News Archive

Another Bridge Closed by Scottish Canals

03 April 2018

Following the alarming news in January that Scottish Canals had closed the Forth & Clyde Canal as a through route due to not having the necessary funds to carry out work on two lift bridges, ...
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Cruise it or Lose it - Silver Propeller Challenge

29 March 2018

Boaters, canoeists, rowers and paddle-boarders are invited to join our campaign to keep open less frequently visited canals and rivers across England, Wales and Scotland.  The Silver ...
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Breach on Middlewich Branch

21 March 2018

An embankment on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Wardle Lock and Stanthorne Lock collapsed overnight on Thursday 15th March, and will be closed for the foreseeable ...
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All Party Group Discusses Waterway Issues

21 March 2018

Transfer of the EA navigations, future waterway funding and residential moorings were among the topics discussed at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, held at ...
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Middle Level Bill Has Progressed to the House of Lords

08 March 2018

The Middle Level Bill has now been passed by the House of Commons and has gone to the House of Lords for the next stage of the parliamentary process. The Middle Level Commissioners (MLC) are the ...
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IWA Petitions on HS2 Phase 2A Over Noise Levels

07 March 2018

IWA has submitted a further petition to Government as part of its campaign to mitigate the effects of HS2 on the inland waterways.  The High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Hybrid Bill was ...
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Wendy Morton MP Awarded IWA Parliamentarian of the Year

07 March 2018

IWA has acknowledged support for the inland waterways by a West Midlands MP at its 2018 Parliamentary Dinner.  Wendy Morton, MP for Aldridge-Brownhills, was presented with the ...
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Canal & River Trust Licensing Consultation Outcome is a Missed Opportunity

07 March 2018

Following publication of the outcome of Canal & River Trust’s licence review consultation on 6th March, The Inland Waterways Association regrets that Canal & River Trust has failed to take ...
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IWA Raises Concern at Forth & Clyde closure

06 February 2018

IWA has told Scottish Canals that the current indefinite closure of the Forth & Clyde Canal is unacceptable.  This follows the claim by Scottish Canals that it does not have the funds ...
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IWA Urges Further Talks on EA Transfer

31 January 2018

IWA is extremely disappointed at the announcement from the Environment Agency that Defra has been unable to agree Canal & River Trust’s recent proposal for taking over the navigations run by ...
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