Canal & River Trust | Waterway Politics

New waterways charity could have 15-year funding deal with government

24 November 2010

The Civil Society web magazine reports:

The new charity to be created to administer the UK’s waterways should have a completely new governance model “with localism at its core”, the waterways minister has announced.

At a conference organised by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities (AINA) earlier this month which considered the . . . → Read More: New waterways charity could have 15-year funding deal with government

Flood control | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Communities encouraged to play greater role in Flood Control

24 November 2010

Richard Benyon (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Natural Environment and Fisheries), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Newbury, Conservative) made the following statement to Parliament:

DEFRA and the Environment Agency are today publishing a consultation for a national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England. This is a key step in . . . → Read More: Communities encouraged to play greater role in Flood Control

Maintenance | Waterway News

BW Announces National Dredging Contract

November 21st 2010

After a competitive tendering process, British Waterways (BW) has awarded a national dredging contract to marine-based civil engineer Land & Water Services Ltd. The initial contract from December 2010 to March 2015, will run up to and beyond the launch of the new waterways charity which is scheduled to take over the . . . → Read More: BW Announces National Dredging Contract

Activities | Waterway Communities

Pontoon complaints prompt a quick rethink

20th November 2010

The Oxford Mail reports:

BOATERS have accused waterways bosses of spoiling a city centre beauty spot by installing a wooden pontoon and floating barrier close to Isis Lock.

British Waterways installed the landing stage alongside Castle Mill Stream, to protect the waterway wall from damage. It has also inserted four 10-metre-long steel . . . → Read More: Pontoon complaints prompt a quick rethink

Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

The 'Big Society' working in Hebden Bridge

Ben Metz of the Waterways Project @ Civa – reports:

Last weekend the Waterways Project visited Hebden Bridge on the Rochdale Canal – the site of second local mapping project.

The weekend proved to be a great opportunity to meet a range of people actively involved in a range of sustainability projects both on and . . . → Read More: The ‘Big Society’ working in Hebden Bridge

Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities | Waterway Politics

Calls for Mayor Boris Johnson to take over London’s canal network

19 November, 2010

PETER GRUNER of the Islington Tribune reports:

A LEADING Islington waterways campaigner has called on London Mayor Boris Johnson to take over the running of the capital’s network of canals in order to secure their future.

Del Brenner, chairman of the Regent’s Canal Network and a member of the Mayor’s Thames and . . . → Read More: Calls for Mayor Boris Johnson to take over London’s canal network

Anti-social behaviour | Waterway Communities

Driver faces £16,000 bill over car on frozen canal stunt

19 November 2010

GARETH EDWARDS and VIC RODRICK of the Scotsman report:

A “MAD” driver who crashed his car through ice after driving along a frozen canal has been slammed for putting the lives of firefighters at risk and could now face a huge bill.

Police described the incident as “utter madness” at the time, . . . → Read More: Driver faces £16,000 bill over car on frozen canal stunt

Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Treasury gives Defra £100 million ‘bonus’

19 November 2010

William Surman of the Farmers Guardian reports:

THE Treasury has awarded Defra a £100 million ‘bonus’ for agreeing to an early settlement on its spending cuts during the Comprehensive Spending Review, it emerged this week.

Caroline Spelman, the Defra Secretary, said the bonus was a ‘very important feature of our settlement’ when . . . → Read More: Treasury gives Defra £100 million ‘bonus’

Canal & River Trust | Waterway Politics

British Waterways: Parliamentary question on NWC funding

House of Commons, November 11th 2010

Andrea Leadsom South Northamptonshire, Conservative asked the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to continuing her Department’s funding of British Waterways.

Richard Benyon Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Natural Environment and Fisheries, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Newbury, Conservative, replied:

The . . . → Read More: British Waterways: Parliamentary question on NWC funding

Activities | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Pelsall Canal Festival - Birmingham Canal Navigations 2011

The Birmingham Canal Navigations Society is pleased to announce that its main Summer event next year will be held on the northern section of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN). The Festival is supported by the Inland Waterways Association, Longwood Boat Club and the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.

The dates will be 11/12th . . . → Read More: Pelsall Canal Festival – Birmingham Canal Navigations 2011

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