Volunteer weekend at Standedge

Published: Friday, 30 July 2010

LOCAL communities are being invited to play an active role in the future of their local waterway, with a special open weekend being staged at Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre for prospective volunteers.

Indicators on the locks

Published: Friday, 30 July 2010

DAVID has missed the indicators with regards to locks on the Nene. The lock 'Slackers' (Nene term for paddles, changes to 'Penstocks' on the Levels) are fitted with indicators to show the position of the slacker, writes K Alexander-Duggan.

BW will be held to account

Published: Friday, 30 July 2010

Thank you for including my item about legal action on the website. I really wanted to draw attention that it is BW and not the cyclists who will be held to account, writes Bob Evans.

Towpaths way below mixed-use track width

Published: Thursday, 29 July 2010

SUSTRANS, the people promoting the change of use of towpaths into cycle tracks give the specifications of a mix-use track by waterways, yet upgraded towpaths fall way below the width required.

Flood defences to go private?

Published: Wednesday, 28 July 2010

WITH the waterways minister again stating BW and the EA waterways be included together in a 'third sector', there is a worry about flood defences which could affect navigation.

Volunteer wanted for Llangollen Canal wildlife

Published: Wednesday, 28 July 2010

BRITISH Waterways is on the lookout for a committed individual to help keep the varied fauna and flora along the Llangollen Canal in good order.

Taking over the towpaths

Published: Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I am having a real problem this summer and it is all down to lycra louts on the towpaths, writes Amy Dickerson.

Man assaulted on towpath

Published: Monday, 26 July 2010
A MAN has been sexually assaulted on the Lancaster canal towpath in the city.

Gas explosion puts boaters in hospital

Published: Monday, 26 July 2010

HARD on the heels of boaters being burned by a gas cylinder fire on the Thames, two more boaters have been burned, and are in hospital after another explosion caused by a portable gas cylinder

More photographs

Published: Monday, 26 July 2010

It was only last week that we stated there were nearly 100 photographs in our new State of the waterways category in our Gallery—now there are 109!