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Canal & River Trust – Licensing & Mooring group Update

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

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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

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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

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Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal

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

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Winter Stoppages 2011-12

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Nantwich Road closed after HGV hits canal bridge

3rd November 2010

David Morgan of the Nantwich Guardian reports that:

Nantwich Road in Middlewich is currently closed after a HGV hit the canal bridge causing it to be ‘unsafe’ today, Wednesday.

The road is expected to be closed until Saturday, November 6 but this will be confirmed on Thursday, November 4 following further assessments.

. . . → Read More: Nantwich Road closed after HGV hits canal bridge

Stoppages | Waterway Communities

Navigation route to be restored after deal

Monday 18th October 2010

The Worcester News reports that:

HOLIDAYMAKERS will be able to enjoy a 21-mile cruising ring around Worcestershire’s waterways after a missing piece of land needed for the project was finally secured.

Acquiring the missing link will enable workers to reconnect the Barge and Junction canals in Droitwich, a navigation route that . . . → Read More: Navigation route to be restored after deal

Stoppages | Waterway Communities

Business is down as Leeds-Liverpool canal closes

12th August 2010

The closure of the Leeds- Liverpool canal has had a severe effect on businesses .

A 64-mile stretch of the canal from Gargrave to Wigan was closed for boating last Monday, August 2.

British Waterways blamed the closure on the driest first six months of the year since 1929.

But since it . . . → Read More: Business is down as Leeds-Liverpool canal closes

Activities | Stoppages | Waterway Communities

British Waterways: Compensation for Closed Waterways

26 July 2010

Jake Berry Rossendale and Darwen, Conservative asked the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether British Waterways plans to compensate a boat owners and business owners affected by the temporary closure of a stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Richard Benyon Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Natural Environment . . . → Read More: British Waterways: Compensation for Closed Waterways

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Popular Pendle boat festival sunk by drought

Wednesday 21st July 2010

Lancashire Telegraph

* By Peter Magill » Burnley chief reporter

TOURISM bosses have pulled the plug on a popular boating festival due to the closure of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal because of the drought.

The annual gathering at Reedley Marina was due to go ahead in September but British Waterways . . . → Read More: Popular Pendle boat festival sunk by drought