Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Group - History
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December 2012
Phase 1 (Baseline) planning application approved - Start of detailed design phase
The Phase 1 (Baseline) plan is the first stage of the waterway vision and a free standing planning application in its own right. The scope and design of any later stages will be subject to separate application(s), once implementation of Phase 1 is funded and underway.

All supporting documents, formal consultation feedback and comments received can be inspected at RBWM's online Public Access Module, or in person in the council's Planning Department at the Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead.
August 2011
Phase 1 (Baseline) planning application submitted
The Phase 1 (Baseline) plan is the first stage of the waterway vision and a free standing planning application in its own right. The scope and design of any later stages will be subject to separate application(s), once implementation of Phase 1 is funded and underway.

All supporting documents, formal consultation feedback and comments received can be inspected at RBWM's online Public Access Module, or in person in the council's Planning Department at the Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead.
Late 2010
Chanel Clearance

Bray ClearanceA powered Flat Bed barge and crane, chain saws and support boats, in action working from the water during the last of four clearance sessions on the lower waterway in late 2010. A team of 15-20 volunteers and professionals worked each day to cut back overgrown trees and remove underwater obstructions, ensuring a minimum clear 5 metres wide safe passage for canoes and other small boats.

The Maidenhead River Services generously provided the powered flatbed barge and crane free of charge for the final session, whilst Braywood Tree Surgeons led the earlier sessions.

September 2010
Third Canoe Cavalcade

2010 BBQ Our third annual canoe cavalcade took place in September 2010 with some 30 canoeists and rowers launching at Green Lane to paddle the 3.5Kms down to The Thames through this very attractive but largely hidden waterway.

Earlier clearance work had opened up a good portion of the route. Unlike the town centre sections of the waterway, the lower Bray Cut is typically over 0.5 metres deep and with a few exceptions nearly 15 metres wide.

July 2010
Members BBQ

2010 BBQ Members and guests enjoyed our annual barbecue in July 2010, hosted this year at Peter Prior´s restored barn at Sheephouse Farm.

Thanks are due to everyone who contributed a dessert or helped out with the cooking, to Gill Snelgar for coordinating supplies and to Peter for the use of the venue.

May 2010
EIA Contract Signing

Contract SigningChairman Richard Davenport with Project Manager Karen Dingley of Golder Associates (UK) Ltd, after signing the contract for Golder to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment for the waterways project.

The contract is very wide ranging embracing flood risk, ecological surveys and other assessments to support a full planning application for the scheme.