Work on the Monty

Published: Monday, 28 June 2010

A TEAM of seven members of the Shropshire Union Canal Society met for an extra day onto their normal working party schedule last week.

Towpath for school route

Published: Monday, 28 June 2010

AN AREA of the towpath around Sandwell along the Rushall Canal has been upgraded to allow children to cycle to school from the Yew Tree Estate.

Boat closes Caen Hill Flight

Published: Saturday, 26 June 2010

CAEN HILL Flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal will be closed for the next 11 days, caused by a boat damaging lock gates.

Drunk man saved

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010
A DRUNK man who had stumbled into the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Selly Oak was saved by a paramedic.

Fire risk of bullseyes

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

IN SUMMER, boats with domed-decklights, could be at risk from fires breaking out in strong sunlight, and will now be checked  as part of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS), and any charring will result in a fail.

Garish and unnecessary barrier

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

A BARRIER installed at an Avon lock has been described as a  ‘garish and unnecessary' safety feature.

Camping by the locks

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

THREE locks on the Thames have been publicised as ideal places to pitch a tent and camp out.

Another Stroud obstruction to go

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

A NEW bridge to replace the obstruction on the Stroud Canal at Upper Mills Industrial Estate in Stonehouse, has  been approved.

The one that didn't get away

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

ALAN Mack just couldn't believe his eyes when he  landed the fish he had caught in the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester.

Canal flasher strikes again

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

THE flasher on the Wyrley and Essington Canal towpath, has still not been caught, having exposed himself to a woman again.