Hire boats took their toll

Published: Monday, 25 January 2010

AN OLD 1917 built wooden boat couldn't take the punishment of being struck so often by hire boats, that it has sunk, leaving its owner without a home.

Keeping cars out of the canal

Published: Monday, 25 January 2010

THERE is an attempt to slow down vehicles on Deepdale Lane by the  side of the Trent & Mersey Canal to keep them out of the waterway.

Night rescue on the Trent

Published: Monday, 25 January 2010

A NARROWBOAT had to be rescued over the weekend from the swollen tidal Trent after becoming grounded in the dark.

Improvement on the Lee

Published: Friday, 22 January 2010

BRITISH Waterways has completed £216,000 improvement on the Lee Navigation around Waltham.

Winter stoppage extended

Published: Friday, 22 January 2010

OWING to the recent spell of cold weather, and subsequent interruption to the winter maintenance programme, British Waterways is advising that the period will most likely be extended.

Boat to raise funds

Published: Friday, 22 January 2010

THE Kennet & Avon Canal Trust has leased a 60ft passenger boat the Kenavon Venture from White Horse Boats, to help raise funds for the trust.

16 new gates for Caen Hill

Published: Friday, 22 January 2010

OVER the the next 12 weeks 16 new lock gates are to be installed on the famous Caen Hill Flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Devizes.

£1,195 costs for speeding boater

Published: Friday, 22 January 2010

THERE is one waterway where boaters really must not speed—and that's the Thames.

Volunteers wanted

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2010

STROUD District Council must use volunteers to both meet a condition of the £11.9million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and also to keep the restoration project of the Stroud Canals within budget.

The Broads can do it

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2010

THE Broads Authority have no trouble meeting its target for dredging its waterways, even exceeding it.