Winter maintenance spend only a quarter that is needed for 'steady state'

Published: Monday, 28 September 2020

THE 45.1 millions winter maintenance spend by Canal & River Trust is only a quarter of the actual amount needed to keep the waterways at 'steady state'—even at 2012 rates!

What of the restorations?

Published: Monday, 28 September 2020

I was absolutely aghast at reading that CaRT is only spending a quarter of what is needed to keep the canals at 'steady state', writes T Lang.

CaRT tell boater to apply for licence he already has!

Published: Monday, 28 September 2020

Even though we are facing this terrible pandemic CaRTs Snotty Letters Office is alive and well, writes Brian Walklet.

Death of the ash

Published: Monday, 28 September 2020

MEANDERING towards Foxton last week we were amazed by the plight of hundreds of ash trees, writes Roger J Spurr.

Victor: When did you see otherwise?

Published: Sunday, 27 September 2020

I WAS not at all surprised to learn that Canal & River Trust is acknowledging the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Until someone gets killed...

Published: Friday, 25 September 2020

 SO CaRT have sacked all their paid tunnel keepers at Harecastle tunnel now have they?  Writes John Coxon.

Crossing Ribble on 33ft spring tide

Published: Friday, 25 September 2020

I WAS not at all surprised at your news of the grounding of yet another boat on the Ribble, writes Dru Richards.

Canal & River Trust concede to the BLM campaign

Published: Friday, 25 September 2020

THE Canal & River Trust has recognized the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Not redundant

Published: Friday, 25 September 2020

IT IS THE job function that is redundant not the person. So if volunteers are taking over those functions, the 'job' is clearly not redundant!  Writes Ralph Freeman.

Narrowboat grounded on Ribble Link

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2020

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IT NEEDED two lifeboats to rescue a narrowboat grounded on the Ribble Link as the tide went out. (Photo RNLI.)