Liveaboards can claim housing benefit for boat licence fees

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

THE National Bargee Travellers Association has won a landmark case for liveaboards in that they can now claim housing benefit for boat licence fees.

Kennet & Avon falling apart

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

TWO more stoppages on the Kennet & Avon Canal are showing the lack of proper maintenance is having effect.

Just turn up at the boat lift

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

MY ADVICE to Keith Gudgin is to turn up at the Anderton Boat Lift on spec and demand taking down, writes T. Lang.

Water levels up at Grand Union Summit

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

AFTER all the rain, water levels are well up on the reservoirs supplying the canals, we learn.

Foss closed until end of August

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

THE Foss Navigation, off the Ouse in York will be closed all July and August.

Surge in boat hire bookings

Published: Monday, 29 June 2020

ABC Boat Hire’s bookings are currently 315% up on last year compared to last year's booking at the same time.

Youth pushing others into canal

Published: Monday, 29 June 2020

A YOUTH standing by the side of Limehouse Basin was pushed into the waterway.

Cannot charge for boat lift passage

Published: Monday, 29 June 2020

THE Canal & River Trust is now charging boaters an 'admin fee' for using the Anderton Boat Lift as it cannot charge for passage, as Alfred Overton reveals:

Is Ashby Canal towpath change legal?

Published: Monday, 29 June 2020

IT'S BEEN a very long tine since I went along the Ashby Canal, so I can't envisage the situation very well, writes Paul Robinson.

Victor: CaRT to charge boaters for using Anderton Boat Lift

Published: Sunday, 28 June 2020
THE Anderton Boat Lift has always been free for boaters—but not any more.