How accurate will the survey be?

Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017

THE report by Paul Lillie of Pillings Lock Marina that he was the only one of 280 boaters at his marina who had received the Boaters Survey to complete, and so it was not being widely circulated, is correct.

Read more ...

New boat licence for renting

Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is introducing a new kind of boat licence for those who let out their boats for rent.

Read more ...

Why should we pay when they moor for free?

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

THE permanent moorers on Sawley Cut are incensed that whilst they are paying for their moorings, there are others on the moorings that have been there for eight weeks and pay nothing, and are asking 'why should we pay when they moor for free?

Read more ...

The ultimate house boat

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

VISITORS to Limehouse Marina off the Thames are somewhat bemused at one particular 'boat' moored there.

Read more ...

Floating fire safety

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

BOAT Fire Safety Week started yesterday (Tuesday 29th) Canal & River Trust tells us with various events around the waterways.

Read more ...

The waste that are CaRT's surveys

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

I FILLED out the Boaters Survey. From memory I was particularly harsh towards CaRT, writes Paul Lillie.

Read more ...

Jailed for supplying heroin from narrowboat

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

BOATER  Jason Ward has been sentenced to six years in prison and his wife sentenced to two years suspended for two years, for supplying heroin.

Read more ...

Took a month to remove sunken boat

Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

THOUGH Canal & River Trust issued a notice that a sunken boat 'is due to be removed soon within the next few days', it took a month before it was lifted out.

Read more ...

Lycra louts on water

Published: Monday, 29 May 2017

THE upgrade to the towpaths into cycle tracks gave us the Lycra louts of cyclists, and it seems with the push to encourage more canoeists to the canals is bringing with it Lycra louts on water, writes Brian Hawkins.

Read more ...

What has changed?

Published: Monday, 29 May 2017

We often meet canoeists on the Staffs & Worcs above the junctions, and they are always in a party of mostly young ages with someone in charge.

Read more ...