Restoration

Volunteers and local boaters have planted bulbs, trees and shrubs in support of Oxford City Council’s drive to improve the waterways and boost biodiversity, support wildlife and fight climate change

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River Canal Rescue raised a capsized narrowboat at Barrow, on the River Soar, after torrential rain and surging water caused the boat to become wedged

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The annual BCN Clean Up, where volunteers get together to clean the canals, was a great success

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The Calder & Hebble Navigation is likely to remain shut for a year as a result of damage caused by the winter floods

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CRT applauds rising band of volunteers

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Canal & River Trust is celebrating a rise in community spirit on the nation’s canals with record numbers of people volunteering

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Levels of boater satisfaction with the Trust’s waterways has been reported in the monthly and annual surveys

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Initial works aimed at putting the reservoir back into use are already under way

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Do Scotland’s canals represent good value for the public money that is put into them?

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The Calder Navigation Society assisted by members of the South Pennine Boat Club and other local voluntary groups has cleaned and repainted the bridge

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The soft stone suffered from weathering and vandalism – and it proved difficult to source a replacement

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As the investigations into the high-profile dam emergency get under way, we speak to the Canal & River Trust’s Head of Asset Management Julie Sharman about the possible causes and consequences of the failure

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A navigable but badly silted former canal reservoir near Birmingham is receiving funding for dredging and other improvements

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An East Midlands canal restoration scheme looks set to take an important step forward, with plans to reopen a short length connected to the national navigable network

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