August 2023


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Inside this month’s Towpath Talk…

Government funding cuts put future of nation’s historic canals at risk

The Canal & River Trust has issued a stark warning that government funding cuts mean the nation’s much-loved canal network is at risk of closures.

Up for the challenge on the Chesterfield Canal

Exciting plans for the Staveley Town Basin were unveiled at a business event hosted by the Chesterfield Canal Society on the eve of its recent canal festival.

Hot weather greets visitors to Braunston Historic Boat Rally

Many of this year’s outdoor events have been blessed with good weather and this year’s Braunston Historic Boat Rally was no exception.

Opening the way for boats and tourism benefits

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many organisations. Sally Clifford chats to members of Pocklington Canal Amenity Society about their ambitious plans for the future.

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