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Canal & River Trust to recruit welfare officer

26 August 2014

THE Canal & River Trust has created a new Welfare Officer post to help the charity support boaters in need.
The role, which is currently being advertised, will cover developing policy about boater welfare and establishing a network of external organisations that can provide local support, as well as acting as a point of contact for staff who are concerned about the wellbeing of particular boaters.
The post forms part of the Trust’s strategy around supporting vulnerable boaters.

 

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Save up to 30% on end-of-summer holidays afloat

26 August 2014

WATERWAYS Holidays has savings of up to 30% on holidays afloat at the end of August, aiming to cap a fantastic summer for the leading specialist agency.

“With a 1 September start to the new school term, we have some amazing deals for boat hire starting the last weekend of August and first few days of September,” says managing director Nigel Richards.

 

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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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Take a walk on the wild side

26 August 2014

A FAMILY friendly Wildlife Safari will take place at Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal on Thursday (August 28).

Learn how to become a nature tracker and spot signs of shy wildlife such as voles or hedgehogs or find out where to look for kingfishers.

 

 

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Videos

Whilton Marina: Craning a new Narrowboat into the marina

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.

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