How will the Thames look in ten or 15 years time?
A conference held at Oxford Town Hall kick-started the process of drawing up a strategic plan for the river over the next few years.
Fifty delegates attended a River Thames Alliance meeting including representatives from riverside councils, riparian owners, and societies connected with the . . . → Read More: Views Sought on future of River Thames
Burton Daily Mail reports on ambitious plans for a canal-side development which could turn a former mining village into a tourist destination are to be showcased for the first time.
The scheme will see up to 400 new homes built off Burton Road in Measham, linked by an 800-metre stretch of newly dug canal to . . . → Read More: Canalside dream set to become a reality
On Friday 2 November 2012, Pendle Today published an appeal from a local councillor who thought that a “Neglected” Barnoldswick beauty spot needed some tender loving care.
As a result Pendle Borough Councillor David Whipp is asking the Canal and River Trust to restore Greenberfield Locks to its former glory.
“Just a few years ago, . . . → Read More: Plea to improve neglected Barnoldswick locks
The shrimp, Dikerogammarus haemobaphes, which is a relative of the ‘killer shrimp’, has been found on the River Severn at Tewkesbury and Bevere near Worcester.
It has also been found on two canals in Worcestershire. This is the first time this non-native shrimp, which has been shown to be invasive on mainland Europe, has . . . → Read More: Invasive shrimp found in West Midlands
October 4th 2012
Vince Moran, Operations Director of the Canal & River Trust has just issued the following update:
Thank you to all those who have responded to the Trent & Mersey emergency breach appeal – your financial and moral support is much appreciated. The idea of having a public appeal . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey Breach – Update from CRT
02 October 2012:
Our reviews of the 2 sites affected by the flooding have continued and preparatory works for the repairs at Croxton have commenced this week.
While this is excellent news this will be a difficult project requiring work in the Weaver river to complete it.
While we do not have a detailed programme . . . → Read More: CRT Update on Trent & Mersey breach
Yesterday (27th September) IWA and the Canal & River Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Trust’s first Public Meeting, which was held at the canal-side Bond Warehouse in Birmingham.
The agreement is designed to recognise the mutual interests of the two charitable organisations and establish areas of co-operation as well as outlining . . . → Read More: CRT AND IWA SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT
The Canal & River Trust have launched an appeal to raise funds to help repair the breach on the Trent & Mersey canal caused by the extraordinary recent weather.
The 240-year-old Trent & Mersey Canal is a bustling artery of our canal network and key part of the Cheshire Ring providing jobs in the local . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal