Category Archives: Canal & River Trust

Community canal project wins prestigous award

By | December 1, 2017

A community project on the Rochdale Canal in Littleborough has won an outstanding level 5 award by Britain in Bloom. The Canal & River Trust have been working with volunteers from the local Towpath Taskforce – a team of local people who volunteer once a month to help improve the canal. Since April, the volunteers… Read More »

Illuminated boats to light up Milton Keynes

By | November 29, 2017

People living in Milton Keynes have the chance to watch a festive illuminated boat parade along the Grand Union Canal and join in the celebrations for Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday. The parade is part of the Illuminated Boat Festival taking place on the canal on the 2–3 December. This two-day event on the Grand Union… Read More »

£700,000 canal repairs get underway

By | November 29, 2017

The Canal & River Trust have begun a major overhaul of the Shropshire Union Canal as part of a five-month winter maintenance programme on canals and rivers across England and Wales. They’re starting their annual programme of winter repairs. The works, taking place until the end of February, will see skilled craftsmen painstakingly repairing historic… Read More »

Inland Boating Conference and Dinner

By | November 22, 2017

Always popular and well attended, the British Marine Inland Boating AGM, Conference and Dinner this year is being held on Friday 24 November at the National Waterways Museum in the Historic Gloucester Docks. What can attendees expect from this year’s event? The Gloucester Waterways Museum, recently renovated, refreshed and rebranded, thanks to over £1m from… Read More »