Latest News and Announcements

Wrights Bridge Dudley No.2 Stoppage

C&RT have announced a stoppage from 07:00 Monday 4th to 18:00 Tuesday 5th March at Wrights Bridge, Dudley No 2 Canal. A condition survey is required for future repair works, and the navigation and towpath need to be closed to undertake this survey.

NB This stoppage was originally planned for 26th/27th February but has been postponed.

Please take note if you were planning to cruise to or from Hawne Basin on these days.

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/27448/wrights-bridge-cradley-dudley-no-2-canal


Stourbridge Canal Lock No. 9

Access to and from Stourton Junction on the Staffs and Worcester will be affected by this additional stoppage from 26th February to 5th April 2024 for gate and other repairs.  

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/27511/stourbridge-canal-lock-9


NB Wolverhampton flight also closed, re-opening 16th March.

Locks 7, 8, 18 & 19 under repair.


IWA Branch Social Meetings at Hawne

The winter program of Monday meetings is now available.   Read more


Sunday Lunches Resume

Sunday lunches for members will resume from Sunday 8th October 2023.   Read more


Dudley No. 2 Canal at risk from C&RT Funding Settlement?

C&RT have just revealed the Government's proposed funding settlement for the years 2027 to 2037 which amounts to a £300 million reduction over that period. This will have potentially serious implications for the canal system, in particular the remainder waterways of which our Dudley No. 2 Canal is one. Please click the link below to go to the C&RT website for more information about the Government's proposal.

Canal & River Trust News Item

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Work Parties

General work parties are held on the first Sunday of every month at Hawne Basin
starting at 09:00.

Dredger work parties are held on the 3rd weekend of every month, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 onwards

All volunteers will be very welcome!

Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided.
Everyone welcome.