Inland Waterways – Page 8

  • Work is planned on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct this winter Photo: Wikipedia

    Canal and River Trust winter repairs


    The Canal & River Trust is planning a £45.1 million programme of repairs on waterways across England and Wales this winter, replacing lock gates, dredging and carrying out a host of tasks to keep the 200-year old network open and help ensure its resilience to climate change.

  • TRG was chosen to secure a fuel pipeline whilst work was carried out at Gayton Marina Photo: TRG

    TRG protects pipeline at Gayton Marina


    The Rothen Group has worked with the ABC Leisure Group to ensure that the fuel pipeline at Gayton Marina on the Grand Union Canal is protected whilst work is carried out to install a new marina wall and jetties.

  • Specialist equipment was required to carry out the urgent repairs to the canal bank

    Skipton canal works completed


    The Rothen Group has completed an urgent repair to a canal bank near Skipton.

  • Toddbrook Reservoir Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Toddbrook Reservoir restoration on schedule


    The restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir, near Whaley Bridge, reaches an interim milestone this summer with the end of the temporary repair project to make safe the damaged spillway and the appointment of Arup as the design consultants to lead on the permanent repair.

  • Proposals for Phase 2b have blighted the restorations of the Ashby Canal for many years Photo: Angela Acott

    IWA responds to latest HS2 review


    HS2 is beset by design flaws and management failings – that’s the view of the Inlands Waterways Association (IWA) that has responded to a call for evidence by the National Infrastructure Commission for a rail needs assessment for the Midlands and the North.

  • Macclesfield Canal Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Canal and River Trust ‘ignoring businesses’


    The director of a business hiring boats for use on Birmingham’s canals has hit out at the Canal & River Trust, urging it to ‘operate like a proper business’.

  • The Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Work begins to remove cables from towpath


    National Grid is starting a two-year programme of essential works to remove old cables laid beneath the towpath of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the Regents Canal.

  • Peter Jones Photo: IWA

    Peter Jones honoured for canal work


    Jones the Boats'' Peter Jones has been recognised with an award from The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) for his work in promoting the Llangollen Canal and boosting tourism in North Wales.

  • The Canal & River Trust has created a fund for small charities Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Canal and River Trust charity fund


    The Canal & River Trust’s grant fund for small waterway-based charities is now open for applications.

  • The Rothen Group has adapted its equipment to enable work on HS2 Photo: The Rothen Group

    Marine equipment adapts for HS2 project


    Marine civil engineering company, the Rothen Group (TRG), has made special adaptations to its fleet and equipment in preparation for working on the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project.

  • The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Drought shuts north west canals


    Navigation opportunities along the Leeds & Liverpool, Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals will be restricted this summer as a result of reduced reservoir capacity and one of the driest springs on record.

  • Limehouse Basin Photo: BWML

    BWML loses Thames development appeal


    British Waterways Marinas Ltd (BWML) has lost an appeal against a planning decision preventing development of Limehouse Basin Marina on the River Thames.

  • The Staffordshire & Worcester Canal is under threat from developers, says the IWA Photo: wikipedia

    West Midlands development slammed by IWA


    The UK government’s decision to approve the West Midlands Interchange planning application will destroy parts of the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal, argues the Inland Waterways Association (IWA).

  • Repairs to Lancaster Canal have been completed

    £1.5m Lune Embankment repairs completed


    Repairs on the Lune Embankment on the Lancaster Canal have been completed by the Canal & River Trust.

  • The Norfolk Broads Photo: flickr

    Inland waterways in England re-open


    Inland waterways around England are welcoming back boaters following easing of the COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Work has begun to upgrade Carr Mill Reservoir Photo: Canal & River Trust

    ROV in innovative reservoir repair


    The Canal & River Trust has started a major repair project to upgrade Carr Mill Reservoir on the outskirts of St Helens, Merseyside.

  • A gradual easing of lockdown is underway for boaters in the Republic of Ireland Photo: Waterways Ireland

    Plans to resume Irish boating


    In response to revised COVID-19 lockdown guidance, Waterways Ireland is setting out its roadmap for reopening its inland waterways including the phased return of the workforce.

  • The IWA is calling for greater protection of the UK’s waterways Photo: IWA

    Protect waterways heritage, says IWA


    The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has highlighted the significance of the waterways heritage across the UK, focusing on the need for better protection of its unique assets.

  • Nowhere to go Photo: Waterways Images/Harry Arnold

    COVID-19: Businesses still at risk of sinking


    More should be done to help businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Inland Waterways Association (IWA).

  • Liverpool Canal Link Photo: Canal and River Trust

    Canal and River Trust extends licences


    The Canal and River Trust is extending all licences by a month to help boaters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.