My summer cruise started late this year and I was surprised that the most common complaint from fellow boaters has been about the state of vegetation. I wasn’t expecting this because in my immediate area (Alrewas & Fradley) control has been much better than previous years.
However, once boating down the Coventry Canal below . . . → Read More: Vegetation Watch (posted whilst cruising)
Restoration of Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge
Over the next 12 months CRT willlbe carrying out a huge engineering project to refurbish the Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge in Cheshire. They’re going to use this page to keep you updated on the progress of this £4.5 million undertaking, so keep checking back for the . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Restoring Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge
The EU is trying to take away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boats on the Inland Waterways. A petition has been set up to encourage the UK Goverment to resist this completely unnecessary change . . . → Read More: Stop the EU taking away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boating on our Waterways
The Canal & River Trust is asking the public to help it create a one mile stretch of water vole friendly habitat on the Kennet & Avon Canal, near Pewsey.
Join the Canal & River Trust’s ecologist, Oda Dijksterhuis, on the canal bank near Pewsey next Thursday 9 August. 10.30am – 12noon.
Oda . . . → Read More: Help create a one mile stretch of water vole friendly habitat on the Kennet & Avon Canal, near Pewsey
The IWA has issued the following Briefing Note about Red Diesel
The briefing note sets out The Inland Waterways Association’s views on proposed changes to the use of red diesel on the inland waterways of the United Kingdom.
IWA is concerned about a recent announcement by the European Commission challenging UK laws which currently allow . . . → Read More: IWA Briefing Note – Red Diesel
On 24th July, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs indicated that the UK Government intends to challenge the Reasoned Opinion issued by the European Commission in May. A challenge, which is supported by IWA.
The Reasoned Opinion was issued by the Commission in support of its formal request that the United Kingdom amend its legislation “to . . . → Read More: UK to Challenge European Commission Over Red Diesel