How can it be taken to a higher level?

Published: Wednesday, 07 August 2019

I AGREE with John Coxon that 'We need a full public enquiry into this incident and all the other failures of the system supposedly maintained by CaRT', writes Bill Ridgeway.

Dismal maintenance in the full public eye

Published: Wednesday, 07 August 2019

THE growing evidence against CaRT’s dismal maintenance of the dam is now in the full public eye, writes Kevin McNiff.

Here come the excuses

Published: Monday, 05 August 2019

I'VE HEARD heard some rubbish from CaRT but this really takes the biscuit, It now says: 'Toddbrook dam was inspected twice a week'! writes John Coxon.

Binned IWA subscription

Published: Monday, 05 August 2019

ON FRIDAY I received my annual application for membership of the Inland Waterways Association, and have binned it, writes Joan Phillips.

Close the canal so nothing moves—okay for CaRT

Published: Monday, 05 August 2019

CLOSING the whole of the Macclesfield Canal, the Lower Peak Forest Canal and the Upper Peak Forest Canal is, I think, nothing but a knee-jerk reaction, writes Bill Ridgeway.

Victor: Headless chicken

Published: Sunday, 04 August 2019

AS FAR as the emergency at Whaley Bridge is concerned, Canal & River Trust is behaving like a headless chicken in not knowing what to do next.

'Wellbeing by water' not on its agenda today

Published: Saturday, 03 August 2019

 UNPRECEDENTED rainfall it has been, but questions must be asked of CaRT about the maintenance regime and inspection of this very old design of [Whaley Bridge] dam, writes Kevin McNiff.

Chickens (more like Vultures) coming home to roost...

Published: Saturday, 03 August 2019

THE Whaley Bridge dam collapse hopefully will lead to serious questions being asked as to CaRT's fitness for purpose as custodians of the UK canal system, writes Ralph Freeman.

CaRT closes Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals

Published: Friday, 02 August 2019

THE Canal & River Trust has decided to close both the Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals.

Whaley Bridge flood could affect canal

Published: Friday, 02 August 2019

THOUGH at present the broken reservoir dam is holding at Whaley Bridge, should it give way it is expected it will flood the Peak Forest Canal.