The Crick Boat Show is the best inland trade show – photo: Waterway Images
And so to the year of The Big Society?
Inland waterway politics in 2010 were dominated by the proposals to turn British Waterways into a charity, writes Harry Arnold. Spurred on by the election and the coalition, it would slot in neatly with The Big Society. 23 Jan 2011 - Boating Business
A roller coaster ride for British Waterways
It’s rather stating the obvious that the credit crunch and the banking crisis affected both private and public spending on inland waterways in 2009, as it has the rest of the boating industry and indeed the country, says Harry Arnold. 27 Jan 2010 - Boating Business
2009: good for overseas visitors on holiday...
Last year was the 40th anniversary of the Transport Act which created the British Waterways Board and the legislation that continues to govern it, writes Harry Arnold. 01 Jan 2009 - Boating Business
2008: set for a repeat of 2007?
After some year’ s of financial support by this government, 2007 has been a year when the inland waterways have been dominated by funding crises and cuts, says Harry Arnold. 01 Jan 2008 - Boating Business
Why river access law must change
Imagine you are a walker in England or Wales, asks Stuart Fisher of Paddlers International. Except that two thirds of the public footpaths have never existed and there has been no Countryside & Rights of Way Act opening up common land. 01 Jan 2007 - Boating Business
A better quality of life
According to the EA, the Fens Waterways Link will make for a better quality of life in the region, quoting the following: 01 Jan 2006 - Boating Business
Other regional projects that will become part of The Fens Waterways' Link include the Lincolnshire Waterways, the Nar to Ouse Link and the Bedford to Milton Keynes Canal. 01 Jan 2006 - Boating Business
Waterways link could create hundreds of new berths
Outline planning permission has been approved for a multi-million pound project that could ultimately see a new navigable waterway created linking several cathedral cities in the UK with hundreds of moorings for recreational craft, says David Foxwell 01 Jan 2006 - Boating Business
Funding the Link
The Fens Waterways Link project as a whole is being part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, Lincolnshire County Council, and the EA. 01 Jan 2006 - Boating Business
Jam tomorrow. Or log jam?
New narrowboat production is booming at around 750 boats a year - enough to fill three new large marinas. But their construction south of the Trent & Mersey Canal is down to a trickle, and existing marinas are full. Tim Coghlan, proprietor of Braunston Marina and vice chairman of The Yacht Harbour Association, offers his personal views on the growing crisis for boaters, boatbuilders and British Waterways alike 01 Jan 2005 - Boating Business
Inland British Waterways must be open
The inland waterways had a pretty good time in 2003, says Harry Arnold , and - as long as we have a enough water - 2004 should be another good year. 01 Jan 2004 - Boating Business
Let's hope the rivers follow the canals
To coin a well-used phrase, says Emrhys Barrell , the inland waterway market today is a game of two very different halves. 01 Mar 2003 - Boating Business