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Tuesday 30 October

Today's news from the web

  • Landmark Structure Swings Into Action thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    A new £240,000 bridge has been swung into place as work starts to restore a vital link for residents and workers alongside the Leeds- Liverpool Canal in Saltaire. ...


Monday 29 October

Today's news from the web

  • British Waterways' mooring tender trial goes live waterscape.com

    The British Waterways’ mooring tender trial started at 4.45pm on 26 October. There will be up to 40 vacancies appearing on the site over the first week ranging from very simple towpath moorings to offline berths offering more facilities. Visitors can search the website by waterway, county, mooring length and distance from their postcode to find moorings that might interest them....

  • How Midland Mill Site May Look thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    The mooted Bradford Canal project aims to build 5,000 new homes along the Canal basin between the city centre and Shipley. ...

  • £240,000 Bridge To Be Installed thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    A new swing bridge at Hirst Mill Lock, Saltaire, is due to be installed on Monday....


Friday 26 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal schemes still in running for Big Lottery Funding waterscape.com

    Good news for the waterway network came this week with the announcement that two canal schemes, the Helix in Scotland and the restoration of the Cotswold Canals, are still in the running for Big Lottery Funding....

  • Lottery boost for lost Trent Vale waterscape.com

    The Trent Vale Landscape Partnership, led by British Waterways, has been earmarked for £1.76 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The funding will enable the Partnership to deliver a £2.6 million scheme aimed at delivering significant changes to the river valley from Newark to Gainsborough by introducing a linked series of smaller projects addressing issues such as access improvements to and on the river, and traditional skills training....

  • Jeremy Hunt, MP, visits Wey & Arun Canal waterscape.com

    On 19 October, the day the supermarket chain, Tesco, announced plans to start transporting wine by canal, Jeremy Hunt, MP for South-West Surrey made a special VIP visit to the Wey & Arun Canal. ...

  • Banbury Canal Links in the running for People's Millions waterscape.com

    A major project to get people walking and cycling in Banbury came a step closer today as Sustrans’ Connect2 Lottery bid entered the ultimate stage of the Big Lottery Fund’s: The People’s £50 Million contest....

  • Canal project lets visitors paddle their own canoe waterscape.com

    British Waterways is progressing the latest phase of an ambitious leisure project with a 10 mile canoe trail planned along picturesque Montgomery Canal for the 2008 visitor season....

  • Canal bid hit by lottery blow bedfordtoday.co.uk

    Stalwart promoters of the plan to create a canal link between Bedford and Milton Keynes insist the project is not sunk despite being refused a £25 million lottery grant. The dream of building a 20-mile link between the River Great Ouse and the Grand Union Canal has been set back after the Big Lottery Fund turned down the scheme's bid for support. ...


Thursday 25 October

Today's news from the web

  • £1m rescue for derelict city canal liverpoolecho.co.uk

    More than £1m will be spent transforming a rundown stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. The money will be used to upgrade the neglected area between the Eldonian village, in Vauxhall, and Bootle’s Bedford Road. ...

  • Waterway wonders draw crowds expressandstar.com

    Narrowboat fans from across the region flocked to Stourbridge in their hundreds for two days of canal-themed events and fun. ...

  • You'll be proud of £200m makeover thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    The £200m Quays development is set to transform the landscape of Gloucester's waterfront. Today is the official launch of construction work on the site with detailed plans of the development unveiled. ...

  • Crew rescued after boat runs aground thisisbath.co.uk

    A canal boat was left stranded when the water level suddenly plummeted on the River Avon in Bath. Firefighters had to rescue the crew after the boat ran aground on mud at Weston Cut on Sunday afternoon. ...

  • Big Lottery rejects Mon & Brec scheme dailypost.co.uk

    Controversial plans to build giant landmark structures on the A550 and in an Anglesey harbour have been abandoned after they failed to win vital funding. The Big Lottery Fund has whittled 23 bids announced earlier this year down to nine. Plans to restore the Newport to Cwmbran canal were also rejected....

  • Baggies fan launches beer barges wba.premiumtv.co.uk

    Lifelong Baggies fan Richard Healey has come up with a novel idea to 'float your boat'. The Warwickshire-based narrowboat enthusiast has combined his two passions in a pilot scheme to transport Albion supporters from Birmingham to Saturday's Hawthorns clash with Norwich (ko 3pm) via canal....


Wednesday 24 October

Today's news from the web

  • £25m canal plan refused lottery grant - Milton Keynes Today miltonkeynes.co.uk

    Waterway park campaigners are looking for other ways of raising £25 million after Lottery chiefs told them – "It won't be YOU!". Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust failed in their short-listed bid for Lotto funding which would have gone halfway towards the bill to construct a six-kilometre mini-canal from the Grand Union at Campbell Park into the east flank beyond Broughton. ...

  • Six New Gates For Landmark Canal Site thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Bingley Three Rise locks will have replacement gates fitted next month. A British Waterways team will move on site on November 5 to start to remove the six oak gates with a crane and install the new sets. ...

  • Canal breach plans are drawn up news.bbc.co.uk

    Plans are being drawn up to repair a canal which burst its banks, sending a torrent of mud and water into homes and forcing the closure of a road. ...

  • Canals could transport goods for supermarkets lep.co.uk

    Supermarket bosses are to consider transporting goods along Lancashire's waterways in a bid to reduce the county's congestion nightmare. Tesco is scouring the country in a bid to expand their pilot scheme in Manchester,which launched this week. ...


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