News Archive

Funding Announced for Bridges in Scotland

29 June 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 ...
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Places left on Waterway Recovery Group 2018 Family Camps

29 June 2018

Family orientated canal volunteering weekends have returned for their second year with the first of three weekends organised by Waterway Recovery Group taking place. The first WRG family camp of ...
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Scottish Canals Under Threat of Closure

27 June 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 ...
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IWA’s GapTracker to improve boaters’ facilities

24 May 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 ...
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HS2 Agrees to IWA Proposal

24 May 2018

In our Petition on the HS2 Phase 2A (West Midlands – Crewe) Hybrid Bill, submitted on 26 February 2018 the following request was included:  "The height of the route across the Trent ...
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Hottest IWA Canalway Cavalcade on Record

09 May 2018

The hottest May Day Bank Holiday weekend since 1978 brought the crowds out in droves in Little Venice, where the 36th annual IWA Canalway Cavalcade took place.  140 boats lined up along the ...
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Campaign to Remove Dee Branch Blockage

01 May 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 IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch and ...
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New Mosaic Nature Trail on Northampton Arm

01 May 2018

The new mosaic nature trail on the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal, featuring 34 mosaic designs, was officially inaugurated by Northamptonshire Deputy Lieutenant Joan Kirkbride on 21st ...
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Middlewich Breach Caused by "Over-Topping"

30 April 2018

In total, around 70 metres of the embankment carrying the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal over the River Wheelock was lost just before midnight on Thursday 15th March, draining ...
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Waterway Park Blocked by New Road Scheme

27 April 2018

IWA is supporting the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust following the announcement by the State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, for a scheme to upgrade the A421 between Milton Keynes and ...
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