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Enjoy Staffordshire Canals at The Waterways Festival

Visit the Destination Staffordshire marquee to discover more about all the canals in Staffordshire, and the world of possibilities the county holds for holidays and great days out! The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Stoke-on-Trent branch has joined forces with Staffordshire County Council and arranged for local waterways organisations to exhibit in one marquee supported by the Destination Staffordshire tourism team.

In here you will find displays by the groups campaigning for the: Burslem Port branch, Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals, Lichfield & Hatherton Canals, Stafford Riverway, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, and Trent & Mersey Canal, plus the IWA branches for: Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Shrewsbury & North Wales, plus the Shrewsbury & Newport Canal campaigners – yes, that waterway joins the Shropshire Union Canal in Staffordshire!

Temporary restriction at Botteslow Street Bridge

We have today received the following notification from British Waterways:

Bridge 10, Botteslow Street Bridge

Monday 1 August 2011 - Friday 19 August 2011
Works are to be carried out on behalf of National Grid on the gas pipe adjacent to Botteslow Street Bridge.  The pipe is too low for scaffold to be erected; therefore works will be carried out from pontoons.  As a result the width of the navigation will be restricted.  There will be men on site to instruct boats through the works and the pontoons will be moved as and when necessary to allow boats to pass through.

British Waterways apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Temporary restriction at Ivy House Road Lift Bridge

We have today received the following notification from British Waterways:

Bridge 11, Ivy House Road Lift Bridge

Monday 1 August 2011 - Friday 19 August 2011
Works are to be carried out on behalf of National Grid on the gas pipe adjacent to the lift bridge.  Scaffold will be erected around the gas pipe to facilitate grit blasting and re-painting of the pipe.  The navigation will remain open; however the headroom will be restricted to 2.1m above the towpath and 2.4m above the canal.

British Waterways apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Stoke-on-Trent canals visitor survey

The Trust is a member of the Stoke-on-Trent Canals Partnership. We would like to know more about what visitors think about the City's canals and what could be done to improve them. We are interested in the views of both local people and visitors to the area, who visit on foot, bike or by boat. Please take a couple of minutes to complete our short online survey.

Himalayan Balsam Bashing!

Partner organsations in the CVLLP are getting together this summer to work in the Churnet Valley on this ‘invasive species’.

We are getting schemes underway that we hope to expand on within the CVLLP project. Meanwhile, we want to get out there and work together anyway – hope you do too!

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