Miscellaneous

Vegetation Watch

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)

Canal & River Trust | Maintenance | Restoration | Waterway Communities

Canal & River Trust - Restoring Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge

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

Activities | Licensing | Liveaboards | Maintenance | Politics | Waterway Politics

Stop the EU taking away right to use Red Diesel from leisure boaters on the Inland Waterways

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

Activities | Canal & River Trust | Environment | Waterway Communities | Wildlife

Help create a one mile stretch of water vole friendly habitat on the Kennet & Avon Canal, near Pewsey

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

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

At the Court of Appeal on 23 July 2013, Lord Justice Jackson confirmed the decisions of three previous judges not to give permission to argue four out of the five issues raised by Nick Brown in his claim for a judicial review of the Canal & River Trust’s ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’.

. . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

Canal & River Trust | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

IWA Briefing Note - Red Diesel

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

Canal & River Trust | Politics | Waterway Politics

UK to Challenge European Commission Over 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

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Liveaboards | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

IWA Statement on Canal & River Trust Visitor Moorings

The IWA has called upon the Canal & River Trust to be steadfast in its resolve to sort out the misuse of visitor moorings by boaters, many without home moorings, who occupy many popular spots on a near continuous basis. The call comes in the wake of a ruling by Lord Justice Jackson to allow . . . → Read More: IWA Statement on Canal & River Trust Visitor Moorings

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Licensing | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Permission Granted for Judicial Review of CRTs Continuous Cruising Guidance

NIck Brown, Legal Officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association reports that The Court of Appeal granted permission for a Judicial Review of the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) 2011 Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring. Lord Justice Jackson said in his judgement that the issue of whether the 2011 Guidance accurately sets out . . . → Read More: Permission Granted for Judicial Review of CRTs Continuous Cruising Guidance

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Lock 22, Great Haywood, Staffordshire

Thursday 1 August 2013 until further notice

The Trust has become aware that there is an individual in the Great Haywood area of the Trent & Mersey Canal who is impersonating Trust staff as a volunteer lock keeper. The young male is wearing a hi-viz vest and offering to aid boats through the locks as . . . → Read More: Lock 22, Great Haywood, Staffordshire

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