BW issues its L&L closure notice

AS PREDICTED in narrowboatworld, British Waterways has issued the closure notice of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal for Monday 2nd August.

What does public opinion matter?

LAST year there was a meeting at the Corn Exchange at Devizes to consider British Waterways scheme of erecting two statues, one at each end of the Kennet & Avon Canal. One at Reading and one at Bath, to celebrate the 200th year of the waterway.

Speeding cyclist nearly cost toddler his life

AS A speeding cyclist came down the towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Leicester, a toddler hastily stepped aside,  fell into the water, and nearly drowned.

Money for the Kennet & Avon

BRITISH Waterways, working with the Trustees of the Town, Manor of Hungerford and Natural England, will be carrying out a £400,000 project this summer.

Old canal found

THE city of canals—Birmingham—had more canals than first thought, with another unearthed.

Macclesfield closed at swing bridge

THE powered swing bridge at Oakgrove (Bridge 49) on the Macclesfield Canal has been damaged, and is in the closed position to boats, Ralph Freeman writes.

BW to rely on volunteers?

A NEW undertaking that has been commissioned by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities reveals that volunteers are needed to enable BW to fulfil its navigation commitment.

Leeds & Liverpool could close in three weeks

AT A meeting in Wigan over the week-end it was discovered that unless there is a deluge, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal will close on 1st August—the start of the major summer holidays.

BW using litter pickers as lock keepers

BOATERS on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are worried that instead of the Three Rise flights being operated by official lock keepers, litter pickers are being used.

More Giant Hogweed

THOUGH the Environment Agency gave the impression that the Giant Hogweed found by the Grand Union Canal at Linslade was a remote case, this is not so.