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Kennet & Avon Canal Volunteering Renaissance

 

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

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

Public invited to ‘unlock’ iconic waterway role

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

Volunteering | Waterway Communities

Volunteers needed to ‘make a difference’ on Coventry Canal

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

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

The Big Society cruises up local canals

In an article “The Big Society Cruises up Yorkshire’s Canals’, Len Tingle, Political Editor in Yorkshire suggests that it might come as a surprise to some that one of the first chunks of “big government” being taken over by the Big Society will be our 200 year old canal network.

As most waterways supporters know, . . . → Read More: The Big Society cruises up canals

Activities | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

Volunteers needed in Alrewas for towpath tidy

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

Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

Job-seekers transform Stoke-on-Trent’s waterways

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

Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

Fradley Junction’s new canal care project needs your help

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

Angling | Canal & River Trust | Cycling | Volunteering | Walking | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Wildlife

Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire

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

Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

The 'Big Society' working in Hebden Bridge

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

Activities | Volunteering | Waterway Communities

New conservation group created to keep canal tidy

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