Comment—The state of the waterways

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

IT WAS just three weeks ago that we included the State of the waterways category in the Gallery, but in that time it has attracted more photographs than any of the other categories that have been there for over a year!

On the 'Monty'

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

THE Shropshire Union Canal Society Hit Squad descended on the hamlet of Maesbury on Wednesday  23rd June to repair some of the very well used mooring rings and to install a new access gate to enable the canoes to be transported to the canal edge by a slightly easier route, Paul Mills writes.

'River needs maintenance'

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

THE latest complaint about the lack of work by the Environment Agency on the River Great Ouse is from a former controller who complains it badly needs maintenance.

Past, present and future

Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

IT WILL be a past, present and future theme this weekend (26th and 27th June) at the Tom Rolt Centenary Rally at Tower Wharf, Chester.

Cycleway for the Montgomery

Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A LENGTH of towpath on the Montgomery Canal will be officially  opened this week as a cycleway that 'forms a small but significant part of a leisure route linking the heartlands of Powys with the shores of Cardigan Bay at Aberystwyth'.

Locking the hard way

Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

IF YOU are cruising the Weaver don't expect those mechanised lock gates to swing open gracefully for you to pass through.

Improving Tower Wharf

Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A SMALL tasks team of six members of  the Shropshire Union Canal Society met up at Tower Wharf at Chester and set about some enhancement and refurbishment work.

Little interest in Red Bull opening

Published: Monday, 21 June 2010

THERE has been little interest in Red Bull office opening hours on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Writing to them

Published: Monday, 21 June 2010

IT WAS marvellous to hear that Alan Tilbury's MP, unprompted, will ask a parliamentary question regarding the waterways minister's plans for BW (Piling on the pressure, 19th June 2010), writes Allan Richards.

No swan on the menu

Published: Monday, 21 June 2010

A CHEF admitted killing a swan on the River Great Ouse at   Bedford, just missing going to jail.