Meeting Held to Save Canal.

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save the Tennant Canal. Meeting Held to Save Canal. By Robert Lloyd Print Contact Editor robert.lloyd01@walesonline.co.ukSource: South Wales Evening Post (Print Addition) June 25th, 2022 CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save the Tennant Canal, which runs from Neath to Port Tennant, have organised a meeting which was attended by representatives of Natural Resources WalesContinue reading “Meeting Held to Save Canal.”

Action to restore water feed to the Tennant Canal.

There are now two steps to get water into the canal, both could be accomplished in a day or two and at almost zero cost. Tennant Canal-focussed session took place on Friday, June 10th at the Driving Range in Aberdulais. TCA Position Statement (PDF 1.7MB) Minutes from the Meeting (PDF 138 KB) June 18th, 2022Continue reading “Action to restore water feed to the Tennant Canal.”

The Cadoxton Culvert

The Culvert flows from the Hills above Neath Golf Club down through Cadoxton Park under the Main Road and Stanley Place before finally making its way to the Tennant Canal. Looking at the many maps on the area it seems that at one time the culvert ran under the Tennant Canal towards the River Neath.Continue reading “The Cadoxton Culvert”

Natural Resources Wales holds all the cards?

No application has been received to construct or reconstruct the Aberdulais Weir and return freshwater supply to the Tennant Canal. May 18, 2021 Natural Resource Wales Head of Operations, Martyn Evans in a reply to Stephen Kinnock MP on behalf of a constituent says “no application has been received to construct or reconstruct the AberdulaisContinue reading “Natural Resources Wales holds all the cards?”

The Jersey Marine Pumps fall Silent.

The Tennant Canal pumping station at Jersey Marine ends all operations to industry at Baglan Bay. The Jersey Marine pump-house as ended operations after years of supplying significant quantities of water from the Port Tennant Canal Company to industry at Baglan Bay. The Baglan Bay Power LTD closed on 24 March 2021 the large pumpsContinue reading “The Jersey Marine Pumps fall Silent.”

The Tennant Canal has been affected by Flooding Incident in Skewen.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) confirmed the Tennant Canal had been polluted “from mine water”. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) confirmed the Tennant Canal had been polluted “from mine water”. Multi-Agency Response to Flooding Incident in Skewen, Neath Posted by Aled Lewis on 22 Jan 2021 Emergency services andContinue reading “The Tennant Canal has been affected by Flooding Incident in Skewen.”

The Future of the Tennant Canal is in serious doubt!

We and the Tennant family are as concerned as you for the future of the Canal. Email received in response to the news that the Tennant canal’s last source of funding, the Baglan Power LTD and Group of Companies went into liquidation on March 24, 2021. Baglan group of companies liquidated. The Port Tennant CompanyContinue reading “The Future of the Tennant Canal is in serious doubt!”

The Fen Raft Spider discovered in the Tennant Canal.

Fish-eating spider invades Wales. Source: BBC WalesThursday, 14 August 2003 The discovery of a colony of large fish-eating spiders in a Swansea canal has excited nature experts. Countryside Council for Wales spokesman David Painter said: “Up until now, the fen raft spider was only found at UK sites, both in eastern England. “Finding a populationContinue reading “The Fen Raft Spider discovered in the Tennant Canal.”