IWA Annual AGM

IWA’s 60th Annual General Meeting will be held at St Thomas More Catholic Academy, Longton Hall Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 2NJ.

There is a packed day of presentations and activities on offer and our local IWA branch, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire have plans that will keep attendees entertained for the full weekend. Find out more about the AGM weekend activities.

The AGM takes place on 28th September 2019 so why not make a short break of it and visit the nearby Silver Propeller locations on the Caldon Canal on either the Friday or Monday and have some great British fun (and hopefully sun) at the branch fundraising fete on Sunday. An evening meal and a talk by deputy chairman of the branch Steve Wood lead the bill for the Saturday night.

Annual Members' Meeting 2019

Doors open at 9.30am and the meeting starts at 10am.

The first session will include a presentation celebrating one of IWA’s most recent successes – our Forth & Clyde and Union canals campaign which led to the canals being re-opened to through traffic this year.

IWA’s new Heritage Advisory Group is a new team of professional, expert advisors that join our Honorary Consultant Engineers and most recently our Planning Advisory Group. Our planners have been invited to give the second of our presentations and their talk will be followed by the announcement of the winners of IWA’s prestigious annual awards.

The formal AGM begins at 11.30am and will be followed by an update on our current campaigns and the opportunity to ask questions of our panel of trustees, with lunch to follow at 1.00pm. Lunch must be booked in advance.

AGM Agenda

  1. To review and approve the minutes of the fifty-ninth Annual General Meeting.
  2. To present the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Association for the year ended 31st December 2018, and the report of the auditors thereon.
  3. To re-appoint Saffery Champness as auditors of the Association from the conclusion of the meeting, and to authorise trustees to decide their remuneration.
  4. To hear the result of the ballot for the appointment of trustees.

The 2018 Annual Report and Financial Statements were approved by trustees on 29th August 2019 and are now available.


Book your lunch to register your attendance at the AGM plus book your weekend activities.



St Thomas More Catholic Academy,
Longton Hall Road,
Stoke on Trent,

Coming by Boat?

As several of the activities are taking place in the vicinity of Denford and the junction of the two branches of the Caldon Canal, transport will be provided between there and the AGM for any members wishing to attend the AGM by boat. Limited spaces are available. Please contact Alison Smedley - alison.smedley@waterways.org.uk