The bad decision

Published: Thursday, 08 December 2022

LEARNING that the metamorphosis of British Waterways into a trust caused it to rely on contractors made it a very bad decision indeed, writes T. Lang.

So it's frogs, toads, newts and other species

Published: Thursday, 08 December 2022

IN THIS time of Canal & River Trust scrambling to get cash and being so unsuccessful, its effort is now for the benefit of frogs, toads, newts and other species, writes Julie Warne.

All have to live with a change in maintenance responsiveness

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2022

OF COURSE, every boater wants any obstacle to full navigation either to be pre-empted by preventative maintenance or to be repaired as close to instantaneously as physically possible. And why not? Asks Mike Todd.

Stoppages so far this week

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2022

THERE have been just two stoppages so far this week.

It had to happen

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2022

A WOMAN has lost her life after being hit by a speeding cyclist on the Thames towpath.

Winter stoppages removed

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2022

THOUGH a six weeks stoppage on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal has been added to winter stoppages, two have been removed.

Leakage causes another winter stoppage

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2022

A BADLY leaking bank on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal has caused it to be added to the winter stoppages.

Going backwards now!

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2022

THE Canal & River Trust have perhaps discovered a new way of handling stoppages—doing them backwards!

Can't blame trust for contractors and tendering

Published: Monday, 05 December 2022

WHILE I agree with Victor that putting the maintenance of the waterways in the hands of contractors was the worst decision ever, I cannot wholly blame Canal & River Trust for that decision, writes Giles Williams.

No decent and timely repairs being done

Published: Monday, 05 December 2022

AGREE with you, Canal & River Trust are clearly unable to get anyone to do decent and timely repairs, writes Alan Baker.