News Archive

Waterways Manifesto Gains Support of MPs

14 June 2017

IWA’s Waterway Manifesto attracted over 360 pledges of support from parliamentary candidates during the lead up to the recent general election.   Among the MPs subsequently elected ...
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Essex Waterways brings trip boat back to Chelmer & Blackwater

05 June 2017

Essex Waterways Ltd, the IWA subsidiary company that runs the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, is bringing the trip boat Victoria back to the waterway after the boat’s former operator ceased ...
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General Election - Don't Let Our Waterways Be Forgotten

24 May 2017

This unexpected General Election is focusing, quite rightly, on important issues like Brexit, the NHS and social care but IWA will be making contact with the candidates to make sure that the ...
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Award Winners at IWA Canalway Cavalcade

10 May 2017

140 boats gathered for the Association’s 35th annual Canalway Cavalcade at London’s Little Venice over the 1st May Bank Holiday weekend.  Thousands of visitors came to see boats ...
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Emergency Closure Notice for Welches Dam Lock published 11 years late

10 May 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 ...
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£200,000 of grants to support waterways restoration

06 April 2017

A £200,000 legacy generously donated to IWA by long-time canal expert Tony Harrison, has been awarded to four waterways restoration projects.  Twenty eight bids were received by the ...
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IWA warns Scottish Canals over declining boat numbers

23 March 2017

IWA has written to Scottish Canals expressing deep disappointment at the announcement from Capercaillie Cruisers, which operates hire boats from Falkirk on the Scottish lowland canals, that it ...
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IWA responds to latest HS2 route consultation

21 March 2017

IWA has responded to HS2’s consultation on design refinements to the Secretary of State for Transport’s preferred route for the HS2 Phase 2b route.IWA has serious concerns over the ...
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Time For Licence Fee Change

01 March 2017

IWA believes that CRT has the opportunity to make positive changes to its boat licensing system that would allow it to focus resources and give boaters a fairer deal.  The current licensing ...
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EA Waterways Still Giving IWA Cause for Concern

01 March 2017

IWA’s concerns that some EA waterways may have to close in the future due to lack of funding has resulted in Parliamentary Questions being asked.  Written Questions were put to the ...
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