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.

Lucky escape on the Soar

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2010

INVESTIGATIONS are going on into how two teenagers were allowed to take to the flooded Soar in Leicester from the Outdoor Pursuits centre on a raft.

Waiting for permission

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2010

THOUGH a bridge over the Rochdale Canal at Todmorden is is urgent need of repair, work cannot start.

Boat fire was arson

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2010

THE police maintain that arsonists were responsible for the narrowboat fire on the river at Ware.

Anglers castigated

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2010

ANGLERS are being castigated in letters to local papers and blogs after a swan had to be put down after suffering for weeks through anglers' insensibility to the creatures, and 45 others effected.