Continuous moorer—and caravan!

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

ONE boater is really pushing his luck too far by parking a great static caravan by his unofficial moorings on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Wigan.

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CaRT consultation launched

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

THIS morning (Wednesday) a consultation was launched to strengthen Canal & River Trust (CaRT) Council elections.

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The length of the visit

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

ONE of the aspects that makes comparisons [in visitor numbers] harder is the length of the visit, suggests Mike Todd.

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Going the extra mile

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

I am in agreement with just a few of the comments about CaRT staff and their management so often made on these pages. However, I have always found that the staff on the ground, the 'Blue Shirt' boys and girls are made of much sterner stuff than their management, writes Bob Hallam.

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NABO meets Richard Parry

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

THE Canal & River Trust (CaRT) Chief Executive, Richard Parry, attended the 22nd Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Boat Owners (NABO) held on 16th November 2013, writes Allan Richards.

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Work on the Ashby

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

AFTER many months of meetings, deliberation and consultation, Stuart Collins, the C&RT area volunteer coordinator, with a mini digger and four Ashby Canal Association (ACA) volunteers with shovels and wheelbarrows led by Martyn Plant started preparation work on a very boggy length of towpath on Friday, writes Brian Holmes.

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Vote for a boat

Published: Monday, 18 November 2013

THE Youthful Venturer Narrowboat Project (YVNP) encourages children and young people to take part in educational day trips and overnight residential opportunities on the canal network aboard a purpose built 70ft narrowboat.

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December WRG work parties

Published: Monday, 18 November 2013
HERE is a list of the Waterways Recovery Group work parties for December.

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Email: Gate replacing

Published: Monday, 18 November 2013

I see Victor is off on another of his hobby horses—Health & Safety. Why are some people so opposed to workers being able to work in a safe environment?

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Those illusive numbers

Published: Monday, 18 November 2013

I AM not sure that the figures quoted for visitors are unrealistic writes the Chairman of Grantham Canal Society, Mike Stone.

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