Posts Tagged ‘towpath’

CRT’s plans for the K&A include more enforcement

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

CRT’s interim Regional Director for Wales and the South West, Jon Horsfall, confirmed on 18th July 2019 that CRT remains “committed to delivering” the strategic programmes that were devised by former regional director Richard Thomas in conjunction with User Group Forums in 2018 and 2019 and a study day in which the liveaboard boating community was significantly under-represented despite efforts to persuade the former director to include us.

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Boaters improve slippery towpaths

Monday, November 27th, 2017

During the last week of November 2017, liveaboard boaters carried out improvements to the towpath in Horton where it is uneven and becomes very slippery and unsafe in winter. Seven people helped to barrow and shovel scalpings and gravel onto the towpath near Horton Bridge and on the approach to Horton Chain Bridge.

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Autumn Actions! K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting, 9th Oct, Devizes

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7.30pm in the Function Room at the Bell By The Green, Estcourt Street, Devizes SN10 1LQ (next to Morrisons and opposite the Green). All are welcome.

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Boats can moor on towpath during works

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

BaNES Council and CRT have made it clear that despite a 6-month Traffic Regulation Order to close the towpath during works to construct a new cycle path surface, boaters will still be able to moor their boats.

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Caen Hill passable with care but summit closed

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

CRT announced today (27th October) that the Caen Hill flight will be open while CRT repair the towpath between locks 48 and 49 but lock 50 will be padlocked at 4pm each day until repairs are complete to prevent further vandalism.

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BaNES towpath consultation deadline is 11th September

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The deadline for the consultation about BaNES Council’s plans to upgrade the towpath along the K&A between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton is 11th September. There is an online questionnaire and detailed information about the Council’s plans here http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/consultations/kennet-and-avon-canal-towpath-improvement

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BaNES to hold consultation sessions on towpath upgrade

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Following pressure from local residents, towpath users and some boaters, BaNES Council is holding two public consultation sessions on 28th and 29th August regarding its plans to upgrade the towpath along the Kennet & Avon Canal between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton.

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Boater starts Facebook group to log speeding cycle incidents

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Boater Pete Leigh has started a Facebook page to report incidents with speeding cyclists on towpaths. If you are on Facebook you can join the group Speeding Cyclists on Towpaths here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1630011633909618/.

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CRT consultation on shared towpath use ends 2nd May

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

CRT is currently running an online-only consultation on the shared use of towpaths.

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Cycling and safety on the towpath

Friday, May 31st, 2013

We received this email recently

I was wondering if there are any plans to control the increasing number of cyclists using the canal towpath.

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