Worst time for the trust to negotiate a financial settlement

Published: Thursday, 07 April 2022

COULD there possibly be a worse time for Canal & River Trust to negotiate a financial settlement with DEFRA and the Treasury? Asks NABO.

The march on Canal & River Trust offices to save moorings

Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2022

HUNDREDS of boaters marched on Canal & River Trust’s  main London office to protest the Trust’s continued attack on the capital’s liveaboard boating community, NBTA writes.

Rotten beam snaps-off lock gate

Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2022

THE Grand Union Canal is closed at South Harefield after a balance beam snapped-off.

Last highway blockage to be rebuilt on Montgomery

Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2022

THE derelict Schoolhouse Bridge, Shropshire’s last highway blockage on the Montgomery, is to be rebuilt in 2022.

'Void' closes Calder & Hebble lock

Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2022

THE start of the boating season and the Calder & Hebble is closed.

The fight for justice against the Environment Agency

Published: Monday, 04 April 2022

A CATALOGUE of bias, bullying and bad practice resulting in serious maladministration by the Environment Agency, has put us through 12 years of physical, financial and emotional agony, write, Steve and Ewan Earl.

Boat takes out swing bridge

Published: Monday, 04 April 2022

A NARROWBOAT has crashed into Cranwell's Swing Bridge (35) whilst in the closed position.

Victor congratulates Mercia

Published: Sunday, 03 April 2022

MY CONGRATULATIONS to Mercia Marina for its help towards those poor Ukrainians being deprived of their country by that maniac.

Were you caught-out?

Published: Friday, 01 April 2022

FROM the emails we received this morning regarding the article concerning CaRT and EA waste disposal, many were caught out.

Keith Gudgin's article saying that CaRT was asking £5 for boaters to dispose rubbish must have rung true!  But the name Dubnový Blázen is Czech for 'April fool'!  And Mhux Cans is Maltese for 'not a chance'!

 

Caught-out by the online booking

Published: Friday, 01 April 2022

WE ARE newbies to driving boats on the canals and feel that those in charge don't take this into account, writes John Farndon.