There have been 25 sinkings related to cill hang-ups in the past 10 years. Many hire operators and private boaters are aware of the risks but cill related sinkings continue to happen. Another incident occurred recently when a hired narrowboat sunk negotiating a lock. The incident happened when travelling downhill through the lock chamber. . . . → Read More: Cill Related Sinkings – A Reminder
Nick Brown, the legal officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association, today abandoned his claim for judicial review of Canal & River Trust’s ‘Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring’.
At the end of the first morning of the two day hearing at the High Court, after comments from Mr Justice Lewis in respect of . . . → Read More: STATEMENT: Nick Brown v. Canal & River Trust
The Canal & River Trust is partnering with English Heritage on a national pilot project which could significantly improve the way national custodians of heritage, such as the Trust, are able to look after the listed buildings and structures in their care.
This spring the Trust and English Heritage will run a stakeholder consultation on . . . → Read More: English Heritage and Canal & River Trust pilot nationwide heritage project
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IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
Issue date: 16th January 2014
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has issued new advice on towpath cycling in response to the increase in demand for new or continuing use of canal and river towpaths as cycle routes.
IWA acknowledges the wider benefits of encouraging the population to cycle . . . → Read More: IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
In the past I signed one or two petitions promoted by 38 Degrees but more recently haven’t found any to which I could relate. So having seen the title of ‘Stop Evicting Disabled, Elderly and Vulnerable Boat Dwellers’ I became immediately interested.
However, having read the proposition and known personally manny of the representatives of . . . → Read More: The 38 Degrees Petition….CRT’s View
A consultation will begin this week to ask people for their views on strengthening the electoral process to the Canal & River Trust’s governing Council.
The Council was formed 18 months ago ahead of the launch of the Canal & River Trust and has an important role in helping to shape policy, raise and debate . . . → Read More: Consultation launched to strengthen Canal & River Trust Council elections
A new super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery… if we managed it correctly and encouraged newcomers to use it.
A new super canal stretching from Scotland to London could become Britain’s biggest fishery.
The project has been tabled by engineering consultants Aecom and its main purpose would be to transport water between . . . → Read More: Super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery
After its legal and corporate services director Nigel Johnson announced plans to retire, the Canal & River Trust has appointed its first general counsel.
Nigel will be replaced by the Trust’s current head of legal, Jackie Lewis. Having joined British Waterways in 2001 and being promoted into the head of legal role in 2007, she . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust appoints new General Counsel