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.
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.
- Save up to 30% on end-of-summer holidays afloat
- RCR picks up the pieces
- Grounding warning from River Canal Rescue
- IWA announces 2015 Northampton Festival of Water
- Canal & River Trust introduces new moorings initiative
- Walking 'the full Monty'
- Gloucester Docks location for Disney movie
- Civic send-off for charity walker
- More money for dredging projects
- European Commission takes UK to court over red diesel
20 January 2014
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CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 31st December 2014
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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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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.
26 August 2014
AS PART of a major £650,000 repair project to the Tees Barrage, the Canal & River Trust is inviting members of the public to explore what lurks beneath this unique waterway structure during a public open day this weekend.
On Saturday 30 August, visitors will be able to get a rare insight into the inner workings of this modern waterway landmark by venturing deep into one of the barrage’s chambers. They will be able to see the structure’s hydraulic rams up close; join special tours around the fish pass; get rare access into the control tower and learn more about the fascinating white water course construction.
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.
6 June 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 Craig Allen carrying out a hull survey.
Current Issue: Sep 2014
♦ 509 boats for sale
♦ Reader Offer: Free weekend berth at Castle Marina
♦ Bride and groom in boat hijack!
♦ Seven miles from land
♦ From narrowboat to barrow boat
♦ Cash boost for canal dredging
♦ Keeping heritage skills alive
♦ Anniversary water festival
♦ Sharing mooring sites
• Next issue on sale: September 25, 2014