CaRT's weird stoppage notices

Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017

MOST of us are aware that the stoppage notices from CaRT are sometimes rather weird, but they are getting worse.

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Another 'damaged' lock closes canal

Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017

WHEN a paddle stops working on a lock these days, we get the message 'damaged lock closes canal'.

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Fallen cable closes K&A

Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017

A FALLEN power cable closed the Kennet & Avon Canal on Monday, but there was quick action from the power company with it quickly re-opened.

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Boaters quick response saved stupid canoeist being crushed in tunnel

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

JUST as I was about to enter Edgebaston Tunnel yestersday, heading towards Birmingham in our 58ft narrowboat, a canoeist tried to overtake me on the starboard side to get into the tunnel ahead of us, writes Julie Phelps.

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Prefered spot is on lock moorings

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

INTERESTING to read the latest twaddle from the ivory tower regarding 16ft of space between moored boats, writes Ray Watkins.

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How can CART maintain them?

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

THE following is taken from the IWA web page, at https://www.waterways.org.uk/news/view?id=337&x[0]=news/list writes Bill Ridgeway.

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Thanks to Lottery players

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is inviting visitors with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card to experience free special heritage events across its waterways between 11 and 17 December as part of a nationwide campaign to thank National Lottery players.

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Will comply with space for Anglers

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017

Whilst I do not agree with CaRT's latest edict [16ft between moored boats], I suppose that I will like most other boaters comply.

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Victor: It means less maintenance

Published: Sunday, 03 December 2017

I well remember my first sight of a pair of lock gate being replaced—one of the 'doubles' on Heartbreak Hill on the Trent & Mersey, many, many years ago.

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The Lancaster problem

Published: Friday, 01 December 2017

ONE has to congratulate those who are attempting to connect what is known as the 'Northern Reaches' to the Lancaster Canal, but there is still a very big problem—the M6 motorway.

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