Category: Canal

Docks Gala Increases Focus on Bridgwater’s Waterways

Last week a flotilla of 10 cabin cruisers came across the Bristol Channel and went up the Avon into Bristol harbour basin with large numbers of people on board each craft. At a  estimated spend of £250 -£300  per craft by those on board into the local economy it is easy to see how Bridgwater’s […]

Bridgwater Tidal Barrier on the agenda at Public Drop-In session

There will be a drop-in information session on Thursday, March 10th between 1400 hrs and 1900 hrs at Bridgwater Art Centre in Castle Street for people to hear the latest news about the proposed Bridgwater Tidal Barrier on the River Parrett. The Environment Agency and Sedgemoor District Council are working in partnership to deliver the […]

‘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 […]