News Archive

HS2 Campaign - Phase 2 Consultation

15 November 2013

HS2 Phase 2 comprises two further sections of track, beyond those in Phase 1 which proposed a route from London to Birmingham, with a link to the north of Birmingham rejoining the existing West ...
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The Bristol Avon in Bath

11 November 2013

Whilst Canal & River Trust is the navigation authority for the Bristol Avon between Hanham Lock and the bottom of Bath Locks, and Bristol City Council is the navigation authority downstream of ...
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CRT to Spend an Extra £2M on Waterway Works

08 November 2013

Canal & River Trust Will Invest an Extra £2 million in Waterway Works this WinterThis winter the Canal & River Trust (CRT) plans to spend an extra £2 million on the waterways, ...
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EA Announces Navigation Charge Increase

07 November 2013

The Environment Agency (EA) has announced its Navigation charge increase for 2014-15. It has considered all feedback received from both national and local customer representatives and concluded ...
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First Mate Guides

04 November 2013

First Mate Guides were created by Carole Sampson as an aid for boaters, providing information on various facilities (from telephone boxes to vets) along boating routes. The guides have been ...
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HS2 - the Long Term View?

04 November 2013

We are very much in the throes of the possible birth of HS2 at the moment, and it is already difficult from a waterways point of view. However, assuming it does go ahead and get built, what of the ...
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Swansea Canal Society Awarded £20,000 Grant

04 November 2013

The Swansea Canal Society have been awarded a £20,000 grant by the Water Recreational Challenge Fund for Wales, SPLASH. The grant will be used to encourage greater access to the canal where ...
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Aylesbury Arm Lock Repairs to Finish in November

04 November 2013

The repair work being carried out on Buckland Lock on the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal, which collapsed in March, is now due to be completed by the end of November. The completion of the ...
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2015 IWA Calendar Competition Launched

01 November 2013

Do you have any great looking photographs of the UK waterways? IWA is offering three free calendars to the photographers whose photos are used in the final calendar. Entrants may submit up to 20 ...
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Storm hits Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

31 October 2013

The storm that affected parts of the country between Sunday 27th and Monday 28th October has brought down a number of trees on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. Several large trees are lying ...
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