Inland Waterways – Page 5

  • Canal & River Trust Bingley Five Rise

    £1.4m for lock restoration


    The Canal & River Trust has been awarded more than £1.4 million in funding for seven heritage projects across England.

  • Artist impression new sailing club Oct 2021 LR

    Toddbrook Reservoir repair plans submitted


    The restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire has taken a major step forward this month with the submission of a planning application for its permanent repair by the Canal & River Trust.

  • The Growing Mid Wales Board is applying for funding to restore the Montgomery Canal Photo: Wikimedia

    Govt funding bid for Welsh Canal revamp


    A consortium of charities keen to restore the Montgomery Canal has welcomed news that the canal is one of the projects the Growing Mid Wales Board is submitting to the UK and Welsh governments.

  • The Rothen Group aims to raise lifting standards

    TRG awards its operators


    The Rothen Group (TRG) has introduced new recognition to award its most experienced operators with ‘Lifting Legends’ status, in a bid to raise the bar for lifting safety and ensure best practice.

  • The ‘Electrify the Broads’ project will look at how to decarbonise boating on the Norfolk Broads Photo: The Broads Authority

    Govt funding to ‘Electrify the Broads’


    A partnership of researchers and Norfolk Broads businesses has won government funding to help explore how the UK’s largest area of protected wetlands can transition to cleaner fuels and propulsion.

  • Rushey Lock is one of four on the Thames to be refurbished Photo: Philip Halling

    £9.5m for Thames improvements programme


    The Environment Agency has released its 2021/22 list of navigation improvements to the Thames and, with a total budget of £9.5 million, it’s the largest investment programme in a decade.

  • The Crick Boat Show will return in person on 20 to 22 August Photo: Crick Boat Show

    Crick Boat Show August 2021


    The Crick Boat Show is on schedule to return on 20 to 22 August, having been postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The ‘Kingfisher’. The first of Reedley Boat Hire’s three holiday boats Photo: Gerry Gill

    Business booms at Reedley Boat Hire


    Seeing his wife exhausted by working as a healthcare assistant on the Covid-19 pandemic frontline inspired Gerry Gill from Lancashire to start up a day-boat hire business.

  • The EA wants to increase registration charges for boats kept on its waterways. Photo courtesy Nene Valley Boats

    Registration charges consultation


    The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a consultation on proposed registration charges which will be introduced from 2022.

  • The Valiant allows engineers to conduct repairs without draining lakes and reservoirs Photo: Canal & River Trust

    ROV a ‘game-changer’ for maintenance


    A new underwater robot, currently being trialled on the Carr Mill Reservoir near St Helens, will be a game changer for future maintenance, says the Canal & River Trust.

  • Beta Marine will distribute Hercules Hydraulics products to the UK inland waterways market

    Hercules Hydraulics partners with Beta Marine


    Hercules Hydraulics has appointed Beta Marine as its distributor for the UK inland waterways market.

  • The Waterways Ombudsman has released its annual report for 2020/21 Photo: Waterways Ombudsman

    Complaints to Waterways Ombudsman increase


    The Waterways Ombudsman and the Waterways Ombudsman Committee have seen a substantial rise in the number of complaints over the last 12 months.

  • Greenway Bridge Photo: David Smith –

    Grand Canal Greenway extension gets go ahead


    The Grand Canal Greenway is to be extended from the 12th Lock to Hazelhatch Bridge after the Irish government allocated an additional €1.4m to South Dublin County Council for the completion of the works by 2022.

  • Around 27% of people live onboard their boats

    Liveaboards need more help


    The Canal & River Trust is calling for more support from Government and other public bodies to meet the needs of liveaboard boaters.

  • Eco friendly visitor moorings will soon be available in Islington, London

    Charging points for London canal


    Electric charging points are being installed in Islington as part of a drive to provide eco visitor moorings on the Regent’s Canal.

  • Muirtown Locks on the Caledonian Canal Photo: Flickr

    Work on Inverness waterside hub underway


    A project is underway to create a waterside hub in Inverness with space for employment, hospitality and community facilities.

  • Eight berths and a canoe launch will form part of the new boating facilities on the Inny River

    New facilities will open up access


    New boating facilities are to be developed at Red Bridge, Ballymahon on the Inny River, Shannon navigation.

  • The new Winchburgh Marina basin is filled with water

    Phase one of new marina completed


    Work is set to begin on the next stage of the new Winchburgh Marina on Scotland’s Union Canal after the basin was filled with water, marking the completion of phase one of the development.

  • Electra's electric propulsion motor drive. Photo: Colecraft Engineering

    New community boat for Milton Keynes


    The first electric narrowboat built by Colecraft Engineering has been delivered to the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust.

  • The revised Hire Boat Code strengthens the requirement for handover procedures

    Operator responsibilities clarified


    A revised Hire Boat Code clarifies the responsibilities of operators, navigation authorities and users.