More cyclists problems

Published: Thursday, 04 March 2010

BRITISH Waterways has warned about cyclists problems on the Regents  and Grand Union towpaths, and a report has called for money to make the roads streets and paths adjacent to the canals safer for cyclists.

Petrol caused nine fires in 2009.

Published: Thursday, 04 March 2010

PETROL generators and the like have caused nine boat fires in 2009, the Boat Safety Scheme reveals. A dramatic increase from just one the year previously.

Easter tea cruises

Published: Wednesday, 03 March 2010

THE  Waterway Museum at Gloucester is running  a special tea cruise along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal on Easter Sunday.

Allen Mathews—a tribute

Published: Wednesday, 03 March 2010

TRIBUTES have been flooding in to the OwnerShips website following the death of its managing director Allen Mathews, writes Allan Richards. Allen Mathews was the man who invented the concept of shared ownership and proved the sceptics wrong.

Pennywort spreading North

Published: Wednesday, 03 March 2010

THE invasive quick growing weed, Floating Pennywort, firmly established in the canals and rivers of the South and Midlands, is now spreading North.

Good result

Published: Monday, 01 March 2010

WHEN Peter Lloyd kindly sent us the reports and photographs of the narrowboat that sunk outside its marina, we included his blog address, as a 'thank you'.

Remove the blockage—or else!

Published: Monday, 01 March 2010

THE  NEWS that Cambridge County Council still have  the access to and from the Middle Levels blocked  has enraged the Middle Level Commissioners.

Leak closes Mon & Brec again

Published: Saturday, 27 February 2010

THE Mon & Brec Canal is closed at the start of the cruising season due to a leak in the pound that was repaired after the 2007 bank collapse.

Award for boater

Published: Friday, 26 February 2010

BOATER John West has received a commendation from Thames Valley Police Chief Constable Sara Thornton for rescuing a family from the Thames.

Boaters watch out!

Published: Friday, 26 February 2010

BOATERS working the locks from Diglis Basin on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal should take extra care this coming season.