BW welcomes consultation

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011

BRITISH Waterways has stated it welcomes the start of the three months Government consultation into the future of inland waterways in England and Wales.

Waterways champion for London Mayor?

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011

THE news that Assembly Member Jenny Jones of the Green Party will stand against Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone in next year's Mayoral election in London should please all who use the city's waterways.

Abandoned boats for sale

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011

BRISTOL Docks is a favourite place for people to abandon their boats, so Bristol City Council is putting them up for sale.

Clean-up 'treasure'

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A GROUP of volunteers from the Chesterfield Canal Trust and Retford Civic Society, pulled out a wide variety of 'treasure' from the Chesterfield Canal in Retford.

Record 31 bikes

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011

WITH it now being the age of the volunteer, at least our waterways will be considerably less rubbish strewn, with those volunteers of Loughborough fishing a record 21 bikes out of the waterway.

It's official—boating is in decline

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2011

FOLLOWING swiftly behind the news that the number of visitors to British Waterways' canals and rivers fell in 2010, comes news that boating is also in decline, writes Allan Richards.

Bats save boathouse

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2011

A DERELICT Boathouse in Back of Avon at Tewkesbury cannot be demolished as it houses bats.

More Brentford waterside development

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2011

PLANNING permission has been granted for more of the waterside Brentford Lock West regeneration scheme by the side of the Grand Union Canal.

Swing bridge complaints

Published: Sunday, 27 March 2011

TRADERS and residents living by Bar Lane Swing Bridge  at Riddlesden on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are upset as the bridge has been locked open preventing pedestrian and vehicle traffic over the waterway.

Gloucester events

Published: Sunday, 27 March 2011

GLOUCESTER Waterways Museum starts the season with its events during May, including cruises on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.