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icCheshireOnline - New horse friendly bridge installed at Dutton Locks

07:38, Aug 27 2010

BRITISH Waterways is to improve access to the Weaver Valley for communities and visitors with a new horse friendly bridge across the river at Dutton Locks.

The public right of way on both sides of the bridge is well-used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders, forming part of the Sustrans sustainable . . . → Read More: New horse friendly bridge installed at Dutton Locks

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Farmers call for action over Leeds-Liverpool Canal leaks

9:40am Saturday 28th August 2010

Craven farmers have slammed British Waterways for failing to repair leaks in the canal and endangering the livelihoods of businesses.

Tim Pilling, of Wilkinson’s Farm, East Marton, said he and a group of farming friends had voiced their anger to the waterways company, which closed a 64-mile stretch of the . . . → Read More: Farmers call for action over Leeds-Liverpool Canal leaks

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Canal clean-up bid ignored by BW in Kidsgrove

CALLS to tidy up an important heritage site on the Trent and Mersey Canal have gone unanswered, it has been claimed.

Butt Lane’s Councillor Kyle Robinson says graffiti adorns walls along the canal in Kidsgrove and that a damaged bridge has been left in need of repairs for months.

And he accused British Waterways, which . . . → Read More: Canal clean-up bid ignored by BW in Kidsgrove

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Board members sought for pilot Kennet & Avon Canal Waterway Partnership

17 August 2010

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust (KACT) and British Waterways (BW) are asking local people and organisations to nominate interested individuals to become volunteer board members on a new local Waterway Partnership Board that will help govern the 87-mile canal that runs from Reading to Bath.

The establishment of a Waterway Partnership . . . → Read More: Board members sought for pilot Kennet & Avon Canal Waterway Partnership

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Dog walkers asked to take lead by cutting the crap

British Waterways is appealing to dog owners to stop littering the branches of Britain’s hedgerows with plastic bags filled with their pets’ poo. These smelly non biodegradable eyesores have become a common sight across the nation’s canals, parks and countryside.

With dog owners picking up their pet’s faeces but then not following the Countryside Code . . . → Read More: Dog walkers asked to take lead by cutting the crap

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Lock sharing plan to save Kennet and Avon canal water

Users of the Kennet and Avon canal in Wiltshire are being encouraged to share a lock in an attempt to save water.

British Waterways is placing signs along the route from Caen Hill, Devizes, to Bath asking people to think about the measure.

Waterways manager Mark Stevens said using less water will not be the . . . → Read More: Lock sharing plan to save Kennet and Avon canal water

Maintenance | Waterway News

BW Maintenance Boats

We are all grateful for the work that the BW maintenance crews do and when I come across them I make a point of waving and exchanging a few friendly words. Nevertheless, I do sometimes come across examples of poor mooring practice. No doubt some examples are due to vandals releasing lines but others I . . . → Read More: BW Maintenance Boats

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Water Watch – August 2010

Waterscape brings you the latest information on the condition of the reservoirs feeding British Waterways’ canal network.

The weather is always a favourite topic of conversation with the British Public. For those with an interest in canals and rivers it can border on obsession (with good reason). To keep you updated on how the weather’s . . . → Read More: Water Watch – August 2010

Stoppages | Waterway Communities

Business is down as Leeds-Liverpool canal closes

12th August 2010

The closure of the Leeds- Liverpool canal has had a severe effect on businesses .

A 64-mile stretch of the canal from Gargrave to Wigan was closed for boating last Monday, August 2.

British Waterways blamed the closure on the driest first six months of the year since 1929.

But since it . . . → Read More: Business is down as Leeds-Liverpool canal closes

Maintenance | Waterway News

East Lancs bridge repairs wait 10 months

Thursday 12th August 2010

By Peter Magill » Burnley chief reporter

A VILLAGE bridge set to be a gateway to one of East Lancashire’s largest employment sites has been awaiting repairs for more than 10 months.

Road engineers cordoned off part of the Manchester Road bridge, over the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Hapton, last November . . . → Read More: East Lancs bridge repairs wait 10 months

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