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Environment | Maintenance | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

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

Environment | Maintenance | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

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

Maintenance | Waterway News | Wildlife

Rescue operation for fish on Leeds & Liverpool canal

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

Maintenance | Regeneration | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Oxford Canal overhaul on the right path

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

Maintenance | Waterway News

Wigan Flight closed for a day

Boats lined up waiting to use the Wigan flight on the morning of July5th didn’t get started as it there was something wrong with a gate on the top lock.

No stoppage notice was posted by BW North West so official details are not known but the 6 boats waiting at the bottom lock were . . . → Read More: Wigan Flight closed for a day

Maintenance | Waterway News

Rochdale Canal could run out of water

Date published: 30/06/2010

Pennine Waterways News has today (Wednesday 30 June 2010) reported that the Rochdale Canal could run out of water in August unless there is significant rainfall before then.

They have reported that a warning has been issued from British Waterways’ Manchester and Pennine area manager David Baldacchino.

As the North West experiences . . . → Read More: Rochdale Canal could run out of water

Maintenance | Politics | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Inland Waterways: Repairs and Maintenance

Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Written answers and statements, 23 June 2010

Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure British Waterways has incurred on maintaining and developing waterway network infrastructure in each of the last 10 years; what proportion of such expenditure was . . . → Read More: Inland Waterways: Repairs and Maintenance