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Canal & River Trust | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Richard Parry - CRT's New CEO Sets a New Approach

The new head of the Canal and River Trust, which became a charity last year, sets a new approach from the top by actually making an effort to meet users, ground staff & volunteers and listen to their views.

. . . → Read More: Richard Parry – CRT’s New CEO Sets a New Approach

Canal & River Trust | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Association of Continuous Cruisers

The Association of Continuous Cruisers is a newly-formed independent organisation, officially launching on the 27th September 2013. As well as providing support and advice to its members, the Association intends to advocate for the interests of all its members.

Britain’s 5,000 continuous cruisers enjoy a lifestyle that is distinctive due to both the benefits and . . . → Read More: Association of Continuous Cruisers

Canal & River Trust | Regeneration | Waterway Communities | Waterway Issue | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Judge declares Leeds Canal-side planning policies ‘unlawful’

By Court reporter Thursday, 26 September 2013

Leeds City Council’s attempts to protect the city’s historic canal-side from housing development have suffered a major setback after a High Court judge declared two council planning policies ‘unlawful’.

The council was sent back to the drawing board when a judge declared unlawful the crucial planning policies designed . . . → Read More: Judge declares Leeds Canal-side planning policies ‘unlawful’

Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust Seeks New Members for Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership

18 September

The Canal & River Trust – the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales – is recruiting three additional members for its Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership.

The Waterway Partnership plays a key part in shaping how the Kennet & Avon Canal and the Bridgwater & Taunton . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Seeks New Members for Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership

Canal & River Trust | Maintenance | Restoration | Waterway Communities

Canal & River Trust - Restoring Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge

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

Activities | Licensing | Liveaboards | Maintenance | Politics | Waterway Politics

Stop the EU taking away right to use Red Diesel from leisure boaters on the Inland Waterways

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

Activities | Canal & River Trust | Environment | Waterway Communities | Wildlife

Help create a one mile stretch of water vole friendly habitat on the Kennet & Avon Canal, near Pewsey

The Canal & River Trust is asking the public to help it create a one mile stretch of water vole friendly habitat on the Kennet & Avon Canal, near Pewsey.

Join the Canal & River Trust’s ecologist, Oda Dijksterhuis, on the canal bank near Pewsey next Thursday 9 August. 10.30am – 12noon.

Oda . . . → Read More: Help create a one mile stretch of water vole friendly habitat on the Kennet & Avon Canal, near Pewsey

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Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

At the Court of Appeal on 23 July 2013, Lord Justice Jackson confirmed the decisions of three previous judges not to give permission to argue four out of the five issues raised by Nick Brown in his claim for a judicial review of the Canal & River Trust’s ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’.

. . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

Canal & River Trust | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

IWA Briefing Note - Red Diesel

The IWA has issued the following Briefing Note about Red Diesel

The briefing note sets out The Inland Waterways Association’s views on proposed changes to the use of red diesel on the inland waterways of the United Kingdom.

IWA is concerned about a recent announcement by the European Commission challenging UK laws which currently allow . . . → Read More: IWA Briefing Note – Red Diesel

Canal & River Trust | Politics | Waterway Politics

UK to Challenge European Commission Over Red Diesel

On 24th July, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs indicated that the UK Government intends to challenge the Reasoned Opinion issued by the European Commission in May. A challenge, which is supported by IWA.

The Reasoned Opinion was issued by the Commission in support of its formal request that the United Kingdom amend its legislation “to . . . → Read More: UK to Challenge European Commission Over Red Diesel