On the 12th March Bedford was honoured to host, for the first time, the board of the Inland Waterway Association. IWA is a national organisation which works to protect and restore Britain’s network of canals and navigable rivers for the enjoyment of everyone.
April draws near which signals the start of the John Bunyan Community Boat’s cruising season. This year we have a number of new cruises which encompass the delight of cruising with another activity be it dining, learning of the History of Bedford or even Gin. Starting in April on the 18th April there will be […]
The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is asking local residents and wider supporters for their help in putting the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park firmly on the Government’s radar during the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework public consultation.
AGM 2021 Documents – The related papers to Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust 2021 AGM to be held on 24th June 2021 at 3pm.
Today, Friday 28th May, local Entrepreneur and Chairman of Milton Keynes Dons F.C., Pete Winkelman, performed the official naming ceremony at Milton Keynes’ Campbell Park.
Today, Wednesday 5th May, Electra the all-electric community boat was craned into the Grand Union Canal, just south of Milton Keynes.
Follow the building of our new Milton Keynes Community Boat to be located on the Grand Union Canal at Campbell Wharf Milton Keynes
We require your support for the Waterway Park.
Please support the Waterway Park by adding your own comments to the consultation which ends on 16th March 2021 completing the online questionnaire
Conference to discuss major development and economic growth opportunities surrounding the Oxford Cambridge Arc
The name was chosen by the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust’s MK Community Boat volunteer management team, in consultation with founding project partners Crest Nicholson/Campbell Wharf and the Parks Trust. Over 200 suggestions were put forward following a public appeal for suggestions.
The charity building the boat, the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, is appealing to the public for help, seeking suggestions for a name, ready for the boat which will be launched next spring.
BoatyMKBoatface, Jolly Roger, Super Trouper, Black Beard and Lekky Boatie have already been suggested, but the Trust is looking for ideas that reflect its ‘state of the art’ electric power and eco-friendly specification, together with its location on the Milton Keynes part of the Grand Union Canal.
The MK Community Boat, commissioned today (6th October) by the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, will be completely eco-friendly. Based on a 54ft long traditional narrowboat, it will use a ‘state of the art’ all-electric propulsion unit, instead of a traditional diesel engine. This will not only provide a unique experience by gliding almost silently along the canal, but also greatly reduce emissions.
Latest Newsletter now published in Microsoft SWAY, The SWAY version can be accessed from the following link Bedford Milton Keynes Waterway Park July 2019, Volume 17, No.2
Read the draft Business Plan presented at the 13th Annual General Meeting.
The historic boat LMS Sandbach made the journey up to the Head of Navigation at Kempston Mill over the May Bank Holiday.
Dave Hodgson, Liberal Democrat candidate said “I am a huge supporter of the waterway scheme itself and of the waterways trust. My record provides considerable evidence of this.
You can help promote the B&MK Waterway Park by lobbying your local Councillors in the May 2019 elections.
The Trust has recently received some very good news which will be important for us as we continue to promote the Waterway Park and seek funding for sections of the route.