Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Updates - November 2010

Lincolnshire Waterways
Page 28, Map 10.  Boston.   New Visitor Moorings have been installed at Boston, and are a vast improvement on previous facilities.  They are floating pontoons and cater for various types of craft, especially narrowboats.  The previous moorings were short and didn't suit the growing number of longer narrowboats visiting the town, which had to moor at right-angles to the bank and therefore partially obstructed the channel.  The new moorings are also easily extendable to cater for future growth in boating. The £160,000 scheme has been developed by the Lincolnshire Waterways Partnership to encourage boats to visit the town before going on to the Black Sluice Navigation which is the first part of the future Fens Link Project.
Chesterfield Canal Guide
Map 12. The towpath between Dixons Lock and Hollingwood Lock is closed until 31 March 2011. For the latest information contact Tapton Lock Visitor Centre 01246 551035 - only weekends and Bank Holidays after the end of October, until Easter.  Or Derbyshire County Council 08456 058 058.
An alternative route via Station Road is signed on-site.  This closure also applies to the Trans Pennine Trail.
The closure is necessary as work is undertaken to construct Hollingwood Hub, a building which will extend from the old Hollingwood Lock-house to half of the length of the lock. This will provide many facilities for the local community as well as canal users.

Hollingwood Lock, with the steelwork in place for the Hollingwood Hub building.