25th Jul 2017

COWS IN THE CUT!

Some cows recently got stuck in the W&B near Alvechurch. All were rescued very quickly by the fire brigade. No cows or firemen were injured in the operation.  

17th Jul 2017

ANOTHER FALLEN TREE: ALVECHURCH 17th JULY

Yet another fallen tree! This time it’s at Alvechurch. Not blocking navigation and CRT dealing with.    

16th Jul 2017

W&B CANAL BLOCKED SUNDAY 16th JULY

It has been reported that the W&B is currently blocked just north of Wast Hills Tunnel near Bridge 70. A tree has fallen across the canal. Canal & River Trust...

01st Mar 2017

PLEASE DON’T FEED DUCKS BREAD

Last year Canal & River Trust launched a campaign as 6 million loaves of bread were thrown into our canals and rivers by well-intentioned people feeding the ducks each year....

29th Jan 2017

ED HELPS FEATURE

Ed Helps, Managing Director of ABC Leisure, is featured in this article on Canal & River Trust website. Ed is helping WBDCS organise St Richard’s Festival 2017.

20th Dec 2016

TOWPATH COLLAPSING AT HOPWOOD

C&RT contractors are working up at Hopwood today (December 20th) as the towpath is unsafe and collapsing in to the canal. Apparently there are fibre optic cables running under the...

18th Dec 2016

UNLOCKING THE RIVER SEVERN

Caroline Kendall of Canal & River Trust has contacted our society with the following: The Unlocking the River Severn project is looking to gather feedback from the local community and...

15th Dec 2016

WRG 2017 CANAL CAMPS

Bookings are now open for the 2017 Canal Camps Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) working holidays, called ‘Canal Camps’ are a great experience for anyone who loves being outdoors and enjoys...

07th Dec 2016

BOATERS VIDEO

Canal & River Trust have produced a ‘Boaters DVD’. The video is also available on YouTube Please watch this video before going boating for the first time and learn how...

01st Oct 2016

ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN IN ALVECHURCH!

An article about this bridge has now been published in ‘The Village Magazine‘ Alvechurch. As reported in local newspapers recently including the Bromsgrove Advertiser, a rotting bridge on the W&B...

20th Sep 2016

PARKHEAD CANAL FESTIVAL: 24th & 25th SEPTEMBER

Parkhead Canal Festival! 24th & 25th September. This event has now taken place. WBDCS would like to thank everybody who came and supported the festival. We hope you enjoyed yourselves...

19th Aug 2016

LOCK SAFETY

It seems that there are more accidents happening in canal locks than ever before. Or maybe it’s just that they seem to get reported a lot more than they used...

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