8th November 2013
After a busy summer visiting waterway festivals, attending user group meetings, speaking at stakeholder gatherings and simply listening to anyone who had a view, Richard Parry, the CEO of Canal & River Trust has come to the conclusion that “All our many users, especially boaters, are vital to the . . . → Read More: CRT’s Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users
Issue Date: 22 November 2013
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) welcomes the announcement today by the Canal & River Trust (CRT) that it has “significantly changed” its proposals to revise its business boat licence fees.
On behalf of many of its corporate members, particularly hire boat and trip boat operators and waterway societies, IWA . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Business Boat Licence Review
Mike Annan, chair of the Licensing & Mooring group recently reported:
The Licensing & Mooring group was established when the Navigation Advisory Group first met in September 2012. It comprises of five members from a variety of boating backgrounds. The purpose of the sub group is to advise the Canal & River Trust’s management on . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Licensing & Mooring group Update
Mike Carter, chair of the Navigation Operations group reports:
We’ve been meeting for just over a year now and it’s great to be able to report, as the Chair, that the group consists of a really good cross section of extremely experienced waterway users. We have a combined total of over 310 years of inland . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Navigation Operations group report
By Christmas the Trust will have completed a major, half million pound, overhaul of all water points across the network to ensure compliance with new legislation. Under this legislation, which has to be complied with by 2015 at the latest, we are classed as a Private Distribution Network and covered by tougher requirements than in . . . → Read More: Water points being upgraded to meet new legislation
The Association of Continuous Cruisers is a newly-formed independent organisation, officially launching on the 27th September 2013. As well as providing support and advice to its members, the Association intends to advocate for the interests of all its members.
Britain’s 5,000 continuous cruisers enjoy a lifestyle that is distinctive due to both the benefits and . . . → Read More: Association of Continuous Cruisers
By Court reporter Thursday, 26 September 2013
Leeds City Council’s attempts to protect the city’s historic canal-side from housing development have suffered a major setback after a High Court judge declared two council planning policies ‘unlawful’.
The council was sent back to the drawing board when a judge declared unlawful the crucial planning policies designed . . . → Read More: Judge declares Leeds Canal-side planning policies ‘unlawful’
The Canal & River Trust – the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales – is recruiting three additional members for its Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership.
The Waterway Partnership plays a key part in shaping how the Kennet & Avon Canal and the Bridgwater & Taunton . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Seeks New Members for Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership
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