News with tag 'Navigation Authorities'

Funding Announced for Bridges in Scotland

Date: 29/06/2018

Hot off the press is news of the announcement from Scottish Government on 28th June that additional funding of £1.6 million has been found to carry out repairs to Bonnybridge and Twechar lift bridges on the Forth & Clyde Canal, and also ...

Scottish Canals Under Threat of Closure

Date: 27/06/2018

The recent publication of Scottish Canals' Asset Management Strategy suggests that sections of the Lowland Canals could face permanent closure.

The Forth & Clyde and Union canals were restored as a Millennium ...

IWA’s GapTracker to improve boaters’ facilities

Date: 24/05/2018

In a major drive to improve boaters’ facilities nationwide, The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is asking for boaters’ help to identify areas on the UK’s canals and rivers where water and waste facilities are ...

Campaign to Remove Dee Branch Blockage

Date: 01/05/2018

A 'temporary' flood barrier which had been in place for over two years has been removed from the Dee Branch in Chester, following a successful campaign by Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Campaigns, Navigation Authorities

Another Bridge Closed by Scottish Canals

Date: 03/04/2018

Following the alarming news in January that Scottish Canals had closed the Forth & Clyde Canal as a through route due to not having the necessary funds to carry out work on two ...

Breach on Middlewich Branch

Date: 21/03/2018

An embankment on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Wardle Lock and Stanthorne Lock collapsed overnight on Thursday 15th March, and will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Canal & River Trust ...

Middle Level Bill Has Progressed to the House of Lords

Date: 08/03/2018

The Middle Level Bill has now been passed by the House of Commons and has gone to the House of Lords for the next stage of the parliamentary process.

The Middle Level Commissioners (MLC) are the navigation authority for the Middle ...

Canal & River Trust Licensing Consultation Outcome is a Missed Opportunity

Date: 07/03/2018

Following publication of the outcome of Canal & River Trust’s licence review consultation on 6th March, The Inland Waterways Association regrets that Canal & River Trust has failed to take the opportunity to produce a modern licensing ...

IWA Raises Concern at Forth & Clyde closure

Date: 06/02/2018

IWA has told Scottish Canals that the current indefinite closure of the Forth & Clyde Canal is unacceptable.  This follows the claim by Scottish Canals that it does not have the funds necessary to repair two lift bridges.  IWA has ...

IWA Urges Further Talks on EA Transfer

Date: 31/01/2018

IWA is extremely disappointed at the announcement from the Environment Agency that Defra has been unable to agree Canal & River Trust’s recent proposal for taking over the navigations run by EA. At a meeting last week, the Defra Minister ...

Middle Level Bill progresses in Parliament

Date: 25/01/2018

The Middle Level Bill, which proposes the introduction of a registration system for boats on the Middle Level Navigations, has been before an 'Opposed Bill Committee' in Parliament. The Middle Level is a 120 mile system of drainage ...

IWA’s Voice is Heard in Ely

Date: 16/01/2018

IWA’s campaign to stop the Environment Agency from selling off river frontage in Ely to private bidders has achieved a successful result, with the news that the local council will be buying the land. 

Whilst IWA would ...

No Water for Birmingham Canal Navigations from Chasewater Reservoir

Date: 13/12/2017

The Association has raised concerns with Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, Staffordshire County Council, earlier in the year ...

IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

Date: 29/11/2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities.  IWA National Chairman, Ivor Caplan, has written to the Waterway ...

EA to Impose Above-Inflation Registration Charge Increases

Date: 14/11/2017

IWA is disappointed by the response from Environment Agency to its consultation on 2018/19 Navigation Charges and is calling for clear progress on the activity based costing of the Navigation Service before any further steps are taken to ...

Hear Hear - Middle Level Bill to Proceed

Date: 26/10/2017

The Middle Level Bill, which ran out of time in the last Parliament, has been given the go ahead to proceed through its parliamentary process, with the House of Commons voting in favour following a debate on 17th October.  Despite ...

IWA Welcomes CRT Attempts to Manage Finite London Space

Date: 25/10/2017

Canal & River Trust wants feedback on their proposals to help make the best possible use of London’s increasingly busy waterspace and improve boaters’ experience of boating in London.  Acknowledging that “London ...

Good News for Freight at Goole

Date: 03/10/2017

Following representations by both IWA East Yorkshire Branch and IWA’s Inland Waterways Freight Group, Goole has backed down over proposals to increase charges for freight and to remove the free locking period either side of high tide for ...

IWA Objects to Sale of EA Moorings in Ely

Date: 01/09/2017

IWA has written to Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of EA, to ask him to withdraw the sale of three lengths of moorings in Ely ahead of the advertised closing date for sealed bids of 8th September.  The plots amount to over 300 metres of ...

Emergency Closure Notice for Welches Dam Lock published 11 years late

Date: 10/05/2017

11 years ago the Environment Agency piled across sufficient of the entrance to Welches Dam Lock between Chatteris and Manea in Cambridgeshire to prevent access through the lock by boats. EA recently explained in a Parliamentary briefing that ...

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