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Debrett's cyclist etiquette guide for London canals

Little Venice on Regents Canal Regents Canal is the busiest section of canal in London

Cyclists are being asked to adopt Victorian-style manners and make sure they "ting ting" when approaching pedestrians on London’s busy towpaths.

British Waterways said complaints from pedestrians and cyclists sharing Regents Canal led it to issue a guide from etiquette . . . → Read More: Debrett’s cyclist etiquette guide for London canals

Politics | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Leaked Quango List May Open Floodgates On The River Thames

TUGn, the Thames User Group (Navigation) , which represents some 30,000 boaters on the Thames, has reacted strongly against the suggestion in recent press reports that Thames should be merged with British Waterways as part of Government’s proposed Big Society process.

The leaked list of quangos to be abolished by the Government includes British Waterways . . . → Read More: Leaked Quango List May Open Floodgates On The River Thames

Restoration | Waterway Communities

Campaigners celebrate victory for Purton Hulks

Saturday 25th September 2010

* By Claire Marshall »

MARITIME heritage enthusiasts are celebrating a “momentous” victory after a significant historical site was given protection for the future.

The Purton Hulks, a collection of shipwrecked boats that sit on the shore of the River Severn, have been formally adopted by British Waterways after 12 years . . . → Read More: Campaigners celebrate victory for Purton Hulks

Waterway News

British Waterways : Workboats Auction

An online auction of redundant British Waterways workboats has opened for bidding, and has already received over 20,000 page views along with 251 registrants.

The sale features a range of River Tugs, Workboats, Hoppers, Selection of BW historic craft together with surplus contractors and ground maintenance plant and many more.

To find out more go . . . → Read More: British Waterways : Workboats Auction

Restoration | Waterway News

Lack of rain delays Droitwich Canal opening

The Droitwich canal forms part of a 21-mile route around the scenic heart of Worcestershire

Lack of rain has delayed the opening of a historical canal in Worcestershire.

The Barge Canal in Droitwich was restored by British Waterways as part of a £12.7m scheme to create a cruising ring around Worcestershire.

British Waterways said despite . . . → Read More: Lack of rain delays Droitwich Canal opening

Restoration | Waterway News

First boat on restored Barge Canal in Droitwich

A canal boat has travelled along a stretch of waterway in Worcestershire for the first time in about 80 years.

The boat travelled along the 250-year-old Barge Canal in Droitwich, which has been restored as part of a £12m project.

British Waterways said it meant a vision to create a 21-mile (33.8 km) cruising ring . . . → Read More: First boat on restored Barge Canal in Droitwich

Waterway News | Wildlife

Fears over red crayfish ‘invader’ in London canal

2 September 2010

Red swamp crayfish, a native of the south-eastern United States, have been spotted in London’s Regent’s Canal.

Ecologists are concerned that the crustacean could cause harm to the native white-clawed crayfish.

A study has been started by King’s College London into the creature’s impact on other wildlife.

The white-clawed . . . → Read More: Fears over red crayfish ‘invader’ in London canal

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