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.

Fire closes Rochdale at Hebden Bridge

Published: Friday, 02 August 2019

A MASSIVE canal side mill fire at Hebden Bridge has closed the Rochdale Canal.

Wheaton Aston Lock operating on a wing and a prayer!

Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019

AFTER realising that Wheaton Aston Lock is in dire straits CaRT has admitted the failing cill could need an 'emergency closure'.

Not all 'plain sailing'

Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019

I CAN understand people saying that prospective boat buyers should hire one first to see if they take to it, writes John Bowden.

Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival back for second year

Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019

AFTER it success last year attracting hundreds of walkers the Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival is back for a second year.