The team on the boat at BW's Caen Hill yard ready to begin the refurbishment: ©Bob Naylor
Waterway volunteers will be recognised in the Waterways Renaissance Awards for the first time this year — and a group on the Kennet & Avon Canal have reached the finals of the award.
The Devizes-based Avon . . . → Read More: Kennet & Avon Canal Volunteering Renaissance
18 January 2012
The Canal & River Trust (CRT), the charity which takes over British Waterways’ responsibility for 2,000 miles of waterways in England & Wales in April 2012, is today (Monday 16 January) calling on local communities in accross the country to get involved in a unique opportunity that will see them carry out . . . → Read More: Public invited to ‘unlock’ iconic waterway role
19 October 2011
Local volunteers are being called upon to help make the Coventry Canal a cleaner, greener place to visit by taking part in a canal clean-up.
Potential volunteers are being encouraged to give up just a few hours on Make a Difference Day on 29th October to help make the canal a more . . . → Read More: Volunteers needed to ‘make a difference’ on Coventry Canal
In preparation for the Alrewas Canal & Music Festival, Stuart Collins, BW Volunteer Leader in BW’s Central Shires Region recently organised a few work party days at Alrewas to tidy up the towpath.
The first one was last Wednesday where a small group did a great job tidying up the towpath around the Alrewas lock . . . → Read More: Volunteers needed in Alrewas for towpath tidy
Waterways in Stoke are being transformed as part of a scheme that gives unemployed people a route back to work.
The scheme is part of the Government’s Future Jobs Fund and is being run by British Waterways in partnership with Groundwork West Midlands and Stoke City Council’s JET (job enterprise and training) project. Eligible individuals . . . → Read More: Job-seekers transform Stoke-on-Trent’s waterways
A new team of canal champions is being sought to keep one of the Midlands waterway network’s landmark locations in tip-top condition and to assist with visitor activities throughout the year.
British Waterways is calling for volunteers to get involved in a variety of year-round tasks and events at Fradley Junction – a scenic location . . . → Read More: Fradley Junction’s new canal care project needs your help
District and Parish Councillors in Lichfield were given an early insight into the way that British Waterways will become a charitable civic society in April 2012. The presentation highlighted the key elements of how the new charity will be governed and the way that local authorities will be able to have a direct influence on . . . → Read More: Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire
Ben Metz of the Waterways Project @ Civa – reports:
Last weekend the Waterways Project visited Hebden Bridge on the Rochdale Canal – the site of second local mapping project.
The weekend proved to be a great opportunity to meet a range of people actively involved in a range of sustainability projects both on and . . . → Read More: The ‘Big Society’ working in Hebden Bridge
Richard Rush of the Loughborough Echo reports:
A GROUP of volunteers tired of Loughborough Canal being a mess are vowing to tidy it up.
Four regular boaters have come together to form the Clear Cut Conservation group which will regularly patrol the local beauty spot.
And that means come May 1 and 2 when the . . . → Read More: New conservation group created to keep canal tidy