Posts Tagged ‘canal maintenance’

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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, September 30th, 2013

For most of this year boaters have been advised not to moor between Elbow Bridge (174) and Limpley Stoke Bridge (175) due to the risk of falling trees. CRT will be felling trees on this stretch starting in October.

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Goodbye Robin Evans

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

CRT has appointed a new Chief Executive, Richard Parry, who has held senior positions in the railways including in First Group, London Underground and Transport for London.

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Xmas Competition!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012


Dredging – not just a figment of the imagination! The first person to tell us correctly where on the K&A this photo was taken wins a bar of chocolate! And there’s a bottle of something nice for whoever can think of the best caption for this picture. Email your answers and creative efforts to or put them on a comment below, or text 07928 078208, before midnight on 31st December 2012.


Firewood available

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

There’s a pile of wood left over from a house renovation on the towpath near Limpley Stoke. It needs to be cleared so please take it for firewood! It’s in the wooded stretch between Limpley Stoke bridge and Sunset Strip.

Stopping leaks

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A boater sent us these photos of the work at between Whaddon and Hilperton to repair three holes in the bed of the canal. Many boats have been trapped. The stoppage is planned to end on 1st  or 2nd June. Water levels may fluctuate overnight on 29th May as BW test for watertightness between Bradford and Semington locks. In summer 2011 there was a breach between Whaddon and Hilperton Marsh.

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Letter to Mark Stephens (new waterway manager) regarding maintenance of adequate water levels on the canal

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Email sent to BW Gloucester 24 October 2009

Dear Mark,

firstly I would like to welcome you to your new position as waterway manager for the Kennet & Avon Canal.

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