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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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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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