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Friday 19 December

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Wednesday 17 December

EA cuts licence fee rise

Good news for river boaters from the Environment Agency: licences are to rise less than originally expected.

According to the Agency, "In response to the economic downturn and recognition of concerns raised by boating representatives, the Environment Agency has reacted quickly to reduce its previously agreed charging increase by 4%, which will ease pressure on boaters. This reduction, to 7.8%, has been broadly welcomed by customer representatives."

Richard Fairhurst  | 1.05pm | add a comment


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Tuesday 16 December

Cotswold Canals pass the final hurdle

We're delighted to report that, earlier this evening, Stroud District Council voted to take on the restoration project for the Cotswold Canals' "phase 1a" (the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canal from the Ocean, Stonehouse, to Brimscombe Port).

The restoration was jeopardised when British Waterways pulled out last year. SDC has now agreed to become lead partner and, crucially, to take on the £11.9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Congratulations to the Cotswold Canals Trust and all involved.

Richard Fairhurst  | 11.22pm | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • Locals mourn loss of BCN pub expressandstar.com

    Heritage campaigners have lost their fight to save the 180-year-old Boat Inn from the bulldozers and the historic site has now been reduced to rubble....

  • Council decision on Cotswold Canals plan news.bbc.co.uk

    Councillors in the Cotswolds are to make a final decision later on whether to support the restoration of the Stroudwater Canal. ...

  • Waterborne teashop gets facelift southwalesargus.co.uk

    It'S the only floating tea room in Gwent - and now the cafe on a barge at Pontymoile Basin is getting a much-needed facelift. ...


Monday 15 December

The map that got away

January's WW is now landing on doormats all across Britain, and due to a production error (you only ever notice these things when it's too late...), the edges of the map of the Wey & Arun Canal were accidentally cropped off. Here's what it should have looked like.

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Friday 12 December

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  • BW announces canal cooling scheme istockanalyst.com

    British Waterways today unveiled an energy-saving saving scheme under which a leading company will use canal water to power air- conditioning in its head office. ...

  • Ashton Canal finally reopens penninewaterways.co.uk

    The Ashton Canal has finally re-opened to through navigation after being closed following damage to the gate of Lock 17. ...


Thursday 11 December

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