Category: Canal

‘Clean for the Queen’ along her Right Royal Towpath

At the age of 90 the Queen is getting a bit past being able to do the washing up, hoover the carpets and steamrinse the corgis and so a National Campaign to ‘help her out’ is being offered to her cheerfully obliging subjects. ‘Clean for The Queen’ is a general excuse to clean up the […]

Rain Fails to Dampen Pat’s Docks Enthusiasm

Inland Waterways Association volunteer Pat Robinson has worked hard to promote Bridgwater Docks as a major focus for the town’s regeneration. In the summer she launched a major (and hopefully annual) Docks Gala event  with stalls, boat trips and celebrations around the harbourside. At the time she said she wanted to do a winter version […]

Scrutiny Committees Call on EA & SDC to consider re-generation opportunities of Parrett Barrier

Sedgemoor District Council’s joint Scrutiny committees met today under the chairmanship of Westover Councillor Brian Smedley to look at ‘all things maritime and navigational’ along the River Parret and as a result and as a key outcome urged the Environment Agency and Sedgemoor District Council to engage thoroughly with all stakeholders, consider the potential regeneration […]

SDC Scrutiny Committees team up to look at Maritime Matters

On Monday 5th October the Sedgemoor Scrutiny Committees – Corporate chaired by Brian Smedley and Community chaired by Kath Pearce, will meet jointly to look at all matters maritime that might benefit from some joined up thinking in the wake of the proposed River Parrett Tidal Barrier. Brian Smedley explained “There is a great opportunity […]

Family Fun Day at Bridgwater Docks

When Bridgwater woke up this morning it was chucking it down. All the work put in by Pat, Sara and their team might end up being viewed through aqua rimmed glasses from beneath a veil of umbrella tracked raindrops. Not only that, but the weed in the canal was threatening to scupper the planned pleasure […]