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4 July 2017
A dream to restore the Montgomery Canal, one of Britain’s most picturesque canals, took a giant leap forward today (3 July) with the start of a new £4 million project. A new nature reserve is to be created next to the canal near Oswestry which, together with work along the canal itself, means boaters could soon be returning to the area for the first time in 80 years.
29 June 2017
Our Standedge Visitor Centre is officially ‘green’ – thanks to a coveted Silver Award from the Green Tourism Board.
27 June 2017
From September 2017 until September 2018, internationally acclaimed artists, as well as artists from across the region will be working with local communities to create a series of unexpected and inspiring artworks, events and activities exploring the heritage, ecology and local community along the urban and rural waterways of Worcestershire.
Joinery students from Reaseheath College have put their building skills to the test by refurbishing a small former clay pit office on the banks of the Shropshire Union Canal Middlewich Branch, near Church Minshull in mid Cheshire.
21 June 2017
With our towpaths fast becoming one of the nation’s favourite places to relax, we are urging people to slow down to ensure they remain the special places millions of people enjoy visiting every year.
We are urging young people to stay out of the water this summer and to find alternative ways to cool down.
16 June 2017
We are looking for volunteers who can help teach school children about some of Staffordshire’s most historic and popular canalside spots.
15 June 2017
We are welcoming boaters back to the Bow Back Rivers that run through East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, after a 10-year transformation project that has turned the derelict, virtually unnavigable waterways into a major new route for the capital.
14 June 2017
We have recently completed a major project that will make it easier for boat owners and holidaying tourists to visit Wiltshire’s Kennet & Avon Canal this summer.
A prestigious national competition aimed at attracting a new generation of anglers onto the nation’s historic canals is coming to the East Midlands for the first time this year.