Category: Canal

Bridgwater Docks Gala a success: But does it open the lock gates to a Maritime future?

This weekend the sun shone and the crowds turned out to support the third annual Bridgwater Docks Gala, making use of the wonderful public space that connects the River Parrett to the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Stalls surrounded the 19th century dockside, food and drink flowed, music played and dancers danced while community groups as […]

Town Development Forum supports Maritime Future for Bridgwater

At this weeks meeting of the Bridgwater Town Development Forum, Ray Alexander from the Inland Waterways Association made a presentation urging Sedgemoor District Council and the Environment Agency to consider the future navigation options for the town by ensuring the Tidal Barrier was ‘futureproofed’ and had the potential for a lock and the penning of […]

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 […]