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Pocklington Canal - work ‘could start next year’

Published on Monday 19 September 2011 11:53

WORK could begin as early as next year to clear miles of overgrown canal which could eventually link Pocklington in Yorkshire’s East Riding back into the region’s historic waterways.

A study into restoring the abandoned section of Pocklington Canal between Canal Head and Melbourne has been given “overwhelming” . . . → Read More: Pocklington Canal – work ‘could start next year’

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Bumpy start for speed humps as Regent’s Canal towpath cyclists give them a miss | Islington Tribune

The Islington Tribune reports:

Safety measures branded ‘virtually useless’ and an obstacle to wheelchair-users

Published: September 16, 2011

by PETER GRUNER

MEASURES to slow down speeding cyclists on narrow towpaths along the Regent’s Canal in Islington were branded “virtually useless” by campaigners for safe walking this week.

The speed humps installed by British Waterways do, . . . → Read More: Bumpy start for speed humps as Regent’s Canal towpath cyclists give them a miss | Islington Tribune

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Staffordshire Police set up local Canal Watch

Staffordhire Police have started a brilliant new initiative on Facebook, a canal watch. Visit and contribute by surfing to http://www.facebook.com/StaffordshireCanalWatch. Perhaps by supporting this service we can encourage other police forces to take boat crime more seriously.

I have suggested to the organisers of Staffordshire Canal Watch that they also start a Twitter page and . . . → Read More: Staffordshire Police set up Canal Watch

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Canal Project Manager wanted with Stroud District Council

£33M OF INVESTMENT; FAR FROM A DROP IN THE OCEAN

Canal Project Manager

£66,783 p.a. + benefits. Based Stroud, Gloucestershire

Your job is to deliver 6 miles of navigable water through an industrial heritage conservation area within budget and on time. You will be mindful of its carbon footprint, environmental impacts and renewable energy opportunities. . . . → Read More: Canal Project Manager wanted with Stroud District Council

Waterway News

Walliams' impressive Thames Swim

Yesterday we were moored up at Lechade having just celebrated our completion of the Saul to Lechlade Centennial cruise via the Severn Estuary in support of the Cotswold Canal Trust. At around 7:45 am David Walliams passed within feet of our starboard hatch swimming on his way towards Westminster raising money for Sport Relief.

A . . . → Read More: Walliams’ impressive Thames Swim

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