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About Fund Britain's Waterways

Browse news, press releases and media coverage about Fund Britain’s Waterways here.

Fund Britain’s Waterways (FBW) is a coalition of organisations representing hundreds of thousands of users and supporters of inland waterways. We are campaigning for national and local government to act now and protect the public benefit and natural capital of our waterways.

Join us in the fight to #FundBritainsWaterways by signing our petition. With your help, our canals and rivers may stand a better chance of securing desperately needed funding.  See the full list of participating organisations.  To add your organisation as a participant, or to join our mailing list for news and information about Fund Britain’s Waterways, e-mail us at [email protected]

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In the News – Selected Press Reports

8th January 2024 – Canalboat news item – plans for 2024 bank holiday weekend of action

7th January 2024 – Reuters – Conservative Group highlights Westminster cruise

4th January 2024 – Marine Industry News – announcement of May 2024 parliamentary cruise

15th November 2023 – Afloat – Ireland’s sailing and boating magazine

11th November 2023 – Canalboat news item – Westminster cruise

8th November 2023 – Towpath Talk news item about Westminster cruise.

30th September 2023 – BBC News report on Gloucester gathering

26th September 2023 – Gloucester BID – concerns for Gloucester’s waterways

31st August 2023 – Narrowboat World – Plans for Westminster cruise

29th August 2023 – The Guardian – Letter from Les Etheridge

18th August 2023 – Westminster Extra – Funding for the waterways summary

14th August 2023 – Yahoo News – Report on Birmingham gathering

14th August 2023 – Birmingham World report on Birmingham gathering, including video

13th August 2023 – BBC News report on Birmingham gathering

13th August 2023 – The Independent report on Birmingham gathering, including video

13th August 2023 – AOL News report on Birmingham gathering, including video

22nd June 2023 – Towpath Talk – plan for Birmingham gathering

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