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CRT winter stoppage consultation 2014-05 Between our spring and summer issues CRT announced the timetable for its winter stoppage consultation for Winter 2014-15 and also details of the proposed stoppages themselves. Comments on the first version of CRT’s plans closed on Friday, June 20, for CRT planners to assess the online feedback and make any amendments that they can. Thereafter the revised plans will be released for a second round of consultation from July 14 to August 8, with a final stoppage schedule to be determined on August 29. CRT is proposing that this winter the stoppages on the Llangollen Canal will take place before Christmas, and those on the northern Shropshire Union Main Line and at Cholmondeston Lock on the Middlewich Branch after Christmas. Specifically, the stoppages include, between November and December, the Chirk and Whitehouses tunnels, Frankton Locks, New Marton Locks, as well as Poveys and Quoisley locks, while in the new year work will be taking place at SU locations including Audlem, Woodseaves and Cholmondeston. The full list of planned stoppages in our branch area can be found on the CRT website. In IWA’s regular dialogues with the three waterway managers in our North West Region, they have been very enthusiastic in expressing their wish to receive more user comments during the consultation process. So please, when the second consultation phase begins, visit http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/winter, check the full list of planned stoppages and have your say if you think there are issues that have not been adequately addressed. Michael Haig

Water Adds Value : IWA/CRT Conference It is two years since the trumpeted launch of the Canal & River Trust. How are IWA and CRT getting along? For an answer look no further than their joint conference, Water Adds Value, held in Birmingham – unfortunately on the day of the Montgomery Canal Triathlon! On display was a map showing derelict canals around the country: no less than 95, including of course the three active projects in our branch area. Shroppie Fly Paper

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Summer 2014

2014 06 Shroppie Fly Paper  

Shroppie Fly Paper is the newsletter of the Shrewsbury District & North Wales Branch of The Inland Waterways Association.