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CRT AND IWA SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT

Yesterday (27th September) IWA and the Canal & River Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Trust’s first Public Meeting, which was held at the canal-side Bond Warehouse in Birmingham.

The agreement is designed to recognise the mutual interests of the two charitable organisations and establish areas of co-operation as well as outlining . . . → Read More: CRT AND IWA SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT

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Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal

The Canal & River Trust have launched an appeal to raise funds to help repair the breach on the Trent & Mersey canal caused by the extraordinary recent weather.

The 240-year-old Trent & Mersey Canal is a bustling artery of our canal network and key part of the Cheshire Ring providing jobs in the local . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal

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Three schoolboys arrested over canal attacks

Three teenage schoolboys have been arrested after sickening attacks on a Wolverhampton towpath saw six victims pushed into the water.

A 13, 14 and 15-year-old have been released on police bail on suspicion of assault following an investigation by officers into ‘brazen acts of malice’.

The first attack on September 12 saw a 40-year-old cyclist . . . → Read More: Three schoolboys arrested over canal attacks

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Salford firm fined £50,000 over dry dock death

22 September 2012 Last updated at 01:46

Firm prosecuted over canal death

A firm has been fined £50,000 over health and safety breaches following the death of a man at a dry dock.

Richard Ferris, 61, died following a fall at The Boatyard in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on 26 May 2010.

He had been working . . . → Read More: Salford firm fined £50,000 over dry dock death

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Oxford Illegal Mooring Clampdown - Boaters Form New Group

Oxford City Council has joined forces with the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust (CRT) to tackle illegally moored boats on the Thames and the Oxford Canal.

The move has resulted in the formation of a new boaters’ group amid fears that a strict clampdown will force boats out of the city. Boaters . . . → Read More: Oxford Illegal Mooring Clampdown – Boaters Form New Group

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RBOA Produces a Paper on Continuous Cruising

The Residential Boat Owners Association has produced a paper on continuous cruising, covering the current debate on overstaying.

The paper also discusses a wider view of the issues including various mooring options and also substantiates the position of those who undertake continuous cruising legally and responsibly.

. . . → Read More: RBOA Produces a Paper on Continuous Cruising

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IWA Re-states its Vision and Role

In anticipation of the formation of Canal & River Trust; IWAs trustees and branches spent time reconsidering IWA’s role and what we ‘stand for’.

A draft was prepared and circulated to all branches for detailed consideration and responses were used to formulate a detailed document that was issued to all members as part of IWAs . . . → Read More: IWA Re-states its Vision and Role

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Thames Targets Unregistered Boats & Speeding

The Environment Agency has stepped up its action against unregistered boats on the non-tidal Thames.

Waterways officers have checked 1,000 boats in the last week alone and aim to check every boat on ther river by the end of the year.

Owners of boats not displaying valid registration plates face possible prosecution,

The EA is . . . → Read More: Thames Targets Unregistered Boats & Speeding

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