Easter Fenland report

Published: Friday, 22 April 2011

OVER one of the coldest winters on record, new moorings have been installed on the Old River Nene at West End Park in March., writes Kelvin Alexander-Duggan.

Pressure to reopen boaters' pub

Published: Thursday, 21 April 2011

WITH a very bad winter and little boat traffic, the landlord at the Nag's Head at Abingdon by the side of the Thames put up the shutters in January, but boaters want it open again.

Not quite the relief of Mafeking

Published: Thursday, 21 April 2011

BUT for many months the service block at Wheaton Aston on the Shropshire Union Canal has suffered from on and off closures, writes Brian Holmes.

A ‘wee dram' to help

Published: Thursday, 21 April 2011

THERE is one thing that can be said about the members of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust—they are never short of ideas to raise cash to help its waterway restoration.

Licence evasion success

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

SINCE March 2010 the licence evasion rates have remained stable British Waterways has announced.

No more BCN overnight closures

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

THE repair of Chasewater Reservoir caused overnight closures to the Birmingham Canal Navigations last year, but British Waterways has confirmed these will not be necessary this year.

Better late than never

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

NEWS that the rock fall that has been partially blocking Woodseaves cutting on the Shropshire Union Canal will finally be cleared in early May has been greeted with a mixture of relief and anger.

Email: More money gone

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

To answer Iain Powell's question about the closure of the Oxford Canal, the canal will be leased to the contractor for 10 days and if he gets the job done sooner, he collects a bonus. More money gone from the maintenance budget!

Basingstoke Canal pollution

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

THAMES Water has been fined for allowing raw sewage into the Basingstoke Canal, killing hundreds of fish.

Email: Sod the boaters

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

It is ridiculous to take ten days to demolish such a small bridge, as the one on the Oxford Canal.