News Archive

Recent Storms and Flooding

06 January 2014

The storms and flooding that hit the UK over the Christmas and New Year holidays have had a significant impact on some waterways, particularly in the South East.  Waterways affected include ...
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Elizabeth Jane Howard Dies Aged 90

03 January 2014

Elizabeth Jane Howard, the novelist who died on 2nd January aged 90, was lesser known in public life for her role in the inland waterways, but which was significant during IWA’s formative ...
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Mersey Flat Craned out of Canal for Conservation

24 December 2013

A rare barge has been craned out of the water, ahead of its planned conservation. ‘Mossdale’ is one of the last surviving all-wooden wide Mersey ‘flats’, a type of barge ...
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Christmas Present for Buckingham Canal Society

23 December 2013

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) has handed over an early Christmas present for Buckingham Canal Society in the shape of WRG’s much-loved former JCB 803 excavator.  Known as ...
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HS2 Update

16 December 2013

Phase 1 Hybrid Bill and Environmental Statement ConsultationAfter the flurry of news and information on HS2 issued late in November, we have now had chance to sort out the critical pieces and ...
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Planning Proposals for Banbury Town Centre

12 December 2013

IWA Oxfordshire Branch has submitted a response to a planning application made on behalf of Scottish Widows to develop the canal area in Banbury. The application outlines proposals to develop ...
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Waterway Recovery Group launches 2014 Canal Camps

06 December 2013

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) runs a programme of unique week-long residential volunteering opportunities, known as ‘Canal Camps’ designed to restore the derelict canals of ...
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Northampton Boat Gathering Moves to Braunston

02 December 2013

IWA Northampton Branch plans to hold its annual May Day Bank Holiday Boat Gathering at Braunston in 2014 – the first time it has been intentionally canal-based in a history stretching back ...
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IWA Welcomes London Assembly Report

29 November 2013

IWA welcomes a report published by the London Assembly this week on moorings in London.  IWA supports the overall findings of the report, that extra moorings and additional facilities are ...
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CRT Business Licence Review

22 November 2013

IWA has welcomed the announcement by Canal & River Trust (CRT), on 22nd November, that it has “significantly changed” its proposals to revise its licence fees for commercial ...
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