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CRT Update on Trent & Mersey breach

02 October 2012:

Our reviews of the 2 sites affected by the flooding have continued and preparatory works for the repairs at Croxton have commenced this week.

While this is excellent news this will be a difficult project requiring work in the Weaver river to complete it.

While we do not have a detailed programme . . . → Read More: CRT Update on Trent & Mersey breach

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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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Salford firm fined £50,000 over dry dock death

22 September 2012 Last updated at 01:46

Firm prosecuted over canal death

A firm has been fined £50,000 over health and safety breaches following the death of a man at a dry dock.

Richard Ferris, 61, died following a fall at The Boatyard in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on 26 May 2010.

He had been working . . . → Read More: Salford firm fined £50,000 over dry dock death

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Funds needed for Sutton Weaver bridge repairs - Place North West

11 Jan 2012

Cheshire West and Chester Council and British Waterways say they are seeking urgent talks with the government over funding for repairs to the Sutton Weaver swing bridge on the A56 near Frodsham.

According to British Waterways, which owns the 90-year-old structure, the bridge will soon need major re-strengthening work at a cost . . . → Read More: Funds sought for Sutton Weaver bridge repairs near Frodsham

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Visitors to get rare glimpse of Bingley engineering masterpiece

Tuesday 10th January 2012 in Aire Valley By Kathryn Bradley – Bradford Telegraph & Argus»

Visitors to Bingley’s world-famous Five Rise Locks will this month get a rare glimpse of parts of the engineering masterpiece normally hidden underwater.

British Waterways has drained the Grade I listed structure for maintenance revealing the bottom of the . . . → Read More: Visitors to get rare glimpse of Bingley engineering masterpiece

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BW Announces National Dredging Contract

November 21st 2010

After a competitive tendering process, British Waterways (BW) has awarded a national dredging contract to marine-based civil engineer Land & Water Services Ltd. The initial contract from December 2010 to March 2015, will run up to and beyond the launch of the new waterways charity which is scheduled to take over the . . . → Read More: BW Announces National Dredging Contract

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British Waterways: £50m restoration on canal network to show heritage

11 November 2010

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports:

A £50 million makeover of dozens of historic locks, bridges and aqueducts is to be opened to the public to give people a “behind-the-scenes” look at Britain’s canal network, British Waterways said today.

The restoration programme this winter includes the hanging of more than 100 handcrafted oak . . . → Read More: British Waterways: £50m restoration on canal network to show heritage

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icCheshireOnline - New horse friendly bridge installed at Dutton Locks

07:38, Aug 27 2010

BRITISH Waterways is to improve access to the Weaver Valley for communities and visitors with a new horse friendly bridge across the river at Dutton Locks.

The public right of way on both sides of the bridge is well-used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders, forming part of the Sustrans sustainable . . . → Read More: New horse friendly bridge installed at Dutton Locks

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Farmers call for action over Leeds-Liverpool Canal leaks

9:40am Saturday 28th August 2010

Craven farmers have slammed British Waterways for failing to repair leaks in the canal and endangering the livelihoods of businesses.

Tim Pilling, of Wilkinson’s Farm, East Marton, said he and a group of farming friends had voiced their anger to the waterways company, which closed a 64-mile stretch of the . . . → Read More: Farmers call for action over Leeds-Liverpool Canal leaks

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Dog walkers asked to take lead by cutting the crap

British Waterways is appealing to dog owners to stop littering the branches of Britain’s hedgerows with plastic bags filled with their pets’ poo. These smelly non biodegradable eyesores have become a common sight across the nation’s canals, parks and countryside.

With dog owners picking up their pet’s faeces but then not following the Countryside Code . . . → Read More: Dog walkers asked to take lead by cutting the crap