Boat trips at Whitchurch

31 August 2015

THE Small Tasks Team Volunteers will be operating free boat trips at the Whitchurch Waterway Rally over the weekend of September 5-6 on the Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal at Chemistry.
The free entry event is open from 10am-4pm each day and there will also be lots of stalls and entertainment as well as a dog show at 2pm on the Sunday afternoon.

 

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Cruising on the Chesterfield Canal

Cruising on the Chesterfield Canal

11 August 2015.

SUMMER cruises will continue on the Chesterfield Canal with six-hour trips on board the John Varley on August 15 and 29; £20/£15. Booking essential, ring 01629 533020.

It will be running walk-up trips every Sunday from Tapton Lock, plus Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Derbyshire school holidays. Elevenses and Afternoon Tea cruises take place on Fridays throughout August, £12 per person, ring 01629 533020  for details and bookings

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First canal to achieve green flag

First canal to achieve green flag

31 July 2015.

THE Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire has become the first canal to be awarded Keep Britain Tidy’s coveted Green Flag Award - the mark of a quality green space.

The 26 mile canal is one of 239 parks and green spaces across the North West to fly the flag, after being judged to be some of the best in the country.

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Canal Crafts Day at Hawne Basin

20 July 2015.

YOUNG people aged from 8 to 16 years can try their hands at traditional canal crafts at Hawne Basin at Halesowen on the BCN on Wednesday July 29.

Activities will include spider web embroidery, rose and castle painting, rag-rugging, fender making, rope work and scumbling from 10am-3pm.

Cost £5 per person, for more information contact Mick at adventure.club@outlook.com or call 07447 497765.

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New home for national Shire Horse show

New home for national Shire Horse show

19 July 2015.

NEXT year's Shire Horse Society National Show will take place at a new venue - Bingley Hall in the centre of Staffordshire County Showground.

The move is being made to cater for increasing visitor numbers to the show, who are keen to support the iconic breed which a few decades ago was in danger of dying out.

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Love your dog and your boat?

18 July 2015.

CASTLE Marinas Ltd is inviting its dog-owning customers to enter a photo competition with the chance to win one of five Doggie Delight Hampers.
They are being asked to send in, by email, their best quality photographs of themselves with their dogs and their boats.
 

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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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