30 July 2015
VOLUNTEERS are being invited to support a vital ecological project across the Rochdale and Huddersfield Canals in a bid to protect the increasingly rare Floating Water Plantain, Luronium natans.
Native only to Europe, its populations are thought to be in steady decline since the turn of the century as many of its natural habitats have been lost or lacked management.
29 July 2015
WORK to protect kingfishers, otters, dragonflies and other aquatic life has received a welcome boost after a project to improve water quality on canals and rivers across the Midlands won a national award.
The project, carried out by a team of 30 volunteers from across the Midlands, has been announced as a winner of the Canal & River Trust’s 2015 Waterways Alive Awards.
- New maintenance boat for Grand Western Canal rangers
- New appointments to Navigation Advisory Group
- Canal & River Trust to reach new audiences with summer campaign
- A record year of success
- Living Waterways Awards finalists announced
- Tackling the weed taking over London's canals
- UK waterways see 30% rise in visits
- Paddle pawl design contributes to near sinking of narrowboat
- Safety railings to be installed on Marple Aqueduct
- Revamped Caledonian Canal Centre reopens
30 June 2015
10 Top Tips for having boat insurance
Haven Hints are designed to provide useful information on a range of topics in easy ‘Ten Top Tips’ format to help boat owners. This clip highlights the importance of having the right boat insurance and why and when you might need it.
When is boat insurance compulsory? Is your boat insured when being towed on the road? Why should you have Third Party Cover? What happens if you take your boat abroad - or plan a single-handed voyage? Haven’s Top Ten Tips for having boat insurance answers all these questions - and more….
Haven Hints are also available in a FREE pocket-sized printed booklet - Click Here to request your copy http://www.boat-zone.com/haven-hints-booklet/
CLOSING DATE: Monday, 31st August 2015
Let's be frank. There's nothing more frustrating than a bump to your car. It can happen to the best of us and it's always at the most inconvenient time possible. As if that wasn't annoying enough, you find out that you can't use your car for another 3 weeks.
20 May 2015
By navigating through various sections of the boat, you are given access to a timeline summary explaining how boating technology such as radar and life jackets have developed over the years and what the latest technological development has been. Click Here>>
1 April 2015
Janet Richardson visits the Canal & River Trust’s most northerly outpost
BELIEVED to be the only Canal & River Trust navigation without a narrowboat to its name, the River Tees flows for 85 miles from its source at Cross Fell in the North Pennines to reach the North Sea between Hartlepool and Redcar.
It used to be tidal for 21km (around 13 miles) until the Tees Barrage was built in the early 1990s between the industrial towns of Middlesbrough with its iconic Transporter Bridge and Stockton-on-Tees, starting point for the world’s first public railway, to protect them from flooding and the effects of tidal change.
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31 July 2015
MALSWICK House, a traditional country pub in Malswick, Newent, Gloucestershire, will be celebrating its re-opening from 5pm tonight (Friday, 31st July 2015), following its extensive refurbishment
The evening will provide the perfect start to the weekend, incorporating a hog roast and live music from 7pm.
30 July 2015
JUST three weeks after work began to create the River Nene’s newest riverside marina at Earls Barton in Northamptonshire, the dates for four open weekends have now been confirmed.
White Mills marina which is a 141- berth purpose built marina will be hosting open days over the following weekends:
Saturday and Sunday August 8-9; 22-23; September 5-6 and 19-20, open each day from 10am-4pm.
22 July 2015
EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are over 50 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This month we look at the tiller bar on a narrowboat.
22 June 2015
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 month's video features Darren Williams www.dwcanalboatsignwritter.co.uk painting coachlines onto a new boat getting it ready for sale.
Current Issue: August 2015
Volunteer of the Year: Still time to nominate your choice
New boater on the ropes
The best of Braunston
Crick Show boat review
373 boats for sale
Historic aqueduct carries men and machines to stop canal leak
Van appeal making progress
Princess opens extension
Recycling bin roll-out
• Next issue on sale: August 27, 2015