Record 31 bikes

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011

WITH it now being the age of the volunteer, at least our waterways will be considerably less rubbish strewn, with those volunteers of Loughborough fishing a record 21 bikes out of the waterway.

It's official—boating is in decline

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2011

FOLLOWING swiftly behind the news that the number of visitors to British Waterways' canals and rivers fell in 2010, comes news that boating is also in decline, writes Allan Richards.

Bats save boathouse

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2011

A DERELICT Boathouse in Back of Avon at Tewkesbury cannot be demolished as it houses bats.

More Brentford waterside development

Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2011

PLANNING permission has been granted for more of the waterside Brentford Lock West regeneration scheme by the side of the Grand Union Canal.

Swing bridge complaints

Published: Sunday, 27 March 2011

TRADERS and residents living by Bar Lane Swing Bridge  at Riddlesden on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are upset as the bridge has been locked open preventing pedestrian and vehicle traffic over the waterway.

Gloucester events

Published: Sunday, 27 March 2011

GLOUCESTER Waterways Museum starts the season with its events during May, including cruises on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

Essex Wharf in the balance

Published: Sunday, 27 March 2011

IN A very weak-sounding response, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, declined to call-in the unpopular planning consent for building four large blocks of flats on Essex Wharf in the Lee Valley Regional Park.

The endangered species

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

OUR Ralph Freeman thought that boaters would like to see a few photographs of the endangered species taken at Sandon Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Chance to influence the future

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

AS PREVIOUSLY reported, British Waterways is recruiting people to sit on the various Boards, and is at present concentrating on the West Midlands and North West areas.

Apprentice Membership for Wey & Arun

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust has recently launched a new initiative aimed at encouraging young people to volunteer with tasks such as helping with the trip boats and certain restoration works along the line of the canal.