Oxford City Council has joined forces with the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust (CRT) to tackle illegally moored boats on the Thames and the Oxford Canal.
The move has resulted in the formation of a new boaters’ group amid fears that a strict clampdown will force boats out of the city. Boaters . . . → Read More: Oxford Illegal Mooring Clampdown – Boaters Form New Group
The Residential Boat Owners Association has produced a paper on continuous cruising, covering the current debate on overstaying.
The paper also discusses a wider view of the issues including various mooring options and also substantiates the position of those who undertake continuous cruising legally and responsibly.
. . . → Read More: RBOA Produces a Paper on Continuous Cruising
In anticipation of the formation of Canal & River Trust; IWAs trustees and branches spent time reconsidering IWA’s role and what we ‘stand for’.
A draft was prepared and circulated to all branches for detailed consideration and responses were used to formulate a detailed document that was issued to all members as part of IWAs . . . → Read More: IWA Re-states its Vision and Role
The IWA Chester and District Branch is currently in discussion with CRT regarding the numbers of vessels allowed along the Liverpool Link on any one day.
There is currently a limit of just six boats per transit and only 3 transits in each direction each week. This means a maximum of only 18 boats a . . . → Read More: IWA Bulletin on Liverpool Link Limit
The Canal and River Trust have appointed Justin Davis Smith to head volunteering advisory committee
Canal and River Trust appoints Justin Davis Smith to head the CRT volunteering advisory committee
Justin Davis Smith is Volunteering England chief executive and eight committee members will advise the charity on volunteer recruitment and management
The Canal and River . . . → Read More: Canal and River Trust appoints Justin Davis Smith to head volunteering advisory committee
A floating garden, float-in movies and kayaking will come to Manchester city centre when it hosts its first canal festival.
A series of events are planned over nine days to bring to life one of the region’s most historic waterways, the Rochdale Canal.Children will help kick off the celebrations on Saturday, August 18, in Piccadilly . . . → Read More: Manchester to celebrate its grand canals
A study group set up after the controversy over lock staffing on the non-tidal Thames was meeting for the first time this week (July 30th).
It follows plans announced last year to cut the number of residential lock-keepers and lease up to nine lock-side houses.
Protests from river users followed and concerns were raised in . . . → Read More: River Thames Update on Lock Staffing dispute
31 July 2012
As a direct result of their sponsorship of the recently launched Canal & River Trust, Google has begun photographing the canal network. There are already reports of a tricyle travelling along towpath equipped with multiple cameras in key spots.
Two wonders of Britain’s historic canal network are available to view around the . . . → Read More: Street View comes to the nation’s canal network
26 July 2012
Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins, the first ever British Tour de France winner, have lent their support to the Canal & River Trust, by donating an autographed Team Sky cycle jersey for auction.
The jersey was sold for £1300 on Ebay, with the entirety of the proceeds going directly to the . . . → Read More: Wiggo Gives CRT the Thumbs Up