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Inshore Craft

A ‘must have’ volume for traditional boat enthusiasts Reviewer: Harry Arnold WHAT have inshore craft – the traditional smaller boats based at and built at the many ports around the coastline of the British...

Final work party of 2016 at Purdy’s Marsh

NORTH Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust volunteers enjoy some hot Mulled Wine whilst nibbling mince pies and sausage rolls on their final work party of 2016! The area concerned is locally called Purdy’s Marsh and...

Working in the woods

THE Uppermill Community Association’s first UCAN Project Day of 2017 focused on cutting back of dead vegetation in the wooded area under Limekiln lock. This previously unused and overgrown land space is benefiting from...

Support sought for environmental petitions

BOATERS are being urged to support two petitions currently doing the rounds. Friends of the Earth are campaigning against HS2 which they claim will cost around £60 billion of public money and destroy the...

Dredging project completed on Leicester section

THE Canal & River Trust, has recently completed a £250,000 project to dredge part of the Leicester section of the Grand Union Canal. Work focused on areas along the waterways where boaters were having...

Boat owners survey for 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is launching its 2017 national Boat Owners’ Views Survey, which is sent out to a third of its boat licence holders, and is calling on boaters to make their...

Land & Water wins 10-year dredging contract

THE Canal & River Trust has awarded its national dredging contract to carry out essential dredging works on its 200-year-old waterway network in England and Wales to Land & Water Services Ltd following a...

Mike Grimes to leave the Canal & River Trust

THE Canal & River Trust is seeking a new head of boating following the resignation of Mike Grimes. He will be working up until Easter with the recruitment process for his replacement starting immediately....

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