Another report—another waste of money

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2009

IN IT'S fourth special report, published in the middle of 2008, the Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) castigated British Waterways for wasting taxpayers money, writes Allan Richards.

Boost for Cromford Canal restoration

Published: Monday, 21 December 2009

A NEW organisation has been formed to make it easier to obtain funds  for  the restoration of the Cromford Canal.

New Heritage Information Room

Published: Monday, 21 December 2009

AS PART of the development of Stourport Canal Basins as a major tourist destination, the temporary Heritage Information Room at the basin is to moved and recreated.

Boaters' birds

Published: Monday, 21 December 2009

BIRDS? No, not our normal kind, but the feathered variety that frequent the canal banks.

Cultural quarter for the Oxford

Published: Monday, 21 December 2009

THERE are plans for a 'cultural quarter' by the side of the Oxford Canal in Banbury that is being helped by £60,000 from the council.

Where the money went

Published: Saturday, 19 December 2009

IT SEEMS that Nick Hurd, the MP for Ruislip, had picked up on Allan Richards' Money down the drain' article in narrowboatworld.

Rochdale closure extended

Published: Friday, 18 December 2009

IN ADDITION to the closure of the Rochdale Canal due to the investigation of a leaking embankment, the closure has been extended to cover a dangerous building.

'Canal Boy' gets five years

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2009

THE thief who was controversially sent on a canal holiday as a teenager in a bid to steer him away from crime has been jailed for five years.

A slight problem

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2009

THE 'WaterSpace' basin proposed for Daventry will have leisure facilities for 'visitors who come to the town on narrowboats'.

Rent free fishing

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2009

THOUGH it was in April that  ammonia leaked into the Staffs & Worcs and Shropshire Union canals, British Waterways have granted anglers a rent free 'holiday' until the matter is cleared up.