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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

Heritage | Maintenance | Restoration | Waterway News

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

Restoration | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Pocklington Canal - work ‘could start next year’

Published on Monday 19 September 2011 11:53

WORK could begin as early as next year to clear miles of overgrown canal which could eventually link Pocklington in Yorkshire’s East Riding back into the region’s historic waterways.

A study into restoring the abandoned section of Pocklington Canal between Canal Head and Melbourne has been given “overwhelming” . . . → Read More: Pocklington Canal – work ‘could start next year’

Restoration | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Canal Project Manager wanted with Stroud District Council

£33M OF INVESTMENT; FAR FROM A DROP IN THE OCEAN

Canal Project Manager

£66,783 p.a. + benefits. Based Stroud, Gloucestershire

Your job is to deliver 6 miles of navigable water through an industrial heritage conservation area within budget and on time. You will be mindful of its carbon footprint, environmental impacts and renewable energy opportunities. . . . → Read More: Canal Project Manager wanted with Stroud District Council

Restoration | Waterway Communities

Droitwich Canal Opening Will Be Music To Your Ears!

24/05/2011

A new era begins in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, this summer with the completion of a 35-year project to re-open the town’s canals.

Originally the Droitwich barge canal was built by James Brindley and opened in 1771. It served the Droitwich salt industry, linking the town to the river Severn and the world beyond. . . . → Read More: Droitwich Canal Opening Will Be Music To Your Ears!

Restoration | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

DEFRA announces £110 million revamp for England’s rivers

A £110 million revamp which will bring more otters, salmon and other fish back to England’s rivers was announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today.

The money will be used to kick start restoration worth at least £600 million to improve the health of more than 880 lakes, streams and other water bodies, while boosting . . . → Read More: DEFRA announces £110 million revamp for England’s rivers

Restoration | Waterway Communities

Petitioners ask Derbyshire council for £200k to turn canal into tourist draw

By chris mallett cmallett@derbytelegraph.co.uk

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for a stretch of a Derbyshire waterway to be cleaned up so it can be used by tourists and school children.

Friends of Cromford Canal has more than 650 signatures from people urging Derbyshire County Council to help foot the estimated £200,000 bill . . . → Read More: Petitioners ask Derbyshire council for £200k to turn canal into tourist draw

Restoration | Waterway Communities

Burslem canal restoration - New group formed to take the scheme forward.

SUPPORTERS of a canal restoration project have agreed to form a not-for-profit group to take the scheme forward.

The group met at Burslem’s School of Art to work towards creating a new organisation to back the Burslem Port Project, which aims to restore the old Burslem Branch Canal, in Middleport.

It was decided the team . . . → Read More: Burslem canal restoration – new charitable group to take the scheme forward.

Restoration | Waterway News

Work underway on the Junction Canal to complete Droitwich ring

29 October 2010

The Mid Worcestershire ring stands on the verge of completion with work getting underway on the last section of the Droitwich Canals Restoration Project.

The canal restoration work, along the River Salwarpe between Swan Drive and Vines Park in Droitwich, will connect the Droitwich Barge Canal and Droitwich Junction Canal.

British Waterways . . . → Read More: Work underway on the Junction Canal to complete Droitwich ring

Restoration | Waterway Communities

Campaigners celebrate victory for Purton Hulks

Saturday 25th September 2010

* By Claire Marshall »

MARITIME heritage enthusiasts are celebrating a “momentous” victory after a significant historical site was given protection for the future.

The Purton Hulks, a collection of shipwrecked boats that sit on the shore of the River Severn, have been formally adopted by British Waterways after 12 years . . . → Read More: Campaigners celebrate victory for Purton Hulks