£3m lock works on Thames
The Environment Agency has announced a £3 million investment programme for the maintenance and replacement of locks on the River Thames.
The Environment Agency has announced a £3 million investment programme for the maintenance and replacement of locks on the River Thames. A number of locks will be closed between 4 November and 28 February.
The investment programme details and a map can be found at, please see www.environment-agency.gov.uk/thamesclosures. For the latest information you can also call the Floodline number on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 followed by quickdial number 011132.
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Help out at Foxton
The Foxton Inclined Plane Trust is seeking volunteers to help run the Foxton Locks Festival in 2014.
- 1 Second-hand canal boats for sale
- 2 Linking Lichfield: the Lichfield Canal restoration
- 3 Boat test: Mothership Marine’s solar-powered semi-trad
- 4 10 pubs on the River Wey Navigation
- 5 Best pubs on: the Grand Union Canal, between Birmingham & Napton
- 6 Cruise Guide | Grand Union Canal, Part 1 | Birmingham to Napton
- 7 Ask the experts: My narrowboat is damp and stained
- 8 Restoring & reopening the Wendover Arm of Grand Union Canal
- 9 Boat test: “Oyster Catcher” the permanent house boat
- 10 Boat test: 'Whitsuntide No2' hybrid 52ft canal boat by Trinity Boats
They are particularly looking for people who have a good working knowledge of electrics, in particular those that are generator-run, to organise and run the power for the music stages and lighting etc.
People are also needed who can recruit and manage the entertainment side of the Festival including the music and other attractions.
Volunteers need to be well organised and prepared to attend monthly planning meetings and be available for the Festival weekend in June or July.
If you would like to be a part of this event and help raise the profile of Foxton Locks and the Inclined Plane, contact the trust by email on email@example.com or phone the museum on 0116 2792657.
Buckingham plans hold water
The Buckingham Canal Society held an open day on 15 September to show off the culmination of 21 years of work.
In 2013, the Buckingham end of the canal as it has been re-lined and it now holds water for the first time in nearly 100 years. Work continues at their four active restoration sites. Displays will be on site included maps of the area showing the historic canal, archive material and photos of restoration work being carried out.