Friends of the Bradford Becks (Facebook)

If you are on Facebook, please note the new Friends of Bradford Beck page, (Page is now a Group with a slightly different name and a new address) and like it!

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Dowley Gap Locks and Aqueduct (Seven Arches)

Now 17th February

Dowley Gap Locks and Aqueduct aka seven arches

Bring your wellies.

Way back in December (19th) a flyer made the rounds by eMail for a local open day as part of the Winter closures program original planned for 27th January at Dowley Gap Locks and the Seven Arches Aqueduct

Due to the inclement weather i.e. the freeze, the work has been postponed and the Open day rearranged for 17th February, we learned in an email of

An article by Martin Wainwright about this was published in the Guardian and its Northerner Blog originally on the 9th January

Later post on the Guardian Northerner Blog (Jan 24th)

The original flyer is Dowley Gap Lock & Aqueduct poster

Other quite successful open days have been held on days in the past few years at other locations

At this location the Canal passes over the River Aire in an aqueduct of seven brick and stone arches. the canal has been leaking quite seriously at the east end of the aqueduct

The event also appears in the events column on the Canal and Rivers Trust website

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EA Consultation – River Flow and Water Abstraction Standards re Hydropower

This is an Environment Agency Consultation on which we should all be making our views heard, whether as Rivers Trust members, Anglers, Ecologists, Walkers, Cyclists or any other river (or riverbank) user.
Rather than expressing my views hers I’ll just copy and paste from today Monday’s email 2013-01-21

Consultation on river flow and water abstraction standards for hydropower will
be available for you to view and comment between the following dates:

Start date: 21/01/13 09:00

End date: 02/04/13 23:59

Please select the following link to view this event:

If the link appears to be broken, please try copying the entire link into the
address bar on your web browser.

This e-mail has been automatically generated by the Consultation software.

There was also a block about confidentiality of the email, but since anyone can sign up for the consultations alert, anyone can see that block for themselves if they sign up.

You can sign up yourself to be alerted of EA Consultations at

Rivers Trust Newsletters – past issues

Here are a set of links to the webpages archive of Rivers Trust newsletters

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