Canl & River Trust has been left with a £10,000 clean-up bill after it discovered seven looted safes amongst debris at the bottom of a 200 year old lock near Leicester city centre. Engineers from the Canal & River Trust, the charity which cares for the nation’s waterways, were stunned to discover the safes along . . . → Read More: Canal charity discovers 7 safes dumped into lock
Mike Carter, chair of the Navigation Operations group reports:
We’ve been meeting for just over a year now and it’s great to be able to report, as the Chair, that the group consists of a really good cross section of extremely experienced waterway users. We have a combined total of over 310 years of inland . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Navigation Operations group report
Restoration of Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge
Over the next 12 months CRT willlbe carrying out a huge engineering project to refurbish the Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge in Cheshire. They’re going to use this page to keep you updated on the progress of this £4.5 million undertaking, so keep checking back for the . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Restoring Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge
The EU is trying to take away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boats on the Inland Waterways. A petition has been set up to encourage the UK Goverment to resist this completely unnecessary change . . . → Read More: Stop the EU taking away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boating on our Waterways
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
Canal & River Trust bank staff have given a resounding vote in favour of new flexible working hours. 88% of union members supported the introduction of ‘annualised hours’ which will see customer services teams working longer hours in the Summer, when the waterways are busiest, and construction teams working longer in the . . . → Read More: Flexible Working hours for CRT Bank staff
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
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 Port of London Authority has issued a safety bulletin in response to the sinking of a narrow boat in Limehouse Reach.
On the 24th August a narrow boat was delivered by road to South Dock Marina in London for a new owner. The vessel was lifted into the dock and the new owner requested . . . → Read More: PLA Safety Bulletin for Narrowboats using the Tidal Thames
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