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Improved access on the Llangollen Canal

21st Oct 2010

The latest in a programme of towpath repairs along picturesque Llangollen Canal has made access easier for visitors within the World Heritage Site, improving access to Horseshoe Falls.

The improvements are part the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal Project, a dynamic partnership comprising British Waterways, Northern Marches Cymru, Wrexham County . . . → Read More: Improved access on the Llangollen Canal

Maintenance | Restoration | Waterway News

Single boaters given a hand on the Oxford Canal

14th Sep 2010

British Waterways’ and representatives from the Inland Waterways Association will officially open the newly automated lift bridge on the Oxford Canal at Thrupp today.

British Waterways BW has completed a £40k bridge improvement project on the Oxford Canal. The project, to fully automate a lift bridge located near the canal side village . . . → Read More: Single boaters given a hand on the Oxford Canal

Maintenance | Stoppages | Waterway News

BW winter stoppage programme on waterscape

9th Sep 2010

British Waterways has finalised its winter stoppage programme, which has now been published exclusively on waterscape.

This year’s programme of planned engineering works has benefited from British Waterways’ largest ever consultation on the stoppage schedule with canal users.

Early May saw the organisation release its first draft of the stoppage programme, which . . . → Read More: BW winter stoppage programme on waterscape

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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

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Lock sharing plan to save Kennet and Avon canal water

Users of the Kennet and Avon canal in Wiltshire are being encouraged to share a lock in an attempt to save water.

British Waterways is placing signs along the route from Caen Hill, Devizes, to Bath asking people to think about the measure.

Waterways manager Mark Stevens said using less water will not be the . . . → Read More: Lock sharing plan to save Kennet and Avon canal water

Maintenance | Waterway News

BW Maintenance Boats

We are all grateful for the work that the BW maintenance crews do and when I come across them I make a point of waving and exchanging a few friendly words. Nevertheless, I do sometimes come across examples of poor mooring practice. No doubt some examples are due to vandals releasing lines but others I . . . → Read More: BW Maintenance Boats

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Water Watch – August 2010

Waterscape brings you the latest information on the condition of the reservoirs feeding British Waterways’ canal network.

The weather is always a favourite topic of conversation with the British Public. For those with an interest in canals and rivers it can border on obsession (with good reason). To keep you updated on how the weather’s . . . → Read More: Water Watch – August 2010

Maintenance | Waterway News

East Lancs bridge repairs wait 10 months

Thursday 12th August 2010

By Peter Magill » Burnley chief reporter

A VILLAGE bridge set to be a gateway to one of East Lancashire’s largest employment sites has been awaiting repairs for more than 10 months.

Road engineers cordoned off part of the Manchester Road bridge, over the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Hapton, last November . . . → Read More: East Lancs bridge repairs wait 10 months