News Archive

Another Successful Canal Restoration Conference

05 April 2019

Saturday, 30 March, saw over 40 different restoration societies and 116 individuals come together in Wolverhampton for the seventh annual Canal Restoration Conference jointly hosted by IWA and ...
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Survey Calls for Basic Facilities

01 March 2019

We have published the results of our Gaptracker Survey, which identifies that the majority of boaters who responded to the survey are concerned about the basic facilities provided by navigation ...
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Family Volunteer Holidays

01 March 2019

Finding time to volunteer can be tricky when you have young children. A few years ago we launched our Waterway Recovery Group Family Camps so that kids, as well as parents and grandparents, could ...
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UK Responds to EU About Red Diesel Ruling

07 February 2019

Following the EU ruling last year on the UK's failure to fulfil its obligations relating to red diesel, HMRC has responded to the Commission and is planning a consultation later this year. The ...
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Eight New Silver Propeller Challenge Locations Added

05 February 2019

Silver Propeller Challenge participants now have more opportunities to complete the challenge. We want to encourage people to visit and use those places that aren’t reached as often as ...
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Noise Mitigation Advice Misrepresented by HS2

04 January 2019

HS2 has distorted recommendations on Phase 2A made by the HS2 Select Committee regarding noise mitigation measures at Great Haywood and Fradley Wood on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and ...
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Christmas Canal Camp in the Cotswolds

22 November 2018

A Five-Day Working Holiday for just £70 per personIf you enjoy spending time outdoors and are looking to do something different this festive season, why not take a look at the Inland ...
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IWA Volunteer is Guest of Honour at Prince Charles' 70th Birthday Party

20 November 2018

IWA volunteer Bernard Morton, was selected as a guest of honour at an exclusive tea party to celebrate Prince Charles' 70th birthday at Spencer House in central London last week.Bernard was ...
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Reunion Weekend Sees Over 1,000 Hours of Restoration Work

14 November 2018

On 3rd/4th November, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group held its Annual Reunion Weekend - Bonfire Bash - on the Lichfield Canal. Over 70 WRG volunteers from across the country, joined by ...
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Licence Fee Increases are Further Argument for Transfer of EA Navigations

08 November 2018

Inflation-busting increases in charges demonstrates why the Environment Agency navigations should be transferred to Canal & River Trust.  EA has announced that it will go ahead with ...
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