3 September 2015
THE Waterways Ombudsman has announced that the service has been unconditionally approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute as a Consumer ADR body under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015.
The new legislation, which came into force on 9 July 2015, means that all dispute resolution providers must be certified by a government approved Competent Authority to operate within the sectors they serve.
- RBOA objects to mooring plans
- Queen's Award for Ladybird Boat Trust
- Devizes Running Club takes first steps on new towpath
- Teenagers take over Twitter at Dudley Canal Tunnel
- Rare floating water plant rejuvenated
- Handing over the tiller pin
- Time for tea at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- West Midlands canals to play part in transport revolution
- IWA supports Winsford Festival
- ECS to build weir gates for Thames structure
24 August 2015
Marine Eco Gloss Surface Correction Kit
If your painted surfaces of you boat are dull or milky then this is the kit for you. It is a 3 part system that is environmentally friendly and does what you want it to do, namely bring your dull & milky paintwork back up to a high gloss for up to 5 years WITHOUT first removing the dull surface. Don't believe us? Then watch the video.
(For vessels up to & including 75 feet length)
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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4 September 2015
THE new Chesterfield Canal cuckoo boat Dawn Rose will be on show at Retford Heritage Day, Saturday September 12, just above Town Lock.
It will be towed there from Shireoaks on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th and will return on Sunday 13th and Monday 14th. This will be a fantastic opportunity to see it in motion, going through Worksop, Osberton, Ranby and Forest Locks etc.
2 September 2015
‘OVER and Under the Hill’ is an exciting heritage event organised by the Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership.
Join a guided walk over the top of Blisworth Canal Tunnel from Stoke Bruerne to Blisworth and ride back through the tunnel on trip boat Charlie with a commentary about the construction of the nearly two mile long 200 year old canal tunnel, or vice-versa, boat to Blisworth and walk back across the top. The event forms part of Northamptonshire County Council’s Twenty Million Steps annual challenge.
26 August 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 Blacking a Narrowboat 1 - Hauling out a narrowboat.
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.
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
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