6th June 2013
The Canal & River Trust is pleased to announce that work has started on a £50,000 project to digitise and enable public access to the national waterway collection, including the archive of over 20,000 images.
The national collection which contains everything from historic narrowboats to canal company uniforms and commemorative plates is . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Announces £50,000 Project To Digitise The National Waterway Collection
Ladders for Voles—Plus 5 Man-made Wildlife Crossings
Posted by Linda Poon on May 16, 2013
The old joke asks, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” But in the world of wildlife conservation, the big question is, “How did the animal cross the road?” And the answer is often: With the help . . . → Read More: Ladders for Voles—Man-made Wildlife Crossings
Richard Parry is to swap trains for boats as he takes up the role of chief executive of the Canal & River Trust starting this summer.
Joining the Trust after more than a decade in senior roles managing large complex transport and infrastructure organisations, Richard comments: “I am really excited to be joining the Canal . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust appoints new chief executive
Staff from Marks & Spencer came out in force last week (22-28 April) to help national waterways charity the Canal & River Trust clear more than 12,000kgs of rubbish from over 145 miles of the nation’s historic canals and rivers.
The events were part of the retailer’s second M&S Big Beach Clean-up which, for . . . → Read More: Marks & Sparks canal clean-up – Setting a good example to riparian businesses
2 May 2013
After repairs to embankment that was washed away by 24 million litres of water, the Canal & River Trust announced the re-opening of the Trent & Mersey canal at the site of the Dutton Breach.
A stretch of one of the country’s most popular and busiest canals is today (Thursday 2 . . . → Read More: M6 of the canal network reopens
Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers to save Midlands Waterway Restoration
Issue date: 16th April 2013
The Inland Waterways Association has joined local residents in a battle to prevent private developers’ wrecking the restoration of an historic West Midlands waterway for the community.
When plans were first agreed by Birmingham City Council for . . . → Read More: Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers
The Canal & River Trust have appointed a new trustee, Frances Done.
Following a meeting of the board of Trustees on 28 March 2013 . Tony Hales, Chair of Trustees said
“I’m delighted we’ve appointed Frances, her expertise and experience across a number of sectors make her an outstanding addition.”
Frances is currently Chair of . . . → Read More: Frances Done appointed as trustee of the Canal & River Trust
In the late 1970s, according to the Environment Agency, the otter population was in “severe decline” in the UK
A project to increase the numbers of otters living in canals has been launched by the Canal and River Trust.
The charity said it aimed to boost the number of a species “which was once hunted . . . → Read More: Canal and River Trust to help otters in West Midlands