Too much silt in the Severn

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

THE build-up of silt in the Severn is causing deep draughted boats to get grounded.

Failure of single working lock paddle closes Wigan Flight

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

ALL too often now there is just one working paddle on lock gates causing stoppages.

Coxhead Swing Bridge re-opens

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

AFTER its latest stoppage Coxhead Swing Bridge is repaired and fully operational again.

Reflections of an Ancient Boater—Do herons understand physics?

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

I WONDER how many of you boaters out there have observed this somewhat strange behaviour by a heron, writes Ralph Freeman.

Dams plug Union Canal breach

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

DAMS have now been placed either side of the breach of the Union Canal and the flow halted.

BSS endorses Bilgeaway

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

IN A MOVE that could encourage greater use of bilge filters the Boat Safety Scheme examiners will now automatically accept Bilgeaway filters.

'Canal Quarter' for Stratford

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

THE plans for the long drawn-out first phase of Stratford's 'Canal Quarter' have been approved.

Is it or isn't it closed?

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

I HAVE received a typical stoppage notice from Canal & River Trust, writes Amy Dickerson.

Boater caused Meadow Lane Lock vandalism

Published: Sunday, 16 August 2020

MwadowLaneLockTHOUGH Canal & River Trust understood it was vandals who caused the damage to Meadow Lane Lock, it was not.

David: Still more notices

Published: Saturday, 15 August 2020

CaRT's Department of Silly Notices has been working overtime during the current panic, plastering the system with pointless placards intending to freeze our blood.