Towpath Talk

River Canal Rescue to speak at Flood Expo 2017

RIVER Canal Rescue (RCR) is speaking at this year’s Flood Expo– the world’s biggest flood prevention exhibition and conference – explaining how boat salvage and recovery keeps the UK inland waterways clear, manages flood...

Spring flowers under the Limekiln Viaduct

WITH Spring well and truly under way, the Uppermill Community Association (UCAN) activities have been focused on weeding and further tidying of the area where it planted wild flowers last autumn under the Limekiln Viaduct and Wade...

New Reach never better thanks to volunteers

AT ITS recent AGM,  the New Reach Working Group at Halesworth, Suffolk, reviewed the progress that has been made over the past twelve months. Recently, Millennium Green volunteers have cleared fences and hedges and...

Boat dwellers march in defence of their homes

AROUND 200 boat dwellers from all over the waterways marched recently in a national Boats Are Homes demonstration organised in protest against Canal & River Trust (CRT) eviction policy. The boaters marched to number...

Improvements to London’s waterways

THE Canal & River Trust has been making boating better in London over the past year for the record numbers of people on the capital’s waterways. Improvements in 2016/17 include new mooring rings and...

Inaugural ‘Boats in Bloom’ awards launched

“IT’s blooming marvellous on the waterways” says the Canal & River Trust as it celebrates green-fingered boaters and waterside gardeners. The charity is launching its first-ever ‘Boats in Bloom’ awards to say thank you...

Planet Light Ship to be restored

THE Canal & River Trust has announced that it has received a credible offer for Planet Light Ship from someone who will restore her and then make her available for sale.  The Trust has...

TV licensing reminder for boat owners

WITH increasing numbers deciding to choose a life on water, TV Licensing is urging boat dwellers to ensure they are correctly licensed to watch TV. More than a quarter of today’s 33,000 boats moored...

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