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Damsels in distress: wet winter bad for dragonfly damselfly populations

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

STATEMENT: Nick Brown v. Canal & River Trust

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

English Heritage and Canal & River Trust pilot nationwide heritage project

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

Summary of Richard Parry's Responses to Birmingham Boaters

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IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling

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

The 38 Degrees' Petition....CRT's View

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

Consultation launched to strengthen Canal & River Trust Council elections

A consultation will begin this week to ask people for their views on strengthening the electoral process to the Canal & River Trust’s governing Council.

The Council was formed 18 months ago ahead of the launch of the Canal & River Trust and has an important role in helping to shape policy, raise and debate . . . → Read More: Consultation launched to strengthen Canal & River Trust Council elections

Super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery

December 2013

A new super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery… if we managed it correctly and encouraged newcomers to use it.

A new super canal stretching from Scotland to London could become Britain’s biggest fishery.

The project has been tabled by engineering consultants Aecom and its main purpose would be to transport water between . . . → Read More: Super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery

Canal & River Trust appoints new General Counsel

After its legal and corporate services director Nigel Johnson announced plans to retire, the Canal & River Trust has appointed its first general counsel.

Nigel will be replaced by the Trust’s current head of legal, Jackie Lewis. Having joined British Waterways in 2001 and being promoted into the head of legal role in 2007, she . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust appoints new General Counsel

CRT's Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

8th November 2013

After a busy summer visiting waterway festivals, attending user group meetings, speaking at stakeholder gatherings and simply listening to anyone who had a view, Richard Parry, the CEO of Canal & River Trust has come to the conclusion that “All our many users, especially boaters, are vital to the . . . → Read More: CRT’s Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

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