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  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust charity has secured initial funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop plans to restore and reopen the Grade II listed Stainton Aqueduct on the Lancaster Canal near Sedgwick, Cumbria, the Trust said today. HLF’s initial development funding award of £41,000 will enable us to work alongside the Lancaster […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust (CRT) has launched a 12-month nature project to improve vulnerable wildlife habitats across 10 key sites totaling 400 hectares – a combined area greater than the City of London. The ‘Making Special Places for Nature’ project spans reservoirs and canals in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Berkshire and […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Restoration of the Sankey Canal, Britain’s first industrial canal, received a major boost thanks to the new Sankey Canal Partnership, formally launched at the yesterday’s conference at the World of Glass, St Helens. The Sankey Canal Restoration Society, the Canal and River Trust, plus St Helens, Warrington and Halton borough councils, have all come together […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust has published a summary of their three-year business plan 2015-2018, which sets out how they plan to raise the money to look after the waterways over the next 36 months and where they plan to spend the money. The document, from chief executive Richard Parry, reports an encouraging financial situation at the […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    A project to improve the water flow to the Peak Forest Canal is currently underway, the Canal and River Trust said in their latest announcement. The Trust said that “£250,000 is being invested by us to keep the canal operational for the thousands of boaters and local community who use the canal for boating and […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS) has formally ‘adopted’ part of the 9.5-mile Pocklington Canal, further enhancing its partnership with the Canal and River Trust. PCAS was formed in 1969 by local people keen to restore the Pocklington Canal. The volunteer working group began immediately, and was responsible for restoring and opening the 5-mile stretch between […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust’s 2016/17 Annual Report, published today, records the highest levels of public support and investment in its 2,000 miles of historic waterways since they were transferred from state control five years ago. “A strong commercial performance during the year, including a further rise in the number of people donating to our […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The annual meeting of the Canal and River Trust’s North East Waterway Partnership will take place on November 26, in Castleford, West Yorkshire, from 12.00pm until 2pm. The event will enable people to discuss how, 200 years after they were built, the region’s canals and rivers can contribute to all areas of day-to-day life. Part of the plan, […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust is starting work this week to dredge around 7,500 tonnes of debris from the Rochdale Canal. The £350k operation, scheduled to last 6 weeks, will allow the flood damaged waterway to reopen to boats between Hebden Bridge and Sowerby Bridge by Easter. The work will focus on a 3½ mile stretch […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A dream to restore the Montgomery Canal, one of Britain’s most picturesque canals, took a giant leap forward yesterday with the start of a new £4 million project, the Canal and River Trust said in its latest release.  A new nature reserve is to be created next to the canal near Oswestry which, together with […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust has recently completed a major project that will make it easier for boat owners and holidaying tourists to visit Wiltshire’s Kennet and Avon Canal this summer. Over the past six months, the trust has been dredging the canal and has removed 17,000 tonnes of silt. Paul Fox, from the Canal […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust (CRT) today published its draft winter maintenance program for 2017-18, saying that throughout this period the trust intends to spend £26.9 million on dredging and repairs to bridges and embankments. Dredging is planned across the network, at sites including the Macclesfield, Chesterfield, Lancaster and Grand Union amongst others, with a […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Canal and River Trust has teamed up with the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust to create a new wetland haven for amphibians and water-loving plants at a secluded lake beside the Oxford Canal. Part of the project is clearing openings in the reed beds using an amphibious harvester, known as a ‘Truxor’ that […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust, entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways, reported a record year for the waterways across England and Wales with the publication of its Annual Report & Accounts for 2014/15. According to the report, a strong financial performance in 2014/15 saw income rise 10% to £180 million, with £137 million invested by the Trust […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) has won the annual maintenance dredging contracts from Paradip Port Trust and Cochin Port Trust, The Hindu Business Line reports.  These are the first contracts since the central public sector undertaking was acquired by a consortium of four major port trusts – Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Paradip Port Trust, Jawaharlal Nehru […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed by a recorded vote the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), H.R. 2440. The vote was 296 in favor and 109 opposed. The voting required a two-thirds super majority of the House in order to pass under “suspension of the rules.” There were seventeen (17) […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust will host a consultation meeting about the Montgomery Canal restoration plans at the Llanymynech Village Hall between 10.00 am and 2.00pm on Saturday, January 10. “We are hosting a public meeting in the Carreghofa – Llanymynech – Pant area to give canal enthusiasts and local residents a say on the type […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Specialist environmental contractor Ebsford Environmental has been appointed by the Canal & River Trust to a national framework designed to support the maintenance and protection of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. After a competitive tender process, Ebsford was selected to provide minor works which will support the Trust’s 10-year National Dredging Contract. Ebsford […]

  • 4 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Land & Water, a group of companies involved in marine based civil engineering, dredging, remediation and marina management, is currently working on the Woodlesford Lock dredging project, located at Swillington, Leeds. For this contract – conducted for the Canal and River Trust – Land & Water has supplied the plant to carry out the works. “We even […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Around 10,000 tonnes of silt is set to be removed from the tidal basin at Sharpness Dock in Gloucestershire during a dredging project this week, the Canal and River Trust said in its latest release.  The Trust is carrying out the work to ensure that the gateway from the River Severn into the Gloucester and […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust is currently giving a major boost to rare aquatic flora and fauna on the Montgomery Canal, one of Britain’s most picturesque canals, with their £320,000 dredging and vegetation management program. During March and April, over 1¼ miles of un-navigable waterway has benefited from a major excavation of the overgrown channel, […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Land & Water’s Managing Director, Adrian Gascoyne, and Contracts Manager, Lucy Lee, recently completed a site visit at Stoke Bruerne, on behalf of the Canal & River Trust. Under the Stoke Bruerne scheme, Land & Water is currently installing a new jetty in this area for the waterside moorings refurbishment. “Our piled marine waterway structures […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust said in its latest release that they have completed £1 million of improvement works to the Rochdale Canal between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. “We have rebuilt canal walls along a five-mile stretch of the 200-year-old waterway between locks 3 and 7 after they were badly damaged during […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work to remove around 14,000 tonnes of silt from Canning Half Tide Dock in Liverpool is due to start next week, ensuring the vital amenity is accessible for the many deep-drafted vessels and international boating events that use the city’s docks. The Canal and River Trust, the charity that cares for Liverpool South Docks, said […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The thousands of boaters visiting the Lancaster Canal each year are set to benefit from improved facilities, as the Canal & River Trust has completed work to rebuild the moorings at Hest Bank. The project has been shaped by The Lancaster Canal Focus Group which is responsible for coordinating the views of local boat owners who […]