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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

Environment | Maintenance | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Lock sharing plan to save Kennet and Avon canal water

Users of the Kennet and Avon canal in Wiltshire are being encouraged to share a lock in an attempt to save water.

British Waterways is placing signs along the route from Caen Hill, Devizes, to Bath asking people to think about the measure.

Waterways manager Mark Stevens said using less water will not be the . . . → Read More: Lock sharing plan to save Kennet and Avon canal water

Environment | Maintenance | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Water Watch – August 2010

Waterscape brings you the latest information on the condition of the reservoirs feeding British Waterways’ canal network.

The weather is always a favourite topic of conversation with the British Public. For those with an interest in canals and rivers it can border on obsession (with good reason). To keep you updated on how the weather’s . . . → Read More: Water Watch – August 2010

Environment | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Wildlife

Weevils used in war on water fern on canals

4 August 2010

Water fern was used as an ornamental plant by the Victorians

Weevils are being used as a weapon against canal-threatening water ferns on canals.

British Waterways is releasing the 2mm-long beetles into the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to eat the North American fern.

Individual water fern plants are only around 10mm long, . . . → Read More: Weevils used in war on water fern on canals

Environment | Waterway News

Recycling Company fined for Oil Spill that killed Swans

A RECYCLING company has been fined £19,000 after admitting polluting a waterway and killing two swans.

AWS Eco Plastics has been fined a total of £19,500 and ordered to pay full Environment Agency costs of £8,447 for twice polluting a dyke with oil at Hemswell Cliff, near Gainsborough.

Lincoln magistrates heard the first spill was . . . → Read More: Recycling Company fined for Oil Spill that killed Swans