Just over 200 years ago Samuel Whitbread, Member of Parliament for Bedford, was the driving force behind the plan to create a waterway linking the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union at Milton Keynes) with the River Great Ouse at Bedford.
Developers must take account of the route. B&MK Waterway “one of the most well thought-out and beneficial projects”: British Waterways. Linear ponds to be dug in Marston Vale early next year – newts permitting Waterway and community boat at the heart of Bedford Waterspace Study.
B&MK Waterway at the heart of new “waterspace” studies”A revelation” – “not a bit like Milton Keynes”. Oh, yes it is – and it might not be too long before these sights become just as familiar along the River Great Ouse in Bedford following the Waterspace Study.
The Trust have run a full programme of events on both weekends so far this month, despite everything the British weather has had to throw at us. The Trust stand at the two day Woodworks festival at the Forest of Marston Vale was positively buzzing with people interested in the project.
Triple Winners in National Waterways Renaissance Awards 2011 The proposed Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway (B&MK) made a big splash at the 2011 Waterways renaissance awards by scooping a surprise extra award for outstanding achievement, as well as winning first place for strategy and masterplanning. The project was also runner up in the partnership category.