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Dear Readers,  You may have already been advised that Phil Aspey has taken the decision to withdraw from the role of Chair of the BSS Advisory Committee after 8 years in the seat. As the highly regarded independent Chair, he … Continue reading

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Strawberry Island Boat Club Open Day 15/17th September

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The Canal & River Trust’s Response to the New Government Grant Review Announcement

The Canal & River Trust has some important news to share with you about the future of the nation’s canals – you may have already seen it in the press or wider communications in the past few days.   Our much-loved … Continue reading

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Annual Statistics from the CRT Safety Records

A review of CRT’s records of incidents for 2022 identifies two areas in particular we should be wary of. Out of 93 total incidents recorded 63 were categorised as; Fire/Explosion (including ‘immediate risk of’), 22 for capsizing, grounding, stranding and … Continue reading

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Gas Supplier Calor Confirms it is Discontinuing Sales of their Small Gas Bottles

Calor has confirmed that it is to discontinue five of its smaller canisters from the 1st of February. The cylinders being discontinued are Calor’s Cube, 3.9kg Propane, 4.5kg Butane, 6Lite Propane and 12kg Butane cylinders. Many boaters use these smaller … Continue reading

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