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Monday 21 December

Today's news from the web

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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. ...


Monday 14 December

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  • Future of Purton Hulks debated in Westminster waterscape.com

    The Friends of Purton were celebrating on Wednesday (9 December) following a recently televised adjournment debate between Stroud MP David Drew and the Culture Secretary Margaret Hodge, in order to secure a real future for Gloucestershire's Purton Hulks. ...

  • Possible tours of collapsed canal news.bbc.co.uk

    Tours of a breach in a Staffordshire canal could soon start. ...


Friday 11 December

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Thursday 10 December

Today's news from the web

  • Walkers in Devizes get a link to locks gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Walkers can now travel in and out of Rowde safely thanks to a new footpath. The 800-metre path links Marsh Lane to the Caen Hill flight of locks at the Kennet and Avon Canal and to the busy A361 dual carriageway. ...

  • Warning over canal towpath robbery gang islingtongazette.co.uk

    A GANG of knife-wielding teenagers is lying in wait on the Regent's Canal towpath to rob unsuspecting passers-by. ...

  • New Long Horse Bridge as anglers told to sell land thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A BRIDGE demolished six years ago will be replaced after a planning inspector ruled that the land needed for the development could be bought by the council. ...


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