15 June 2015
ESSENTIAL repairs are due to be carried out to Acton Swing Bridge, near Northwich, for two weeks from today (Monday June 15).
The bridge, which carries the A49 road over the River Weaver, will be reduced to a single lane, managed by temporary traffic lights, from today to Friday 19 June. Following this, the works will be completed in night time lane closures, with the road fully open during the daytime.
24 May 2015.
THE Canal & River Trust has appointed Vicky Martin as its new waterway manager for canals in the South East of England.
She will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the waterways which includes looking after the whole length of the Grand Union Canal from Rickmansworth to Leicester and the entire Oxford Canal.
18 May 2015.
ANIMAL conservation enthusiasts from the South of England will take part in a 187 mile walk to raise awareness and funds to support endangered African species from May 22.
Dubbed the ‘Thames Path Migration’, volunteers will march along the River Thames from London Thames Barrier to the source at Kemble, Gloucestershire.
6 May 2015.
A NEW automated weir has been installed on the River Kennet, to help regulate water levels through Newbury’s historic town centre.
The weir, known as a radial gate, has been installed at Greenham Mill by the Canal & River Trust.
27 April 2015.
THE St Richard’s Boat and Car Festival will take place around Droitwich Spa town centre and Vines Park over the three days of the early May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday to Monday May 2-4.
Celebrating the life of the Spa’s patron saint it offers attractions to suit all ages ranging from boat trips on the Droitwich Canal to mediaeval re-enactments and live entertainment.
26 March 2015.
THE Goole-based Yorkshire Waterways Museum has opened for the summer season weekends despite being under immediate threat of closure.
Since news of its predicament was announced last week, the charity has been able to raise £30,000 towards the £50,000 it requires to remove the initial threat.
25 March 2015.
THE increasingly popular Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been given a major boost, thanks to improvement works totalling £33,000.
A 500m stretch near Hazel Grove has benefitted from repaired sections of towpath, widened entrances, planting of a new landscaped area with native species and improved signage.
24 March 2015.
A TEAM of volunteers have helped transform an 800-metre stretch of towpath on the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal, by smoothing-over dozens of troublesome potholes.
They carried out the work with the Canal & River Trust and Groundwork, as part of a Towpath Taskforce group that regularly provides opportunities for people to improve the canal.
24 February 2015.
PEOPLE in London with a love of walking and cycling are being called on to volunteer and help make the capital’s increasingly busy canal towpaths even more pleasant places to visit.
The Canal & River Trust is hoping to recruit 30 new Towpath Rangers in the build up to the spring.
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