Illegal mooring on the Macclesfield Canal

Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

IF THE Canal & River Trust want to see illegal mooring then the licence people should take a visit to the Macclesfield Canal where I moor my narrowboat.

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CaRT don't have the money

Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

I KNOW it is the thing at the moment to complain about the state of the waterways, but the complainers seem  to miss one thing, and that is that Canal & River Trust just do not have the money.

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CaRT lost interest

Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

I agree with James Henry that Canal & River Trust has lost interest in its core responsibility, and not only its neglect of maintenance but also of its control of illegal mooring.

Like the others who write on the internet I too know of boats that move just about half a mile and back again every fortnight to fiddle their supposed continuous cruising, with nothing done about them though I and I know of two others who have complained.

J T Lomas

Worse on the Wigan

Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Navigation is worse on the Wigan Flight on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal as from today, Wednesday 14th June.

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A lot less stoppages

Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

I REALLY believe that your various contributors are forgetting a rather important aspect in their arguments about more or less stoppages in former days, writes Brian Hawkins.

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What next to spend our money on?

Published: Monday, 12 June 2017

After cyclists, canoeists and now giving up nearly a 1,000 acres of our waterways for nature that James Henry writes about, and don't let us forget the potty 'poetry' on lock gates, hundreds of 'welcome' notices and even notices for ducks to read, I just wonder what will be the next hare-brained scheme conjured-up by CaRT to spend our money on?

Helen Cripps

Emergency stoppages are worse

Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

IF I MAY I would like to suggest that David Hymers is mistaken when he remarks that he remains unconvinced that the problem of emergency stoppages has become worse than it was say, 20 years ago, when it was paper based stoppage notices that were sent out, writes Bill Jenkinson.

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CaRT has lost interest in it core responsibility

Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

I FIRMLY believe that Canal & River Trust  has either completely forgotten, or more likely is no longer interested in its core responsibility of looking after the waterways for boaters, writes James Henry.

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Okay for some...

Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

TODAY I was told unceremoniously by Great Haywood Marina to leave the marina because I breached their terms and conditions for trying to sell my boat whilst still in the marina, writes Peter Cooley.

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Don’t get stranded this summer

Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017

WITH the boating season yet to peak and January to May call-out figures already 8% higher than last year - up from 1357 to 1464—River Canal Rescue is reminding boaters of the five most common call-out reasons and how to avoid them.

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