A delay opening the Droitwich Canals...

Published: Friday, 01 July 2011
...because no one remembered to open the swing bridge to allow the the boat with the VIPs aboard to pass through!

Iron trunk gets the money

Published: Thursday, 30 June 2011

THE project to restore the Iron Trunk Aqueduct on the Grand Union Canal has won a £60,000 award from Big Lottery Funds'  People's Millions 2011 public vote.

BW fails volunteering target

Published: Thursday, 30 June 2011

BRITISH Waterways failed to meet its target on volunteering last year, achieving just over 24,000 'volunteer days' against a target set for two of its directors of 25,000.

Droitwich Canals open Friday

Published: Thursday, 30 June 2011

THE official opening of the Droitwich Canals will take place at Vines Park in the town on Friday 1st July.

Leeds Festival success

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2011

THE fourth Leeds Waterfront Festival, combined for the very first time with Leeds Community Foundation's Dragon Boat event, proved to be a huge success.

Chesterfield Canal wins

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2011

THE Chesterfield Canal Trust has won the Jubilee Peoples' Millions, and now has a cheque for £60,000, it was announced yesterday, Tuesday.

Testing the Droitwich

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ahead of the full reopening of the Droitwich Canals, nb Atlas, towing the flat Cricket made a test run from Droitwich to Hanbury, providing valuable last minute feedback to British Waterway engineers that has enabled the canal to be declared open, writes Kevin McKniff.

Useless design

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2011

It is a joy to see British Waterway on the Llangollen replacing the muddy puddles produced by their last ideas at what a towpath and lock surrounds should be made of (grit) with some new brick quadrants.

Keeping secrets

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2011

THE Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have had cause to write to British Waterways concerning breaches of the Freedom of Information Act.

Middlewich Boat Festival saved

Published: Monday, 27 June 2011

THE Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival, that has had a rocky time through lack of money, is now secured for the next few years.