'Gates by water' problem

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

THE Canal & River Trust recently confirmed that where possible lock gates will be transported by water using barge transport.

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Pontcysyllte death inquest adjourned again

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

A FURTHER inquest into the death of a teenager who fell from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal has been adjourned.

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Aire & Calder closed today

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

THE Aire & Calder Navigation is closed today (Thursday) owing to the 'downstream sluice' at Woodesford Lock not working, Keith Gudgin tells us. Engineers will be accessing the fault later in the day.  In the meantime passage through the Lock is not possible. Latest: Now open we are told.

 

Update on London mooring strategy

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

FOLLOWING a year of working with a wide range of stakeholders, surveying boaters, and physically looking at every inch of the capital’s waterways, Canal & River Trust tells us that it has has developed a set of draft proposals to improve boaters experience of boating in London, and is running a series of focus groups with boaters to help refine the draft proposals.

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Would win a photo competition

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

AS AN amateur photographer I have followed various photo competitions run by the boating community, and I feel I must remark that your photograph by Ted Williamson of the blue tit on his hand on the towpath puts many of them in the shade, writes Jane Greer.

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New season—new failure

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A NEW boating season starts and the Kennet & Avon gets its first failure—the pumps at Crofton supplying water to the summit pound.

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David: Consultations to be watched

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

TWO new 'consultations' are currently being conducted, both of which could have a significant impact on the cost of boating, writes David Hymers.

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New guide to Lancaster Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

THE guide to the Lancaster Canal has now been updated with new text and illustrations and is now available.

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Fazeley office closed

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

THE Fazeley Waterway office on the junction of the Birmingham & Fazeley and Coventry canals is now closed.

This was permanently shut at Easter, and though the water point and Elsan facilities are still available, the rubbish compound is closed, with boaters told not to leave rubbish, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Free hire boating sessions

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

DRIFTERS Waterway Holidays have combined with Canal & River Trust to give would-be hirers free trial sessions from many bases across the system.

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