Wednesday, August 28, 2013

K&A Canal Winter stoppages


04.11.13 — 29.11,13: Cadley Lock(54) Heathy Lock (52) & Wootton Rivers Lock (51) 
11.11.13 — 29.11.13: Bulls Lock (88)
25.11.13 — 20.12.13: Tyle Mill (99)
02.12.13 — 13.12.13: Woolhampton Lock (94)
02.12.13 — 20.12.13: Culvert 21a
16.12.13 — 20.12.13: Fobney Lock (105)
06.01.14 — 14.02.14: Hungerford Lock (74)
10.02.14 — 14.02.14: Church Lock (64)
17.02.14 — 14.03.14: Aldermaston Lock (95)

Man in court over thefts from boats on the K&A Canal


Alan Campbell, 39 of no fixed address,who has been sought by Wiltshire Police in connection with thefts from boats on the Kennet & Avon Canal dating back to late last year, appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court this morning.

Campbell was remanded in custody to appear on September 27 at Swindon Crown Court — charged with five counts of burglary.

Campbell was arrested in Leicestershire on Monday and transferred back to Wiltshire and police enquiries continue into other thefts from boats on the K&A.

Devizes Flight on the K&A Canal should re-open on Saturday

Locks 22-44 on the Devizes Flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal that includes the famous Caen Hill locks should re-open on Saturday says the Canal & River Trust.
Lock 23 on the K&A Canal that has closed Devizes Flight since Saturday: Picture by Bob Naylor: WaterMarx©
The damaged collar on the lock gate: Picture by Bob Naylor: WaterMarx©
The all metal top gate on the lock was damaged by a boat on Saturday August 24 and work will begin to re-set the collar tomorrow (August 29).

Providing the mortar has cured the flight will be re-opened on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

K&A Canal boat thefts — man arrested

Allan Campbell — now in custody
Allen Campbell, 39, who has been sought by Wiltshire Police following a series of thefts from boats on the Kennet & Avon Canal has been arrested.

Early yesterday morning he was arrested by Lincolnshire Police and he has been brought back to Wiltshire and he is being held in Melksham Police Station.