Archive for December, 2011

Piss up, brewery

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

These words will be contained in a description of almost any work carried out by British Waterways.

I walked 3 miles home tonight, bit chilly out. I should have cycled home but I had a puncture, another one.

Everyone I know who cycles, so most boaters, in the Limpley Stoke valley has had multiple punctures recently.


Because the organisation that can’t even think of a name for itself, had the hedgerow flailed and didn’t clear up the trimmings leaving the path strewn with thorns.

They have been notified. They have done nothing. Complaints have been made about this, there has been no reply yet because BW always take as long as they can to respond.

Public Bodies Bill becomes law but still time to object to BW charity registration

Friday, December 16th, 2011

The Public Bodies Bill that will enable the government to transfer BW to a charity, gained Royal Assent on 14 December and is now law. There is still time to object to the registration of the Canal and River Trust. We understand that the application to register the charity will be made very soon so there isn’t a lot of time to get your objections in.

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Christmas competition!

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Tell us where on the Kennet and Avon this picture was taken and you can win a lifetime subscription to this web site! Just put your answers on a comment underneath the photo before 25th December!

BW to finish mooring strategy without any more meetings

Friday, December 16th, 2011

BW has decided unilaterally that there will be no more meetings of the local mooring strategy steering group and the mooring strategy will be completed in-house. In a message to the steering group members, Damian Kemp said

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The Coal must get through

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Andy and Janine at work this morning on Tipton. Luckily they can moor up at lunchtime but it was atrocious weather when these photos were taken, sleet, near freezing and high winds.

Tipton delivering coal in Bath, December 2011

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Full Sail Theatre presents Girl in Boots

Saturday, December 10th, 2011