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Miscellaneous

ELLESMERE PORT TOWPATH IMPROVEMENTS

A 1.7 km section of canal towpath through Ellesmere Port is being upgraded into an all-weather hard surface by the Canal & River Trust.

Thanks to a £250,000 grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Regional Growth Fund, the towpath along the Shropshire Union Canal from Bewleys Bridge (no 144) to New Stanney Bridge (140A) . . . → Read More: ELLESMERE PORT TOWPATH IMPROVEMENTS

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Canal & River Trust – Renowned director joins arts programme

Super Slow Way, a major arts commissioning programme established to create a lasting legacy of arts and culture in Pennine Lancashire, has appointed Laurie Peake as its director.

Source: Canal & River Trust News | Renowned director joins arts programme

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Canal & River Trust | Maintenance | Miscellaneous | Waterway News

Canal charity discovers 7 safes dumped into lock

Canl & River Trust has been left with a £10,000 clean-up bill after it discovered seven looted safes amongst debris at the bottom of a 200 year old lock near Leicester city centre. Engineers from the Canal & River Trust, the charity which cares for the nation’s waterways, were stunned to discover the safes along . . . → Read More: Canal charity discovers 7 safes dumped into lock

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Dredging helps to keep Shropshire Canal open for navigation

Over 7,000 tonnes of silt have been dredged from the Shropshire Union Canal near Chester to make the canal easier to navigate for boaters. The dredging has taken place on a four mile section of the canal between Salmons Bridge and Hoole Lane Lock with a 6.7m wide, 1.35 metre deep channel being created in . . . → Read More: Dredging helps to keep Shropshire Canal open for navigation

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CRT Credit where credit is due…….

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Miscellaneous | Waterway Communities | Waterway Issue

Cill Related Sinkings – A Reminder

There have been 25 sinkings related to cill hang-ups in the past 10 years. Many hire operators and private boaters are aware of the risks but cill related sinkings continue to happen. Another incident occurred recently when a hired narrowboat sunk negotiating a lock. The incident happened when travelling downhill through the lock chamber. . . . → Read More: Cill Related Sinkings – A Reminder

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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)