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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hundreds of fish are being relocated from water-starved sections of the partially closed Leeds & Liverpool canal.
A 60-mile stretch of the canal between Wigan and Gargrave was closed to boats last week to save water because of drought conditions.
Up to 3,000 fish in water pools in Gargrave, North Yorkshire, are being moved to . . . → Read More: Rescue operation for fish on Leeds & Liverpool canal
6:10pm Thursday 5th August 2010
By Chris Buratta »
WORK to overhaul the Oxford Canal towpath in Jericho is set to begin this week, marking the latest stage in four years of waterway improvements across the city.
The path connecting Isis Lock and Walton Well Road will be resurfaced in a project costing £115,000.
Passing . . . → Read More: Oxford Canal overhaul on the right path