Upcoming Events & Meetings


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5 September 2015

Work Party - River Gipping

5 September 2015

Pipps Ford or Baylham Mill Lock - Needham Market (to be confirmed)

5 September 2015
5 September 2015

Work Party - Bridgwater Docks

5 September 2015

IWA Cabin,The Docks, Bridgwater, TA6 3EX

5 September 2015
5 September 2015

Middlewich Boat Share Show

5 September 2015

Kings Lock Boatyard, Booth Lane, Middlewich, CW10 0JJ

5 September 2015
5 September 2015

WRG Grantham Canal Camp (CC201527)

5 September 2015

Woolsthorpe, Grantham

5 September 2015

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The Inland Waterways Association is the leading membership charity dedicated to conserving, maintaining and restoring Britain’s network of canal and river waterways.

With a membership of around 16,000, IWA provides a strong voice for waterways users, working with navigation authorities, local and national government and other organisations to keep all our waterways alive.

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group provides practical and technical support to waterways restoration projects across the country as well as providing skills training for volunteers.

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Do you love the waterways and want to give something back? Volunteering with IWA is for you! Opportunities include practical, administrative and advisory roles.
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IWA Campaigns

IWA campaigns for 100% of Britain's inland waterways. IWA’s vision is to see a widely-appreciated and well-maintained network of inland waterways available for the benefit of all.
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IWA Local

IWA is organised through a network of 8 Regions and 33 local Branches. Branches hold events in their area, including work parties, fund-raising activities, walks and meetings.
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For Kids

WOW is IWA's programme of activities for children. Materials can be used wherever young people might like to learn more about our inland waterways and their history.
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Essex Waterways

IWA’s subsidiary company Essex Waterways Ltd. took over the management of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in 2005 in order to prevent its closure.

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IWA's Waterway Recovery Group volunteers have helped restore many derelict waterways in Britain through their week-long Canal Camp working holidays and weekend digs.
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