Category: Canal

Workers concern at Canal Bridge cracks

A team of volunteer workers cleaning up the canal paths in the Westover ward of Bridgwater have drawn councillors attention to serious structural damage around the Albert street Bridge which they felt needed investigating. ‘Green Team’ worker Chris Lock posted photos of cracks in the canal walls supporting the bridge and the cuttings and alerted […]

IWA Volunteers active in Westover

Volunteers from the Inland Waterways Association have been stepping up their activities in the Westover ward in recent months and were out again in force recently Volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade has sent us this report. IWA Volunteer Group has been undergoing ‘hands on’ training with some power hand tools.This will enable us to do more […]

Canal Clean Up – Volunteers wanted

On Wednesday 9th July 2014, from 10.00am – 2.00pm, you can join the Inland Waterways Association West Country Branch at Bridgwater Docks to tidy up the area surrounding the canal. Volunteer Mike Slade said “Volunteers meet here regularly to keep the area smart and tidy. You can take part in this contribution to the local […]

The Bridgwater Taunton Canal: Is it time for action?

Winding it’s way through the Westover ward of Bridgwater and much neglected in recent years, is the Bridgwater and Taunton canal. This vastly underused resource surely deserves some attention paid to it. With this in mind Westover ward councillors brought together enthusiastic officers of the Inland Waterways Association and Sedgemoor Corporate Director Doug Bamsey to […]