14th November 2010
MIDDLEWICH could see one of it’s main assets fall into the hands of a new ‘national trust’ for waterways.
In October the Government announced its intention to transfer British Waterway’s inland waterways in England and Wales into a new charitable body.
The move has been promoted by British Waterways for the past . . . → Read More: New Waterways Charity could empower Middlewich residents
Dredging Today reports:
The London Gateway Project is one of the capitals largest construction sites on the former Shell Haven refinery near Stanford Le Hope. With a 1.5bn investment the site is being reclaimed and developed by DP World into the first major deep sea container port.Large scale land reclamation work is needed to build . . . → Read More: Huge London Gateway Project Moves Ahead
By chris mallett email@example.com
Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for a stretch of a Derbyshire waterway to be cleaned up so it can be used by tourists and school children.
Friends of Cromford Canal has more than 650 signatures from people urging Derbyshire County Council to help foot the estimated £200,000 bill . . . → Read More: Petitioners ask Derbyshire council for £200k to turn canal into tourist draw
11 November 2010
Proceedings in Parliament
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she had discussions with the Scottish Executive on her proposal for the transfer to a mutual trust of assets held by British Waterways in Scotland.
Richard Benyon (Parliamentary Under Secretary . . . → Read More: British Waterways: Scotland decides not to be part of new charity
11 November 2010
The Yorkshire Evening Post reports:
A £50 million makeover of dozens of historic locks, bridges and aqueducts is to be opened to the public to give people a “behind-the-scenes” look at Britain’s canal network, British Waterways said today.
The restoration programme this winter includes the hanging of more than 100 handcrafted oak . . . → Read More: British Waterways: £50m restoration on canal network to show heritage
SUPPORTERS of a canal restoration project have agreed to form a not-for-profit group to take the scheme forward.
The group met at Burslem’s School of Art to work towards creating a new organisation to back the Burslem Port Project, which aims to restore the old Burslem Branch Canal, in Middleport.
It was decided the team . . . → Read More: Burslem canal restoration – new charitable group to take the scheme forward.
3rd November 2010
David Morgan of the Nantwich Guardian reports that:
Nantwich Road in Middlewich is currently closed after a HGV hit the canal bridge causing it to be ‘unsafe’ today, Wednesday.
The road is expected to be closed until Saturday, November 6 but this will be confirmed on Thursday, November 4 following further assessments.
. . . → Read More: Nantwich Road closed after HGV hits canal bridge
London’s Evening Standard newspaper reports:
The canal that has been hailed as the gateway to the Olympic Park is set to be closed during the Games because police fear a bomb attack could be launched from a moored boat, the Standard has learnt.
The Met Police want a three-mile stretch of the River Lee Navigation . . . → Read More: Security fears could close ‘Olympic gateway’ canal
Towpath improvements have been completed along the source of Llangollen Canal which is proving a big draw since becoming a world heritage site.
More than £30,000 was set aside for upgrades to the path to access Horseshoe Falls, Llantysilio, which is situated in a valley on the outskirts of Llangollen.
Part of the money has . . . → Read More: New path leads to source of Llangollen Canal
29 October 2010
The Mid Worcestershire ring stands on the verge of completion with work getting underway on the last section of the Droitwich Canals Restoration Project.
The canal restoration work, along the River Salwarpe between Swan Drive and Vines Park in Droitwich, will connect the Droitwich Barge Canal and Droitwich Junction Canal.
British Waterways . . . → Read More: Work underway on the Junction Canal to complete Droitwich ring