Good news that Caerphilly County Borough Council are doing major maintenance works on the Crumlin Arm from Pontywaun Aqueduct to Green Meadow Bridge.
Information from their Facebook page on 22nd March 2021 below:
MBACT is extremely concerned that CRT (Glandŵr Cymru (the Canal and River Trust in Wales)) have placed Junction House at Pontymoile Basin, Pontypool, on the market. Junction House is a Grade II Listed Building, located within the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal Conservation Area. The property was built as a Toll House at the junction of the Monmouthshire Canal and the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal, made necessary here because of the … Read more
Subsequent to our news post at the beginning of March 2021 –Torfaen Council to appoint Canal Officer to Secure Restoration we are pleased to report that Torfaen County Borough Council have started the recruitment process by advertising for Internal Council candidates. More information here – Canal Co-ordinator – Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Public Protection We look forward to working with the new Canal Co-ordinator when appointed to secure our joint … Read more
The severe water shortage on both the Main Line and Crumlin Arm on the Mon & Brec canal in Torfaen County Borough Council and Newport City Council areas, has been reported by many concerned residents. Our Trust has also been very concerned. As the Councils are the owners of the canal within their respective areas, we have spoken to officers at each Council regarding the issue, and discussed what remedial … Read more
I would like to introduce myself and outline how I see the work of the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust (MBACT) going forward. I was born in Griffithstown, so the canal was a huge part of my growing up, not least my daily walk to school was along the canal towpath. As with all youngsters falling in was also an occasional hazard !! Roll on the years and I … Read more
Further to our previous news post about CRT holding a drop-in session at Goytre Wharf. CRT are asking for comments, or letters of support to be sent to Clare Parsons at CRT. See below. The proposed design can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the image below. The document is a PDF file. Goytre Wharf – Canal and River Trust Proposal for accessible ramp to the towpath.The Canal and River Trust … Read more
The Canal and River Trust (CRT) have a drop-in session at Goytre Wharf on Wednesday 7th April between 11am and 3pm for their proposal for a new accessible towpath access ramp. You can meet CRT’s design engineer, and see and contribute to the proposal and draft design, which is still at an early stage. The project is on a shortlist for possible Welsh Government Community Facilities Fund funding. The Trust … Read more
After a long winter of Covid19 Lockdown our canal is beginning to open up. The Canal and River Trust (CRT) recently updated their Guidance based on the Welsh Government regulations. You can find out more on CRT’s Coronavirus and boating FAQs page.
The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is closed and is only providing takeaways currently.
We are delighted to report that Torfaen County Borough Council has recently decided to create a new Canals Officer Post. The post-holder will develop a strategy and seek external sources of funding to restore and improve the maintenance of the canal through the Borough. The committee debates also confirmed the Councils vision; to restore the canal in phases working their way south from the existing end of navigation at Five Locks Cwmbran, eventually restoring its complete length within the Borough.
Press StatementBoat Owners Rally at Bevans Bridge 46 – South Sebastopol Cwmbran A boat rally has been organised by boat owners on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal for the 5th September 2020. Our Trust supports boaters on the canal who have been forced into this protest action by the unreasonable behaviour of the housing developer Taylor Wimpey. The housing developers have left the canal in an appalling state and prevented … Read more
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