New Manager for the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

Laura Thomas outside the Fourteen Locks Centre

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Manager for the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre. The new manager is Laura Thomas. Laura is well known on the Mon & Brec canal and has her own boat moored at Llangattock. Laura has previously worked as a manager for the Big Issue and also in the Care sector. Laura started at the Centre this week, ably supported by Assistant Manager … Read more

Our Current Vacancies

View of partially restored Mon & Brec Canal

See our vacancies for Paid and Volunteer roles with the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust.

New Boaters’ Signing Book for the Open Hearth Pub

Open Hearth Inn Sebastopol

Members of the Facebook group “Bridge 46 to Five Locks” have commissioned a brand-new Boater’s Signing Book for the Open Hearth pub in Griffithstown. The presentation of the Boaters’ Signing Book will take place at the Open Hearth public house on Saturday 28th August at 10.00. Invited guests will be Gareth & Kirsty, Landlord & Landlady of the Open Hearth, Members of the Bridge 46 to Five Locks Facebook Group … Read more

Volunteer paddleboard instructor roles available with CRT on Mon & Brec canal

Jo Moseley paddleboarding on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Fancy teaching people to paddleboard on the Mon & Brec canal? This looks like a great volunteer opportunity with the Canal and River Trust (CRT) … https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/…/14242b12-volunteer… Training starts with CRT on 23rd August. Photo is of the Leeds and Liverpool canal. Photo at the top of this page – Jo Moseley paddleboarding on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Copyright CRT

Fourteen Locks Circular Walk Partially Closed

MBACT canalside walks started 2017

The Fourteen Locks Circular Walk is a 5km / 3.1mile circular walk down the Fourteen Lock flight and around the Ynys-y-fro Reservoirs. The route is set out and managed by Newport City Council. Unfortunately part of the walk has been closed by the Council and it not possible to start the walk at Fourteen Locks and return via the northern route. Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, and our Trust is not … Read more

The Canal and Countryside Volunteer Group

MBACT Volunteers at Allt-yr-yn Nature Reserve

The Canal and Countryside Volunteer Group is a joint partnership between our Trust based at Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, and Newport City Council. The Group was set up with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project has proven to be a great success. The Group meets every Thursday, from 10am till 3.30pm. Work is done either around the Fourteen Locks flight of locks on the Crumlin Branch of the … Read more

Torfaen Canal Co-ordinator Post Re-advertised

Restoration work at Ty Coch

Following on from previous posts on this website on Torfaen Country Borough Council’s intention to appoint a Canal Officer we note that the post has been unfilled, and that the post has been re-advertised this morning. This is a important post supporting and driving forward MBACT and Torfaen Council’s strategic restoration vision for the Mon & Brec Canal within the Council’s area. We would encourage suitably qualified candidates to consider applying. … Read more

Vacancy for Fourteen Locks Canal Centre Manager

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

This is a unique opportunity to manage a popular visitor attraction based in High Cross, Cwm Lane, Newport, Gwent. The Centre Manager has day-to-day management responsibility for the running of the Centre, and is supported by a Deputy Manager and an enthusiastic and dedicated Volunteer Team. The Centre functions as an information-hub for the Cefn Flight of Locks and the Mon & Brec Canal as a whole. It also has … Read more

Upgrade of Talybont-on-Usk Drawbridge

Talybont Drawbridge

The drawbridge at Talybont-on-Usk is one of our canal’s iconic features. You may have seen that recently the bridge was closed for 3 days for resurfacing. The bridge, which is owned and operated by the Canal and River Trust (CRT), is a landmark in Talybont and provides access to a number of houses, farms and onwards to Talybont reservoir. It has had a poor reputation in the past for reliability … Read more

Appointment of Torfaen Council’s Canal Officer Advertised Externally

Restoration work at Ty Coch

Subsequent to our news posts at the beginning of March 2021 and on May 5th 2021 –Torfaen Council to appoint Canal Officer to Secure Restoration and Appointment of Torfaen Council’s Canal Officer Moves Forward. We note that the new post is now advertised externally. More information here – Canal Co-ordinator – Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Public Protection The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 27th May 2021.

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