Partnership chairs appointed in two regions

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.


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Waterways Ireland consults on Heritage & Biodiversity Plan

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.


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Feature Articles

There’s life in the old lock gates yet!

There’s life in the old lock gates yet!

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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What's On

Bridgwater & Taunton work party

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.

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Whilton Marina: Checking a Stern Gear on a Hull Survey

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.

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