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.
28 January 2015.
THE Canal & River Trust launches the 2015 Living Waterways Awards today, (Wednesday January 28). The Awards recognise the most inspiring and exciting waterway-based projects across the UK. Entries close on Friday March 13.
Led by an independent panel of experts drawn from the voluntary, environmental, arts, heritage, engineering and architecture sectors, the Living Waterways Awards celebrates the work done by individuals, communities and organisations to improve their canals and rivers, making them exciting places to live, learn and spend time.
See what”s below the water line
13 January 2015.
AN OPEN day is being held by the Canal & River Trust on Saturday January 24 at Lock 4 on the Grand Union Canal at Braunston where new lock gates are being fitted.
There will be a chance to descend steps to take a look at the historic brickwork and view the lock from a different perspective between 10am and 4pm.
Parking will be available at the Admiral Nelson Pub, Dark Lane, Daventry, Braunston NN11 7HJ, which is right next to the lock.
15 December 2014.
PONTCYSYLLTE Aqueduct, Britain’s longest, highest aqueduct is to get a facelift today Monday), courtesy of abseiling contractors working for GlandÅµr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales.
Specialist harnessed contractors from OCS Group company Fountains will carry out vital maintenance work to remove unwanted vegetation which has taken root in crevasses of the grade one listed, scheduled ancient monument.
Using trowels and other hand tools, they will dig out ivy, moss, weeds and even young saplings attacking masonry on the impressive 200-year-old structure.
30 November 2014.
MAKING use of water freight: A guide for shippers – has been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) during the FTA Freight by Water event held in Wakefield that explored water freight opportunities in the north of England.
The document provides a basic introduction to making use of water freight and is aimed at shippers of goods who might be considering water freight as a part of their supply chain solution. It covers the evaluation of how to consider potential opportunities, and the factors to be considered, as well as giving background on how the UK water freight industry operates.
6 November 2014.
NANTWICH Aqueduct, one of Cheshire’s prized scheduled monuments, is to be conserved in a £200,000 project.
Known as the ‘Gateway to Nantwich’, the aqueduct is an iconic grade II* structure, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, and which today still carries the Shropshire Union Canal over the A534 Nantwich to Chester road.
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