News Archive

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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IWA Keeps Up the Pressure on East Anglian Waterways Threat

17 February 2017

IWA’s campaign to raise awareness that some EA waterways may have to close in the future due to lack of funding has been continuing, with nearly 200 letters or emails written so far to MPs ...
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Anglian Waterways Under Threat of Closure

26 January 2017

IWA has issued a strong warning that potential long-term closures of Environment Agency waterways in East Anglia will be resisted by waterway users.  IWA has seen documents that reveal EA is ...
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Bridgewater Canal Leigh Branch – More Troubled Waters

11 January 2017

IWA has written to Peel Holdings, owners of the Bridgewater Canal, to express concern at the revised timing of a proposed stoppage at Vicars Hall Bridge, near Boothstown.  Originally ...
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David Suchet Visits IWA Stand at London Boat Show

10 January 2017

IWA gave a helping hand to the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s fund-raising efforts by hosting an appearance by David Suchet CBE, Vice President of the Trust, on IWA’s ...
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New Family Canal Camp for 2017

04 January 2017

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group has announced its 2017 programme of canal restoration working holidays for volunteers of all ages. The week-long holidays, called Canal Camps, offer a unique ...
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Surge in Living Afloat Stretches London's Resources

20 December 2016

IWA is calling on Canal & River Trust to speed up the introduction of more facilities, including moorings, on London’s waterways and warning people thinking of living on boats in London to ...
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