Essential repair work to Acton Swing Bridge

Essential repair work to Acton Swing Bridge

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.

 

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From Orbit to the South-East canals

From Orbit to the South-East canals

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.

 

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Migration along the Thames Path

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.

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'Robo Weir' to keep Newbury's water flowing

'Robo Weir' to keep Newbury's water flowing

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.
 

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Festival to revive old tradition

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.
 

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Treasures from the Chesterfield Canal archives

Treasures from the Chesterfield Canal archives

21 April 2015.

THE Chesterfield Canal Trust will be showing some of the treasures from its archive at Hollingwood Hub on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26.

The event is free and will run from 10am- 4pm each day.
 

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Under threat Yorkshire Museum opens for summer season weekends

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.
 

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Investment in Alperton canal towpath

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.

 

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Dozens of potholes filled-in on Slough canal towpath

Dozens of potholes filled-in on Slough canal towpath

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.
 

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Cycling and walking 'rangers' wanted for London's canal towpaths

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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Current Issue: July 2015

Issue July 2015

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Boats and so much more at the Ricky Festival
Focus on Freight
In search of Nessie
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New catch design could make locks safer for boaters
Stand for CRT's ruling council
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