11 May 2015
LICENCE EVASION REMAINS AT LOW LEVEL
The Canal & River Trust’s annual national boat count has confirmed that licence evasion rates are below 5% for the sixth year in a row – with 95.4% of boats on the 2,000 miles of CRT waterways holding up-to-date licences.
The national boat count also paints . . . → Read More: CRT 2015 National Boat Count
The Canal & River Trust has filled four key customer service vacancies. Three waterway managers have been appointed to replace staff who have moved on to other roles and, in addition, a new head of business boating who will oversee the Trust’s dealings with the many waterway businesses across the network has been appointed ahead . . . → Read More: New Appointments at Canal & River Trust
A 1.7 km section of canal towpath through Ellesmere Port is being upgraded into an all-weather hard surface by the Canal & River Trust.
Thanks to a £250,000 grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Regional Growth Fund, the towpath along the Shropshire Union Canal from Bewleys Bridge (no 144) to New Stanney Bridge (140A) . . . → Read More: ELLESMERE PORT TOWPATH IMPROVEMENTS
Super Slow Way, a major arts commissioning programme established to create a lasting legacy of arts and culture in Pennine Lancashire, has appointed Laurie Peake as its director.
Source: Canal & River Trust News | Renowned director joins arts programme
Canl & River Trust has been left with a £10,000 clean-up bill after it discovered seven looted safes amongst debris at the bottom of a 200 year old lock near Leicester city centre. Engineers from the Canal & River Trust, the charity which cares for the nation’s waterways, were stunned to discover the safes along . . . → Read More: Canal charity discovers 7 safes dumped into lock
Over 7,000 tonnes of silt have been dredged from the Shropshire Union Canal near Chester to make the canal easier to navigate for boaters. The dredging has taken place on a four mile section of the canal between Salmons Bridge and Hoole Lane Lock with a 6.7m wide, 1.35 metre deep channel being created in . . . → Read More: Dredging helps to keep Shropshire Canal open for navigation
Published on: 01 August 2014
The British Marine Federation (BMF) and the RYA met with the Treasury and HMRC officials yesterday to discuss the UK government’s current position on the continued supply and use of red diesel to private pleasure craft.
Officials confirmed that UK government had not yet received formal notification from the European . . . → Read More: Red Diesel Update UK Government to maintain position on red diesel is positive says BMF
This autumn, the chairs of four of the Trust’s Waterway Partnerships (Manchester & Pennine, North Wales & Borders, South Wales & Severn and West Midlands) plus the chair of our Museums & Attractions Partnership, are coming to the end of their first volunteering term. Each is eligible to apply for reappointment for a second term . . . → Read More: Five Partnership chairs come to the end of their volunteering term
A sight once common on Stoke’s canals returns this weekend as narrowboats loaded with coal moor up for the Etruria Canals Festival on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June. Two boats, Aquarius and Ilford, dating from 1935 and 1912, will revive memories as they arrive with forty tons of . . . → Read More: Coal boats back in Stoke at the 21st Etruria Canals Festival.