Canal and River Trust Works to Improve London Waterways

The Canal and River Trust has been making boating better in London over the past year for the record numbers of people on the capital’s waterways.

Sorwar Ahmed, London boating manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “London’s bustling canals are very different to those built 200 years ago to serve industry. With such a huge demand for boating in London, we’ve been working hard to create the moorings and other facilities needed.”

“We’ve listened to our boaters and are making the changes that matter to them: this is just the start and we’ll be continuing to put time, money and people power into improvements in the years to come. We are working with other people, like local boroughs, social enterprises and boaters, to make these changes happen and improve London’s waterways for all our boaters and visitors.”

Some of these improvements include:

  • 125 new mooring rings providing over 700m of new or improved moorings;
  • Dredging 2,250m of canal so boats can moor next to the bank more easily, including 2,000m in Southall, 200m in West Drayton and 50m in Hayes;
  • Three new refuse facilities on the Lee Navigation, with collection funded by the London Borough of Hackney;
  • 14 new long-term moorings, including three residential, in previously un-moorable spots at Matchmakers Wharf on the Lee Navigation, Atlip Road on the Grand Union, Burdett Road on the Limehouse Cut, and Bow Wharf on the Hertford Union.

The trust is also developing a London Mooring Strategy to address the challenges and opportunities of boating in the capital.

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