Towpath Talk

Continuous cruising – a new approach from the RBOA

THE Residential Boat Owners’ Association (RBOA) has issued the following statement as a new approach to the current issues around boats without a home mooring which it maintains could be considered by Navigation Authorities....

Kennet across the Mersey

LEEDS & Liverpool short boat Kennet returned to Liverpool this week having spent the winter at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, writes Colin Wareing. Built as a cargo carrying vessel, she is...

What’s at the bottom of the canal?

AT AN annual cost of £1 million to clean up after litter-happy Britons – from blow up dolls to shopping trolleys – the Canal & River Trust is saying enough is enough. This winter...

River Canal Rescue to speak at Flood Expo 2017

RIVER Canal Rescue (RCR) is speaking at this year’s Flood Expo– the world’s biggest flood prevention exhibition and conference – explaining how boat salvage and recovery keeps the UK inland waterways clear, manages flood...

Spring flowers under the Limekiln Viaduct

WITH Spring well and truly under way, the Uppermill Community Association (UCAN) activities have been focused on weeding and further tidying of the area where it planted wild flowers last autumn under the Limekiln Viaduct and Wade...

New Reach never better thanks to volunteers

AT ITS recent AGM,  the New Reach Working Group at Halesworth, Suffolk, reviewed the progress that has been made over the past twelve months. Recently, Millennium Green volunteers have cleared fences and hedges and...

Boat dwellers march in defence of their homes

AROUND 200 boat dwellers from all over the waterways marched recently in a national Boats Are Homes demonstration organised in protest against Canal & River Trust (CRT) eviction policy. The boaters marched to number...

Beaulieu celebrates 40th boat jumble

BEAULIEU celebrates its 40th Boatjumble on Sunday April 23 as the biggest and best one-stop shop for boating enthusiasts. To mark the landmark event children under 12 will be given free admission to the...

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