News Archive

Operation Starburst

29 October 2013

Over the weekend of 19th and 20th October, over 100 volunteers took part in a large multi-site canal clean up on the canals of Greater Manchester.   The event was organised jointly by IWA ...
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Rochdale Canal Collapse

29 October 2013

A culvert that runs beneath the Rochdale Canal, between locks 6 and 7 in Mytholmroyd, failed on 28th October leading to a collapse of part of the canal bed in this section of the canal. The canal ...
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PLA Safety Bulletin - Keep a Proper Lookout

29 October 2013

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appealed to all boaters to keep a proper look out whilst on the Tidal Thames, following a number of incidents where damage or injury was caused due to ...
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Lichfield Heritage Towpath Trail Launched

28 October 2013

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has taken the first steps in providing  a new outdoor amenity for Lichfield. The Trust has launched the Heritage Towpath Trail, which follows ...
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Booking for IWA National Campaign Festival Opens

28 October 2013

Booking is now open for boaters who wish to attend the National Campaign Festival 2014. The festival, hosted by IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch, will take place over the weekend of the 6 ...
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Smoke Alarm Safety

24 October 2013

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) has started the campaign - ‘TICK. TOCK. TEST.’ to get boaters to test their smoke alarms when they turn back their clocks on Sunday 27th October.Due to the ...
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Incredible Assortment of Rubbish at IWA Clean-up

24 October 2013

Milton Keynes Branch of The Inland Waterways Association (MK IWA), working in partnership with Canal & River Trust (CRT) and sponsored by Wyvern Shipping Co. Ltd. completed their autumn canal ...
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Lapal Canal and Selly Oak Development Update

24 October 2013

On 17th October, Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee approved an outline planning application made by the Harvest Partnership (key constituent members being J Sainsbury and Land ...
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WRG Volunteers' Contribution Celebrated

23 October 2013

Waterway Recovery Group volunteers were invited to join Canal & River Trust, Dorothy Thornhill (Mayor of Watford), Herts County councillors and Three Rivers councillors in celebrating  ...
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HS2 - Fradley Feasibility Study Hiccup

22 October 2013

In mid-August IWA trustees agreed to retain rail consulting engineers to undertake a feasibility study of the Association's proposals for an alternative route for HS2 at Fradley, aiming to avoid ...
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