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Wednesday 23 April

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  • Lockkeepers To Lose Homes oxfordmail.net

    Eight Oxfordshire lock-keepers and their families will be forced to find new homes after the Environment Agency announced it plans to sell off or rent out their properties. ...

  • New look Cafe at Caen Hill waterscape.com

    The grand re-opening of the Caen Hill Cafe will take place on 25th March, in good time for the Easter weekend. ...

  • Section 8 boats removed from the River Lee waterscape.com

    British Waterways’ enforcement team removed and destroyed five unlicensed boats at Enfield on the River Lee Navigation and one narrowboat at Bow on the Limehouse Cut, yesterday, following months of work to secure their seizure under Section 8 of the Waterways Act. ...


Tuesday 22 April

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  • New advisory note for boat owners waterscape.com

    In response to an increase in enquiries from private boat owners interested in offering their craft for hire, British Waterways has published an advisory note to licence holders covering considerations such as safety and public liability, as well as setting out additional regulations that hire boat operators are required to comply with. ...

  • British Waterways creates Waterway Standards Advisory Panel waterscape.com

    Following the introduction of a measurable set of customer service and safety standards at the start of April, British Waterways (BW) is drawing up proposals for a panel of trade, consumer and BW representatives to help monitor and further develop its standards in the future. ...

  • More British Waterways workboats to go under the hammer waterscape.com

    British Waterways (BW) has been auctioning off a number of ‘redundant’ workboats to new homes, as part of the phased introduction of new ‘modular’ workboats. ...

  • BW moorings tender trial waterscape.com

    Formal consultation on the British Waterways (BW) moorings tender trial is to begin in the second half of May, and will cover a range of options for allocating vacancies and for re-pricing moorings on renewal of the contract. ...

  • New contractors to undertake London and South East canal maintenance waterscape.com

    An initial three-year contract to undertake canal maintenance and minor works across British Waterways’ (BW) London and South East business units, has been awarded to Fountains Plc following a tendering process. ...


Monday 21 April

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  • The Mon & Brec six months on waterscape.com

    British Waterways have reported that canal repairs are progressing well on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal and it is business as usual on much of the waterway. ...

  • Developments in Sustrans bridge over River Thames waterscape.com

    Sustainable transport charity, Sustrans has recently announced the latest stage in its progress towards developing proposals for London’s first bridge dedicated to walking and cycling over the River Thames. ...

  • Historic canalside chimneys restored countytimes.co.uk

    Major building works to restore and conserve the historic limeworks at Llanymynech have now been completed. ...

  • BW-backed hotel to open in Lincoln thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    A new hotel will be built on Lincoln's Brayford Wharf North, despite protests from conservationists saying it will block out views of the cathedral. ...

  • Liverpool Canal Link is 'near completion' englandsnorthwest.com

    In the final part of the plan, which should be completed within a month, engineers have been creating a route through the central docks to the north of the Pier Head, reports the Liverpool Daily Post. The entire project, including finishing touches like landscaping, paths and benches, will be done by the end of the year. The canal route should be open to boating traffic from next spring. ...

  • Whaley Bridge canalside to be redeveloped? buxtonadvertiser.co.uk

    A local councillor said: "A comprehensive scheme to enhance the Canal Basin area will attract more tourists and boost the local economy, not only in the town but across the borough." ...

  • £600k bridge over W&E expressandstar.com

    A long-awaited link between Wednesfield Park and the village High Street looks set to come to fruition after plans were unveiled for a £600,000 footbridge over the Wyrley and Essington Canal. ...

  • BW aims to buy six canalside pubs a year morningadvertiser.co.uk

    Scottish & Newcastle is in a partnership with British Waterways to develop canal-side pubs. It also has a target of buying six pubs a year for this business. (From a wider story.) ...

  • Cotswold project moves ahead despite blow thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    British Waterways has recently withdrawn from the restoration project, but the other members of the partnership remain committed to it. Restoration of this section of canal is intended to act as a key 'gateway' site between the canal and Stroud town centre. ...

  • Bid To Ditch Canal Project adver.co.uk

    The first public attempt to drop anchor on Swindon's town centre canal project will be mounted this week. ...


Sunday 13 April

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  • Canal pub saved from chop news.bbc.co.uk

    A pub regular has bought his 18th Century local after he and other drinkers launched a campaign to stop it from being converted into houses. ...


Saturday 12 April

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