Posts Tagged ‘canal maintenance’

Has dredging the K&A been a success? Please let us know!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The K&A has been dredged between Great Bedwyn and Bishops Cannings. Dredging finished in June 2017. CRT also cut back vegetation along this stretch.

Dredging barges lifted out at the end of the job

Read more…

More facilities and skips planned for K&A while CRT seeks review of Biffa contract

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

More facilities for boaters are planned on the K&A. In a meeting between K&A Manager Mark Evans and representatives of liveaboard boaters in which refuse and sewage disposal facilities, water taps and maintenance were discussed, Mr Evans said he was looking at providing an extra water tap on the eastern end of the canal, possibly at Thatcham.

Read more…

The K&A is being dredged

Friday, November 25th, 2016

The K&A is actually being dredged. Well, not completely dredged, but spot dredged in some of the worst places.

Read more…

CRT to hold K&A dredging meeting on 5th July

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

CRT is holding a meeting in Devizes on 5th July for boaters to discuss the planned dredging on the K&A. Here is their message about it:

Read more…

Caen Hill to re-open on 19th December

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The Caen Hill flight will re-open on 19th December at 8am according to CRT. However the towpath between locks 47 and 50 will remain closed until 23rd December and the full repairs to the towpath will not be carried out until February or March.

Read more…

Caen Hill closed again until December

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

 

CRT closed the Caen Hill flight until further notice on 30th October after engineers reported that the condition of the towpath and embankment had deteriorated further after the towpath between locks 48 and 49 was washed away.

Read more…

Towpath washed away at Caen Hill

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Caen Hill flight is closed until further notice today (26th October) after part of the towpath was washed away at the Black Horse.

Read more…

Dredging on K&A planned for 2015: report all obstructions

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The K&A Manager Mark Stephens has asked that boaters report all underwater obstructions and depth problems to him as this will help him to plan dredging for next year.

Read more…

Flood damage: possible breach at Burghfield

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The damage caused to the K&A by the flooding since last December could include a breach above Burghfield lock.

Read more…

Have you been stuck in Lock 19, Seend?

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

If your boat has been stuck in Lock 19 at Seend (the one above the Barge Inn) we would like to hear from you.

Read more…