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

Five Partnership chairs come to the end of their volunteering term

This autumn, the chairs of four of the Trust’s Waterway Partnerships (Manchester & Pennine, North Wales & Borders, South Wales & Severn and West Midlands) plus the chair of our Museums & Attractions Partnership, are coming to the end of their first volunteering term. Each is eligible to apply for reappointment for a second term . . . → Read More: Five Partnership chairs come to the end of their volunteering term

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

Canal & River Trust Seeks New Members for Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership

18 September

The Canal & River Trust – the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales – is recruiting three additional members for its Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership.

The Waterway Partnership plays a key part in shaping how the Kennet & Avon Canal and the Bridgwater & Taunton . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Seeks New Members for Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership

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

Lock 22, Great Haywood, Staffordshire

Thursday 1 August 2013 until further notice

The Trust has become aware that there is an individual in the Great Haywood area of the Trent & Mersey Canal who is impersonating Trust staff as a volunteer lock keeper. The young male is wearing a hi-viz vest and offering to aid boats through the locks as . . . → Read More: Lock 22, Great Haywood, Staffordshire

Activities | Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

M&S canal clean-up

Staff from Marks & Spencer came out in force last week (22-28 April) to help national waterways charity the Canal & River Trust clear more than 12,000kgs of rubbish from over 145 miles of the nation’s historic canals and rivers.

The events were part of the retailer’s second M&S Big Beach Clean-up which, for . . . → Read More: Marks & Sparks canal clean-up – Setting a good example to riparian businesses

Canal & River Trust | Maintenance | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway Politics

Plea to improve neglected Barnoldswick locks

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

Canal & River Trust | Maintenance | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Trent & Mersey Breach – Update from CRT

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

Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway News

Canal and River Trust appoints Justin Davis Smith to head volunteering advisory committee

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

Canal & River Trust | Cycling | Volunteering

Wiggo Gives CRT the Thumbs Up

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

Activities | Environment | Volunteering | Walking | Wildlife

Himalayan Balsam Alert

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant (botanical name impatiens glandulifera) which was introduced to Britain in the mid 19th Century by Victorian gardeners. It is the tallest annual plant in the UK, growing to a height of over three metres. Himalayan Balsam is problematic because it crowds out native plants and can take over whole areas of river and canal bank. The seeds, up to 800 per plant, are released explosively from the seed pods and can travel for up to seven metres from the plant. If the seeds land in a stream, river or canal they will be taken downstream where they will start a new colony, which is one of the reasons this plant is so difficult to control. Over the last ten years this plant has become more established on many of our waterways. If you see it growing when you are out and about on the towpath this summer, please pull up the plants (if it is safe for you to do so) and put them on the side of the towpath to die back naturally. If this can be done before the seed pods have developed, we will a few less plants next year. . . . → Read More: Himalayan Balsam Alert

Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Monthly clean-up for canal – News Article

Tameside Radio report that British Waterways and Tesco have launched regular clean-ups of the canal in Stalybridge as part of a drive to breathe new life into Stalybridge town centre.

Attracting boaters and visitors to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, which passes through the town centre, is seen as a crucial part of the plans drawn . . . → Read More: Monthly clean-up for canal – News Article