Investing in the future of the River Thames

29 August 2014

THE Environment Agency is investing nearly £1.8 million this autumn and winter as part of a programme of works to maintain and replace navigation structures on the River Thames.
The investment, which will take place between September 2014 and March 2015 is needed to maintain the River Thames as a reliable premier navigation for boaters and all visitors to enjoy safely.

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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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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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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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