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M6 of the canal network reopens

2 May 2013

After repairs to embankment that was washed away by 24 million litres of water, the Canal & River Trust announced the re-opening of the Trent & Mersey canal at the site of the Dutton Breach.

A stretch of one of the country’s most popular and busiest canals is today (Thursday 2 . . . → Read More: M6 of the canal network reopens

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities

Waterway Watch in the real sense

There have been a number of reports of a distinctly painted narrowboat with white cruiser in tow helping themselves to diesel and various boating item from unattended boats. When I say that the boat is painted in full army-style camouflage, I’m surprised that they haven’t been apprehended by now.

I spotted them yesterday evening going . . . → Read More: Waterway Watch in the real sense

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Mooring Strategies | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust 2013 Licence evasion remains below 4%

The Canal & River Trust’s annual national boat check has revealed that 96.1% of boats on the waterways cared for by the charity hold up-to-date licences. It is the second year running that the figure for licence evasion is below 4% and the fourth year in a row that evasion has been below 5%.

. . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust 2013 Licence evasion remains below 4%

Canal & River Trust | Regeneration | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers

Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers to save Midlands Waterway Restoration

Issue date: 16th April 2013

The Inland Waterways Association has joined local residents in a battle to prevent private developers’ wrecking the restoration of an historic West Midlands waterway for the community.

When plans were first agreed by Birmingham City Council for . . . → Read More: Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers

Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities | Wildlife

Canal and River Trust to help otters in West Midlands

In the late 1970s, according to the Environment Agency, the otter population was in “severe decline” in the UK

A project to increase the numbers of otters living in canals has been launched by the Canal and River Trust.

The charity said it aimed to boost the number of a species “which was once hunted . . . → Read More: Canal and River Trust to help otters in West Midlands

Angling | Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Wildlife

Canal Charity rescues fish at historic Bath lock flight

Hundreds of fish will be rescued from the Kennet & Avon Canal this Thursday (21 February), as the charity that looks after the canal carries out vital restoration and repairs to lock gates in Bath.

The Canal & River Trust is completing work on locks 7-13 on Bath Flight, which includes . . . → Read More: Canal Charity rescues fish at historic Bath lock flight

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Flexible Working hours for CRT Bank staff

Canal & River Trust bank staff have given a resounding vote in favour of new flexible working hours. 88% of union members supported the introduction of ‘annualised hours’ which will see customer services teams working longer hours in the Summer, when the waterways are busiest, and construction teams working longer in the . . . → Read More: Flexible Working hours for CRT Bank staff

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Canal & River Trust seeks New Chairperson for the Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership

The Canal & River Trust – the new charity responsible for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales – is recruiting a Chairperson for its Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership.

The Waterway Partnership plays a key part in shaping how the Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater & Taunton Canals are run, and importantly is . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust seeks New Chairperson for the Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership

Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust seeks planning protection for historic waterways

The Canal & River Trust is seeking an amendment to the Growth & Infrastructure Bill which it believes undermines planning protections to its 2,000-mile network of historic waterways.

Swans at Mercia Marina by Darren Amphlett

The Trust has written to the Government setting out its objections to the Bill, and requesting that . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust seeks planning protection for historic waterways

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Trent & Mersey breach at Croxton completed ahead of schedule

The Canal & River Trust is today (Tuesday 27 ) re-opening a 12 mile section of the Trent & Mersey Canal five weeks ahead of schedule following serious damage caused by the exceptionally heavy rainfall in September.

The Trust has invested nearly £400k to fix the damaged . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey breach at Croxton completed ahead of schedule