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Activities | Waterway Communities

Walsall canal scheduled for much needed dredging

Laurence Hogg, a member of CanalScape BCN, the Yahoo newsgroup that focuses on the Birmingham Canal Navigations, reports that BW have plans to dredge the Walsall Canal this winter.

Dredging is expected to commence during November starting with the clearance of bridge holes and weirs.

Local waterway enthusiasts are hoping that this will encourage more . . . → Read More: Walsall canal scheduled for much needed dredging

Activities | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

New conservation group created to keep canal tidy

Richard Rush of the Loughborough Echo reports:

A GROUP of volunteers tired of Loughborough Canal being a mess are vowing to tidy it up.

Four regular boaters have come together to form the Clear Cut Conservation group which will regularly patrol the local beauty spot.

And that means come May 1 and 2 when the . . . → Read More: New conservation group created to keep canal tidy

Activities | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

BW Appoint Waterways World to Organise Crick Boat Show

13 October 2010

Waterways World has been appointed by British Waterways as event organisers for the Crick Boat Show to be held in 2011.

The Crick Boat Show 2011 will once again take place on the May bank holiday weekend (28th-30th May). Returning to Crick Marina on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire, next . . . → Read More: BW Appoint Waterways World to Organise Crick Boat Show

Activities | Cycling | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Debrett's cyclist etiquette guide for London canals

Little Venice on Regents Canal Regents Canal is the busiest section of canal in London

Cyclists are being asked to adopt Victorian-style manners and make sure they "ting ting" when approaching pedestrians on London’s busy towpaths.

British Waterways said complaints from pedestrians and cyclists sharing Regents Canal led it to issue a guide from etiquette . . . → Read More: Debrett’s cyclist etiquette guide for London canals

Activities | Environment | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

Canal clean-up bid ignored by BW in Kidsgrove

CALLS to tidy up an important heritage site on the Trent and Mersey Canal have gone unanswered, it has been claimed.

Butt Lane’s Councillor Kyle Robinson says graffiti adorns walls along the canal in Kidsgrove and that a damaged bridge has been left in need of repairs for months.

And he accused British Waterways, which . . . → Read More: Canal clean-up bid ignored by BW in Kidsgrove

Activities | Environment | Maintenance | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Dog walkers asked to take lead by cutting the crap

British Waterways is appealing to dog owners to stop littering the branches of Britain’s hedgerows with plastic bags filled with their pets’ poo. These smelly non biodegradable eyesores have become a common sight across the nation’s canals, parks and countryside.

With dog owners picking up their pet’s faeces but then not following the Countryside Code . . . → Read More: Dog walkers asked to take lead by cutting the crap

Activities | Stoppages | Waterway Communities

British Waterways: Compensation for Closed Waterways

26 July 2010

Jake Berry Rossendale and Darwen, Conservative asked the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether British Waterways plans to compensate a boat owners and business owners affected by the temporary closure of a stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Richard Benyon Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Natural Environment . . . → Read More: British Waterways: Compensation for Closed Waterways

Activities | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

FIVE authorities have joined forces in a bid to stop antisocial behaviour along Boston’s waterways.

FIVE authorities have joined forces in a bid to stop antisocial behaviour along Boston’s waterways.

Sluice Bridge and Anton’s Gowt have been hot spots for irresponsible acts in recent months.Such acts include jumping from the railway bridge, trespassing on moorings and interfering with boats.

British Transport Police, Network Rail, British Waterways, Boston Borough Council’s community . . . → Read More: FIVE authorities have joined forces in a bid to stop antisocial behaviour along Boston’s waterways.

Activities | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Kennet & Avon Canal Cruises Into The Future

The Kennet Avon Canal Trust News

Friday, 16 July 2010

Almost 200 years to the day that it was first opened, 20 years since the navigation was opened once more, and 10 years after the hugely successful Lottery supported restoration project, the Kennet & Avon Canal could soon reclaim its status as a fully-fledged, working . . . → Read More: Kennet & Avon Canal Cruises Into The Future

Activities | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

Erewash Valley Sustrans Rangers

Friday, 9 July 2010

The Erewash Valley trail project is a partnership involving British Waterways, the Local & County Councils and various other interested parties to deliver £520,000 of environmental improvements during 2010/11. This includes the formation of walking & cycling trails as well as benefits to wildlife and encouraging healthy living and connecting local . . . → Read More: Erewash Valley Sustrans Rangers