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.
There have been 25 sinkings related to cill hang-ups in the past 10 years. Many hire operators and private boaters are aware of the risks but cill related sinkings continue to happen. Another incident occurred recently when a hired narrowboat sunk negotiating a lock. The incident happened when travelling downhill through the lock chamber. . . . → Read More: Cill Related Sinkings – A Reminder
Damsels in distress: wettest winter since records began could have damaged dragonfly and damselfly populations for years to come.
The Canal & River Trust has warned that the wettest winter on record could have had a lasting impact on populations of dragonflies and damselflies. The Trust is asking people to help monitor the insects as . . . → Read More: Damsels in distress: wet winter bad for dragonfly damselfly populations
Nick Brown, the legal officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association, today abandoned his claim for judicial review of Canal & River Trust’s ‘Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring’.
At the end of the first morning of the two day hearing at the High Court, after comments from Mr Justice Lewis in respect of . . . → Read More: STATEMENT: Nick Brown v. Canal & River Trust
The Canal & River Trust is partnering with English Heritage on a national pilot project which could significantly improve the way national custodians of heritage, such as the Trust, are able to look after the listed buildings and structures in their care.
This spring the Trust and English Heritage will run a stakeholder consultation on . . . → Read More: English Heritage and Canal & River Trust pilot nationwide heritage project
IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
Issue date: 16th January 2014
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has issued new advice on towpath cycling in response to the increase in demand for new or continuing use of canal and river towpaths as cycle routes.
IWA acknowledges the wider benefits of encouraging the population to cycle . . . → Read More: IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
In the past I signed one or two petitions promoted by 38 Degrees but more recently haven’t found any to which I could relate. So having seen the title of ‘Stop Evicting Disabled, Elderly and Vulnerable Boat Dwellers’ I became immediately interested.
However, having read the proposition and known personally manny of the representatives of . . . → Read More: The 38 Degrees Petition….CRT’s View