News Archive

Middle Level Bill progresses in Parliament

25 January 2018

The Middle Level Bill, which proposes the introduction of a registration system for boats on the Middle Level Navigations, has been before an 'Opposed Bill Committee' in Parliament. The Middle ...
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IWA’s Voice is Heard in Ely

16 January 2018

IWA’s campaign to stop the Environment Agency from selling off river frontage in Ely to private bidders has achieved a successful result, with the news that the local council will be buying ...
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Boston Barrier to Go Ahead

15 January 2018

The Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for the Boston Barrier received approval early in December, giving the Environment Agency the go-ahead to proceed with the construction and operation of ...
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IWA Raffle Boosts Waterway Restoration

11 January 2018

Our popular Restoration Raffle has had another successful year, raising over £10,000 to support IWA’s Restoration Hub.  Waterway restoration groups across the country benefit ...
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No Water for Birmingham Canal Navigations from Chasewater Reservoir

13 December 2017

The Association has raised concerns with Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, ...
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IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

29 November 2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities.  IWA National Chairman, ...
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Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse

28 November 2017

IWA is concerned to hear of the increase in the non-native Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse and its tributaries, and encourages boaters and other river users in the area to assist in the ...
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EA to Impose Above-Inflation Registration Charge Increases

14 November 2017

IWA is disappointed by the response from Environment Agency to its consultation on 2018/19 Navigation Charges and is calling for clear progress on the activity based costing of the Navigation ...
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A New Lease of Life for Bowbridge Lock

13 November 2017

Bowbridge Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal has been filled with water for the first time in 90 years.  The lock was filled with water for an evaluation cruise by  Heritage Lottery Fund ...
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Gateway to the Buckingham Arm to be Restored

12 November 2017

Funding has been secured for the restoration of the first bridge on the Old Stratford Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Cosgrove Bridge.  This was previously destroyed to make way for a farm ...
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