News Archive

Red Diesel - Meeting with HMRC

03 September 2019

Steve Warwicker, chairman of IWA’s Navigation Committee met with HMRC on 28th August, along with RYA and other key coastal and inland waterways interests, which provided an opportunity to ...
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Hottest Temperatures on Record at IWA Festival of Water 2019

28 August 2019

Temperatures reached a record high over the August Bank Holiday weekend (24th - 26th August) at IWA Festival of Water in the Lee Valley Regional Park, Waltham Abbey. Over 100 boats turned up for ...
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Wey & Arun Canal Trust to host IWA National Trailboat Festival in 2020

08 August 2019

The location of next year’s IWA National Trailboat Festival has been announced as the Summit Level of the Wey & Arun Canal in Alfold/Dunsfold on the Surrey and Sussex border. Hosted by the ...
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HMRC Announces Consultation on Demise of Red Diesel for Private Pleasure Craft

17 July 2019

IWA is appealing to boaters and boatyard operators to respond to an HMRC consultation following the announcement that private pleasure craft in the UK will be prohibited from using red ...
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Two-day IWA Canalway Cavalcade Celebration in 2020 Confirmed

24 June 2019

IWA Canalway Cavalcade is going ahead on the first weekend of May next year.  Following the announcement by the UK Government to move the early May bank holiday from Monday 4th May to Friday ...
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Fun for all the Family on the Uttoxeter Canal

18 June 2019

Last weekend (14- 16 June), up to 20 volunteers including five families took part in an IWA Waterway Recovery Group Family Camp on the derelict Uttoxeter Canal at Alton in the Churnet Valley. ...
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IWA Trailboat Festival Celebrates Lancaster Canal Bicentenary Year with Fun for All the Family

11 June 2019

The first weekend in June saw visitors braving the inclement weather to visit the Inland Waterway’s Association’s Trailboat Festival on the canal next to the Westmorland Showground at ...
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IWA Continues to Campaign for Increased Funding For Navigations

06 June 2019

We have responded to the confirmation announced yesterday by Defra and the Environment Agency that the potential transfer of EA navigations to Canal & River Trust will not take place "at this ...
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IWA Wholeheartedly Supports Canal & River Trust’s “Plastics Challenge”

05 June 2019

We are 100 percent behind Canal & River Trust’s newly launched Plastics Challenge, which is encouraging visitors to help keep waterways clear of litter. As a waterways charity, we are well ...
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IWA Awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund ‘Resilient Heritage’ Grant

29 May 2019

The Inland Waterways Association has been awarded a significant grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in order to develop new activities to further strengthen its offering to canal ...
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