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Waterways News

The Wendover Arm certainly has been getting some attention over the last week

Read more on the Wendover Arm Trust Facebook page

Handcuff keys are essential for operating locks in many urban areas

When navigating the West Midlands waterways you will require a water conservation key – A small tool that opens paddle gear locks. Read more at Canal Cuttings

South East visitor moorings consultation (January/February 2016)

The southern Grand Union Canal is popular with many different boaters. There is often high demand for moorings at popular locations Read more at Canal and River Trust

Canals and Rivers on Screen

Our waterways have been in the limelight – or set lights – from feature films to fashion shoots for years. For anyone who watched Call The Midwife!! See more on the Alvecote Marina Facebook page

Important Safety Alert

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is supporting Kidde Safety Europe Ltd to alert any boaters to the immediate product recall on its “Kidde” or “Lifesaver” fire blankets following concerns regarding their effectiveness in the event of an oil pan fire. Read more at Boat Safety Scheme

Can water voles have too much water?

Read more at Canal and River Trust

Views sought on proposals for historic Bulbourne Yard

Read more at Canal and River Trust

Canal boat capsizes after two crash into Botley bridge

The two boats became untied due to to bad weather but now one is now partially submerged and blocking the river width-ways. Read more at Oxford Mail

Thames Water fined £1m over sewage leak into Grand Union canal at Tring

Effluent from the Tring plant leaked into the Wendover Arm on nine occasions between July 2012 and April 2013. Read more at BBC News

Call to mark 300th anniversary of canal engineer

CALLS have been made for a major celebration of the life of pioneering canal engineer James Brindley.This year marks the 300th anniversary of Brindley’s birth, and the 250th anniversary of the first cutting of sod for the Trent and Mersey Canal. Read more at The Sentinel

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