Itinerant live-aboard boaters are carrying on their legal challenge of the Canal & River Trust’s unlawful harassment of boat dwellers without home moorings.
Following refusal of permission to bring a Judicial Review of the Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring live-aboard boater Nick Brown confirmed that he is to appeal.
“The judgement contains at . . . → Read More: Live-aboard Boaters Challenge Judicial Review
RYA reports that it has managed to get the proposed EU article on harmonising watercraft licences removed.
The proposed legislative article, put forward by a Dutch MEP to a revision of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), removed.
There has been considerable concern about the European Parliament’s latest amendments to a revision of the RCD.
In . . . → Read More: RYA gets article removed from Recreational Craft Directive
Monday 5th November 2012 By Lewis Cowen
Rob Dean, who takes over as chairman of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust in January announced that the Trust has launched a campaign, but it is not looking for money so much as more people.
The trust, which has its headquarters at Devizes Wharf, has identified £4million . . . → Read More: K & A Canal Trust call for more helpers
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