Inland Waterways – Page 13

  • An artist's illustration of the planned redevelopment of Stoke Wharf

    Stoke Wharf terminus to be developed


    Plans for the regeneration of Stoke Wharf terminus are a step closer with formalised plans in place between the local council and a property developer.

  • The Canal & River Trust has ended its automatic online reduction policy

    Online mooring policy updated


    The Canal & River Trust is to change the short-term licences it offers to visiting boaters following a national licensing consultation.

  • Waterside Moorings is increasing the cost of permanent mooring at its sites in central London Photo: wikimedia

    Price rise for London moorings


    More than 90% of Waterside Moorings customers in central London will see the cost of mooring their boat rise following a review of prices.

  • The IWA has launched its Vision for London Photo: IWA

    IWA launches Vision for London


    The Inland Waterways Association has launched its Vision for London, an in-depth look at the issues faced by users of the capital’s rivers and canals.

  • Canal users are concerned about basic facilities according to a survey conducted by the IWA Photo: wikimedia

    Basic facilities top list of canal concerns


    Basic facilities such as clean water, rubbish and portable toilet emptying dominate canal users'' concerns according to a recent survey conducted by the Inland Waterways Association (IWA).

  • Anglo Welsh Waterways Holidays is to open a new base in April

    New base for Anglo Welsh Waterway Holidays


    Anglo Welsh Waterway Holidays is to start offering canal boat hire from Whixall Marina, close to Shropshire’s Llangollen Canal.

  • Advance tickets are now on sale for this year's Crick Boat Show Photo: Phil Pickin

    Tickets now on sale for Crick Boat Show


    Advance tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Crick Boat Show.

  • Engineering works to modernise and upgrade the Twechar and Bonnybridge lift bridges have started

    Canal reopens to boat traffic


    The Forth & Clyde Canal is due to reopen to boat traffic this spring – the first time in more than a year.

  • Hillmorton Lock is the busiest lock across the Canal & River Trust's network

    Lock usage is down 11%


    Lock usage along the Canal & River Trust’s 2,000 miles of waterways was down 11% in 2018 compared to the previous year.

  • Trent & Mersey Canal

    IWA: HS2 input has been “distorted”


    The Inland Waterways Association has accused HS2 leaders of distorting recommendations on noise mitigation measures at Great Haywood and Fradley Wood on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

  • Kate Boats is seeing an increase in holiday bookings

    Bookings increase for Kate Boats


    Kate Boats has reported a 16% increase in bookings in January 2019 compared to January 2018.

  • The Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal suffered a significant breach in March 2018 Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Shropshire Union Canal opens after repairs


    The Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal has reopened following repairs costing £3m after a section of the 200-year-old embankment was washed into the River Wheelock in March.

  • The BSS is urging boat owners to take onboard safety seriously Photo: BSS

    BSS warns of onboard dangers


    Representatives from the Boat Safety Scheme, a public safety initiative owned by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency, are urging the industry to take onboard safety seriously following the deaths of three inland boaters in 2018.

  • Macclesfield Canal is receiving a £1.4m investment from the Canal & River Trust Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Macclesfield Canal in £1.4m overhaul


    Macclesfield Canal is receiving an investment of £1.4m from the Canal & River Trust to carry out essential maintenance and repair work.

  • News

    Tourism awards for Norfolk boatyard


    Richardson’s Cruisers has been pronounced Best in Britain by UK holiday company Hoseasons.

  • Government funding will help maintain and improve Scotland's canal network Photo: Inland Waterways Association

    £5.35m for Scottish canal improvements


    Scottish Canals has been awarded £5.35m in government funds to help maintain and improve the canal network.

  • Safeguard Nautica's new miniature survey vessel Photo: Safeguard Nautica

    Successful trials for unmanned survey vessel


    Research and development company, Safeguard Nautica, has joined forces with control systems partner, Reygar, to develop a portable unmanned survey system for inland waterways.

  • The EA says that the new charges for 2019-21 will be invested in waterways enjoyed by around 29,000 boat users Photo: EA

    Environment Agency to increase boat charges


    The Environment Agency is to increase the cost of boat registrations on its waterways from 2019 which it says will help ensure a sustainable service and cover maintenance.

  • Harry Arnold has died following a stroke - Photo courtesy of IWA

    Waterways campaigner dies


    Harry Arnold MBE has died following a stroke.

  • Regent's Canal

    Boat licence fees frozen for 2019


    The Canal & River Trust has confirmed private and business boat licence fees will be frozen for 2019 and will remain at current prices until 1 April 2020.