashire U-boat commander guardian.co.uk

    The bizarre surfacing of a German U-boat on the Leeds and Liverpool canal is the talk of the towpath. Helen Carter goes in search of its elusive owner....


Thursday 7 October

Today's news from the web

  • Lotto boost to Dudley canal project dudleynews.co.uk

    Plans for an £3.5m innovative learning and access hub at Dudley Canal Trust are set to steam ahead following lottery cash. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the Trust £118,000 allowing bosses to progress with the second stage of the lottery fund process and make plans a reality. ...

  • Liverpool’s canal link named UK’s best new public space maghullstar.co.uk

    Liverpool's stunning new waterfront canal link has been named the UK’s best new public space. Running past the Three Graces and the new Museum of Liverpool, it connects the Leeds-Liverpool canal with the Mersey docks. The £22m feature was given the award by the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA), which represents architects, and the Government’s building design advisor, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)....


Wednesday 6 October

Today's news from the web

  • War weekend goes with a bang waterscape.com

    The canal village of Stoke Bruerne resounded to the sound of mortar and gunfire over the weekend for a repeat of its now annual World War II re-enactment staged by The Friends of The Canal Museum. The colourful 40s event was opened on Saturday morning by local MP Andrea Leadsom accompanied by Churchill (aka canal personality Ken Roseblade) and Field Marshall Montgomery (Alan Oliver)....


Tuesday 5 October

Today's news from the web

  • Hop-on hop-off waterbus for Olympic Park visitors bbc.co.uk

    A hop-on hop-off waterbus serving the Olympic Park in east London will be launched by the spring, British Waterways has said. The service will operate on the River Lee between Limehouse Basin, passing through Three Mills, and Old Ford Lock outside the park's entrance. The bid to operate 10 waterbuses on the route was won by Water Chariots group....

  • Final problem preventing Droitwich canal completion is resolved droitwichadvertiser.co.uk

    The final obstacle preventing the completion of the town’s £12million canal redevelopment project has now been overcome. Wychavon District Council has now secured an area of land in the St George’s Square area of town that was responsible for holding up work to reconnect the Barge and Junction Canals, a navigation that has been abandoned since 1939. Land owners Sunbury Engineering and Droitwich Garage have now donated part of the site to the council so that the project can go ahead. British Waterways hope to start work during the week commencing October 18 to convert the stretch of the River Salwarpe along Hanbury Road into the final link of the canal. ...

  • Waterways elder statesman dies kacanaltimes.blogspot.com

    Tony Mason, National Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs and President of Pewsey Wharf Boat Club on the Kennet & Avon Canal, died on 18 September. His funeral took place at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon on 29 September. Kay Wardle of Pewsey Wharf Boat Club said, "Tony joined PWBC soon after it was in formed in 1972 — when the Long Pound was a muddy ditch. He was always very active in the club and he held a number of senior committee posts. He will be sorely missed."...

  • BW launch Winter Moorings for 2010 https:

    The Winter Mooring period will now run for five months, from 1st November to 31st March, rather than six, giving boaters extra time to cruise the system before moving to their allocated winter mooring. 50% of visitor moorings will still be available for the use of boaters who prefer to cruise throughout the winter months. We ask that boaters with Winter Mooring permits moor as far from the facilites as possible to allow visiting boaters easy access to the facilities....

  • Environment Agency plan major flooding exercise to test emergency response in England and Wales environment-agency.gov.uk

    A large-scale emergency flood exercise will take place across England and Wales to test national and regional responses to severe flooding from rivers, the sea, reservoirs, groundwater and surface water. Exercise Watermark will bring together government bodies, big business, and local communities to trial responses to a range of scenarios which could occur during a flood emergency....

  • 100 children celebrate new canal attraction in Falkirk waterscape.com

    One hundred local schoolchildren launched a paper boat on The Falkirk Wheel last wednesday to celebrate the forthcoming start of construction on a mini canal and outdoor classroom at the world’s only rotating boatlift. Work on the £320,000 project which has been developed by British Waterways Scotland and The Waterways Trust Scotland with main funding contribution from Avondale Environmental through the Landfill Communities Fund and additional support from The Veolia Environmental Trust (also through the Landfill Communities Fund), will start in October. It is anticipated that the official opening will take place in April 2011. The 30 metre long mini canal, which will be situated adjacent to the basin at The Falkirk Wheel, will take a playful and educational look at how communities around the world source and move water....

  • River Thames collision exercise demotix.com

    A River Thames collision exercise, code named ‘Orange Tree', took place tonight. The exercise simulated a collision between a commercial non-passenger vessel and a Class V passenger vessel in the area off St Katharine Pier. London, ...

  • Wartime bomb found in Royal Military Canal kentnews.co.uk

    An unexploded bomb thought to be from the Second World War has been discovered in Hythe’s Royal Military Canal. Police and bomb-disposal experts are at the scene at the Seabrook outfall at the end of the canal, not far the A259 coastal road, after the alarm was raised at about 11.15am today (Monday, October 4). It is thought it was uncovered while the Environment Agency was carrying out drainage work on the historic canal....

  • Volunteers clean up canal in Bramley waterscape.com

    This week, Leeds Metropolitan University staff, students and local residents will be working with British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV), British Waterways and Aire Action Leeds to improve the canal corridor in Bramley. The work will focus on an area near the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Wyther Lane, Bramley and will see a small park area rejuvenated and revitalised for everyone to enjoy....


Thursday 30 September

Today's news from the web

  • Annual Bedford Borough Rivercare cleans up the Great Ouse aboutmyarea.co.uk

    Bedoford Rivercare events of 2010 have seen 165 volunteers get involved to help clean the River Great Ouse. During 3 organised events they have cleared: * 171 bags of litter * 17 bicycles * 14 traffic cones * 10 shopping trolleys * 19 traffic and roadwork signs * 2 car batteries * 1 motorbike frame ... The final Rivercare event of 2010 took place near Aspects Leisure Park last weekend and saw volunteers coming together to clear the river between Aspects and Duckmill Weir. This followed events earlier this year in Queens Park and in the town centre....

  • Continuing cuts and departures at troubled Kennet and Avon trust kacanaltimes.blogspot.com

    In the continuing battle to bring its finances back on an even keel the troubled Kennet and Avon Canal Trust has now made the manager of its Aldermaston Café and Visitor Centre redundant and the business will now be run by a commercial operator in what is described as a 'commercial partnership'. The K&A Canal Trust has made huge losses for the last five years and the board of Trustees were told by their Treasurer, Neil Lethby at a recent meeting that without drastic measures they would not break-even this year. They immediately made the post of General Manager part time and announced that they will not be replacing the café/shop manager and caretaker at Crofton. ...

  • Ban on catching eels in Lincolnshire waterways because of decline in numbers thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Eels in Lincolnshire waterways are in such dire straits a close season is being imposed on anglers to protect them. It will be illegal to try to catch eels from tomorrow. The slippery creatures are currently migrating out to the coast on their way to the Sargasso Sea to spawn. The move comes after the number of young eels – called elvers – in rivers dropped by 70 per cent in recent years....

  • Man seriously burnt in canal boat blaze southwalesargus.co.uk

    Firefighters from Abergavenny were called to Oak Lane, near Llanellen, at midday yesterday after reports of a fire on four boats moored on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. A 72-year-old man from Pontypridd was taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, before being transferred Morriston Hospital in Swansea, to received treatment for his injuries, which police described as "potentially life-threatening." A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the man had serious burns to his face, chest, hands and forearms. It is understood he had been working on his canal boat at the time of the incident. ...

  • Teacher takes on National Waterways Museum role ellesmereportpioneer.co.uk

    The National Waterways Museum's has appointed a new learning officer to enhance its offer to schools looking to use it as a day trip destination. Helen Evens, who took up the post at the end of August, will be taking charge of the museum's work with school children and other learners....


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