Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
House of Commons debates, 24 June 2010, 10:30 am
Tristram Hunt (Stoke-on-Trent Central, Labour)
What plans she (Caroline Spellman, Secretary of State) has for the future of British Waterways.
Richard Benyon (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Natural Environment and Fisheries), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; . . . → Read More: British Waterways House of Commons debate
Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Written answers and statements, 23 June 2010
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure British Waterways has incurred on maintaining and developing waterway network infrastructure in each of the last 10 years; what proportion of such expenditure was . . . → Read More: Inland Waterways: Repairs and Maintenance
During the EFRA Question Time that took place in Parliament on 24 June 2010
First a statement by Richard Benyon, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;
“I am pleased to be appointed as Waterways Minister as I am familiar with the public benefits the waterways provide and I am making . . . → Read More: Parliament gives some clues to future of waterways…
Keen walkers are being encouraged to join the first ever 21 mile Waterways Walk in Worcestershire this summer.
The circular walk, on Sunday, August 15, is in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Over 150 walkers have already registered.
The flat route starts at Droitwich Rugby Club and takes walkers through the beautiful scenery and open . . . → Read More: Keen walkers urged to join Worcestershire Waterways Walk
Museum status granted for 800-year-old flint mill
VOLUNTEERS who maintain an historic water mill are celebrating after it became Staffordshire’s newest fully accredited museum.
Cheddleton Flint Mill was built more than 800 years ago and, after starting life as a corn mill, went on to play a vital role in grinding flint for the pottery . . . → Read More: Cheddleton Flint Mill gains museum status
A RECYCLING company has been fined £19,000 after admitting polluting a waterway and killing two swans.
AWS Eco Plastics has been fined a total of £19,500 and ordered to pay full Environment Agency costs of £8,447 for twice polluting a dyke with oil at Hemswell Cliff, near Gainsborough.
Lincoln magistrates heard the first spill was . . . → Read More: Recycling Company fined for Oil Spill that killed Swans
Final preparations underway
Published Date: 19 June 2010
The countdown is now under way for the Dragon Boat race in Leeds – and no team is more excited than Cardinal Youth Club.
The 13 to 16-year-olds, based in Beeston, will be the first youth team to take part in the colourful contest at Clarence Dock.
. . . → Read More: Leeds Dragon Boat Race 2010