25 October 2014
THE Canal & River Trust has appointed Brenda Harvey as chair of its North Wales & Borders Waterways Partnership and David Hagg as chair of its South Wales & Severn Waterways Partnership. Each has been appointed for a three year term starting on 14 November.
As Partnership chairs, each will lead a group of leading local figures and experts to help deliver the regional plans for the Canal & River Trust and champion the interests of local waterways. The unpaid roles include: guiding decisions about spending; helping to develop local engagement plans; supporting external funding bids for waterway projects and; representing their region’s waterways on the Trust’s national Council.
24 October 2014
WATERWAYS Ireland is inviting submissions from all interested parties, groups and individuals before starting the development of a Heritage & Biodiversity Plan for the waterways under our care.
It particularly wants input into the issues/projects that should be addressed by a Waterways Ireland Heritage & Biodiversity Plan.
The survey will close on January 12, 2015.
- Montgomery Canal towpath improvements
- Shannon Blueway launched with a splash
- Quagga mussel discovered for first time in UK
- Plug pulled ready to start Regent's Canal repairs
- Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge reopened
- 'Neigh' bother as Kelpies Horsebox Cafe opens
- Canal & River Trust consult on mooring sales
- Boaters alerted to Calor cylinder recall
26 September 2014
Crick Marina: A Great Place To Moor
Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country, based on its quiet and central location, friendly people, realistic prices and, since 2000, its annual boat show. Visit: www.crickmarina.com
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina
16 September 2014
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is the perfect base for private and share boat owners looking for a full range of facilities. Ideally situated at the heart of Cheshire’s canal network, the established marina offers a full range of services including a well-stocked chandlery, workshops, hardstanding and brokerage all with experienced staff to carry out your work or advise you on site.
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 13th November 2014
Born in America in 1999, the Original Muck Boot Company began its journey with the sole purpose of supplying the most comfortable, high performance outdoor footwear in the market. Over the years, Muck Boot has expanded into work, farm and garden, outdoor sporting, equestrian, and casual footwear. Today, Muck Boot has built a reputation for providing the most reliable footwear that works anytime, anywhere, and in the harshest conditions. The exclusive technology and construction sets the standard for comfort and quality in outdoor footwear.
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 31st December 2014
If you are planning a trip on your boat near a Castle Marina why not bring your boat in to try our marina and services?
2 June 2014
AFTER dealing with the damage caused by the winter’s storms, Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) work party volunteers have been working alongside a group from Network Rail for a team building day.
The task was to put a pair of old lock gates to good use again at Hyde Lane Lock within the Buckingham Canal Nature Reserve near Thornborough Mill. BCS leases the reserve from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and manage it on their behalf.
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23 October 2014
IWA West Country Branch, working in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, will be continuing a project to paint around 50 metal structures at Bridgwater Docks on the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal on Saturday October 25.
These range from bollards and rings to winches and sluice gates built for use by large sea-going craft, all of which need a fresh lick of paint.
20 October 2014
THE adventures of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse will delight audiences young and old at the Puppet Theatre Barge.
Suitable for 3-8 year-olds, these two famous cousins visit each other and both experience new sights and sounds, ending up all the wiser as a result of these adventures brought to life with music, songs and rod puppets.
23 September 2014
EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This video clip explains how a boat surveyor checks a stern gear on a hull when they are doing a survey.
10 July 2014
EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This video shows Craning a new Narrowboat into the marina.
Current Issue: Nov 2014
♦ 438 boats for sale
♦ Boaters petition CRT over speeding cyclists
♦ Making waves at Maesbury
♦ Landmark celebrations at Parkhead Festival
♦ The pros and cons of composting loos
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