The IWA Chester and District Branch is currently in discussion with CRT regarding the numbers of vessels allowed along the Liverpool Link on any one day.
There is currently a limit of just six boats per transit and only 3 transits in each direction each week. This means a maximum of only 18 boats a . . . → Read More: IWA Bulletin on Liverpool Link Limit
The Canal and River Trust have appointed Justin Davis Smith to head volunteering advisory committee
Canal and River Trust appoints Justin Davis Smith to head the CRT volunteering advisory committee
Justin Davis Smith is Volunteering England chief executive and eight committee members will advise the charity on volunteer recruitment and management
The Canal and River . . . → Read More: Canal and River Trust appoints Justin Davis Smith to head volunteering advisory committee
Maintaining canal and river navigations for use by boats is at the core of what the Trust does. We want to ensure that our managers’ decisions are well informed by those who navigate the waterways regularly.
The Navigation advisory group will comprise boaters with a variety of backgrounds to bring as broad a range of . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Announces navigation advisory group
A study group set up after the controversy over lock staffing on the non-tidal Thames was meeting for the first time this week (July 30th).
It follows plans announced last year to cut the number of residential lock-keepers and lease up to nine lock-side houses.
Protests from river users followed and concerns were raised in . . . → Read More: River Thames Update on Lock Staffing dispute
31 July 2012
As a direct result of their sponsorship of the recently launched Canal & River Trust, Google has begun photographing the canal network. There are already reports of a tricyle travelling along towpath equipped with multiple cameras in key spots.
Two wonders of Britain’s historic canal network are available to view around the . . . → Read More: Street View comes to the nation’s canal network