18 January 2012
The Canal & River Trust (CRT), the charity which takes over British Waterways’ responsibility for 2,000 miles of waterways in England & Wales in April 2012, is today (Monday 16 January) calling on local communities in accross the country to get involved in a unique opportunity that will see them carry out . . . → Read More: Public invited to ‘unlock’ iconic waterway role
26 January 2012
British Waterways has appointed Daniel Charles as its individual giving manager. Daniel joins head of fundraising, Ruth Ruderham, in building the giving strategy for the Canal & River Trust, the charity that will succeed British Waterways in England & Wales later this year.
Daniel is an experienced fundraising professional who was previously . . . → Read More: New individual giving manager appointed for Canal & River Trust
Britain’s canals and rivers get new lease of life with funding pledge and a hint of more money too.
SUNDAY 29 JANUARY 2012
Britain’s waterways are about to receive a boost with an announcement next week by Richard Benyon, the Environment Minister, of a new 15-year funding settlement.
It will help secure the financial future . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust gets extended funding pledge
[advanced_iframe securitykey=”8d9a7b94455346797133a0b7e568b6003446ffa0″ src=”http://www.waterscape.com/things-to-do/boating/stoppages” height=”800px”]
Share with: Digg this post Share with Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend
Canary Wharf Group buys full control of Wood Wharf site next to Canary Wharf
* Pays £52.4 million for British Waterways’ 50% stake
* Pays £38 million for Ballymore’s 25%stake
By Brenda Goh
LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Canary Wharf Group underscored its faith in the development potential of its financial hub in east London . . . → Read More: Canary Wharf buys full control of Wood’s Wharf
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire, Conservative)
I know that my hon. Friend shares my view that canals and waterways are a great asset to Britain. In my constituency, we have the Stoke Bruerne canal museum and the Grand Union canal, with all the tourism and leisure activities that that brings. Can he update the House on . . . → Read More: MP Asks Minister about Canal Museums
THE ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY WATERWAYS GROUP COMMUNIQUE ON THE FUTURE OF THE INLAND WATERWAYS
The All Party Parliamentary Waterways Group held a hearing on 8 December to provide the Waterways Minister, Richard Benyon MP, with the opportunity to respond to the Group’s Memorandum – “The Future of the Waterways”.
This was published and submitted to . . . → Read More: Parliamentary Waterways Group on Future Of The Inland Waterways
Wood Wharf deal provides long term income for the waterways
18 January 2012
British Waterways has sold its shares in the Wood Wharf Limited Partnership to Canary Wharf Group plc. The deal will provide the waterways with a capital payment of £52.4 million over the next four years together with an increased ground rent for . . . → Read More: BW Sells shares in Woodwharf for £52 million.
Neil Carmichael (Stroud, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms will be in place to ensure that the business plan for the Canal and River Trust is sustainable and financially viable.
Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 17 January 2012, c737W)
Richard Benyon (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State . . . → Read More: MP asks Minister about viability of Canal and River Trust
Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the funding requirement of British Waterways in the next 10 years; how much funding her Department is planning to provide following the transfer of British Waterways to the charitable sector; and if she . . . → Read More: MP Asks about BW Funding Requirements