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Active Waterways Cheshire launches Over 55s fitness scheme

Active Waterways Cheshire launches Over 55s fitness scheme

The Canal & River Trust has launched a new free 12-week health and fitness programme of weekly waterside walks for Cheshire residents aged over 55.

The “Active Waterways Cheshire” scheme aims to encourage less active people to increase their fitness levels and improve their health and wellbeing.

August 23, 2020
Chemical incident on Shropshire Union Canal boat at Beeston

Chemical incident on Shropshire Union Canal boat at Beeston

Fire crews were called to a chemical incident on a canal boat in Beeston near Tarporley.

Three fire engines attended, two from Chester and one from Nantwich, and the water incident unit from Powey Lane were called to the incident.

August 12, 2020
WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES – Man guilty of stabbing dog and leaving her to drown in Nantwich canal

WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES – Man guilty of stabbing dog and leaving her to drown in Nantwich canal

A man has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after he stabbed his poorly dog twice and chained a heavy weight around her body and left her drowning in a canal in Nantwich.

Brendan Murphy, 52, who lives on a barge on the Shropshire Union Canal, was found guilty of three animal welfare offences when he appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court.

November 18, 2019
Residents reassured as towpath cracks emerge on canal embankment in Nantwich

Residents reassured as towpath cracks emerge on canal embankment in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Concerned residents and business owners have been urged not to worry despite towpath cracks appearing on the 200-year-old Shropshire Union Canal embankment in Nantwich

November 15, 2019
Venetian Marina in Nantwich to host Open Day

Venetian Marina in Nantwich to host Open Day

Venetian Marina on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich is hosting an Open Day on Sunday April 28.

The event is open to all narrowboaters and would-be-narrowboaters who can meet the marina team.

February 18, 2019
Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire is to undergo more than £600,000 of repairs.

The Canal & River Trust, the national waterways and wellbeing charity, has scheduled the work over winter in Audlem, Beeston, Chester and Market Drayton.

November 16, 2018
Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

By Stephen Topping
From rescuing oxygen-starved fish in the River Weaver to a freshwater jellyfish in the Shropshire Union Canal – the Environment Agency has been pretty busy this summer.

Tucked away on an industrial estate in Winsford, the team is working around the clock to keep Cheshire’s waterways safe for wildlife.

August 10, 2018
New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

Nantwich’s fascinating canal history is now told on new interpretation panels unveiled next to Thomas Telford’s historic aqueduct.

Known as ‘The Gateway to Nantwich’, the aqueduct was recently restored by the Canal & River Trust charity.

July 16, 2018
Families urged to sign up for fishing event in Nantwich

Families urged to sign up for fishing event in Nantwich

Nantwich families fed up of the World Cup can try something different this weekend – free fishing!

The Canal & River Trust is inviting people to have a go this Sunday July 15 at bridge 104 on the Shropshire Union Canal at Calverley, Nantwich.

July 11, 2018
Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

A Nantwich playground by the Shropshire Union Canal has been re-opened after a £58,000 refurbishment.

The recreation area on Marsh Lane was renovated as part of a joint scheme by the Canal & River Trust charity, WREN and Cheshire East Council.

April 20, 2018
Shropshire Union Canal embankment collapse leaves boats stranded

Shropshire Union Canal embankment collapse leaves boats stranded

An embankment collapse on the Shropshire Union Canal between Nantwich and Middlewich has left boats stranded and drained a large stretch of the waterway.

The incident has closed the canal between Wardle Lock and Stanthorne Lock, south of Middlewich.

March 16, 2018
Shropshire Union Canal locks near Nantwich among busiest in UK

Shropshire Union Canal locks near Nantwich among busiest in UK

Locks on the Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich are among the busiest 10 in the UK, a survey shows.

An annual survey of lock usage, published by the Canal & River Trust charity, shows the Shropshire Union Canal and Llangollen Canal have two locks each included in the top eight of the national lock movements league table.

February 26, 2018
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina wins UK Inland Marina of the Year

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina wins UK Inland Marina of the Year

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina has won the UK Inland Marina of the Year 2018 at London Boat Show For the second year running.

The marina, in the heart of the Cheshire canal network on the Shropshire Union Canal, was exhibiting for the first time with their own stand at the London Boat Show.

January 16, 2018