News Archive

No Water for Birmingham Canal Navigations from Chasewater Reservoir

13 December 2017

The Association has raised concerns with Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, ...
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IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

29 November 2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities.  IWA National Chairman, ...
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Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse

28 November 2017

IWA is concerned to hear of the increase in the non-native Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse and its tributaries, and encourages boaters and other river users in the area to assist in the ...
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EA to Impose Above-Inflation Registration Charge Increases

14 November 2017

IWA is disappointed by the response from Environment Agency to its consultation on 2018/19 Navigation Charges and is calling for clear progress on the activity based costing of the Navigation ...
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A New Lease of Life for Bowbridge Lock

13 November 2017

Bowbridge Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal has been filled with water for the first time in 90 years.  The lock was filled with water for an evaluation cruise by  Heritage Lottery Fund ...
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Gateway to the Buckingham Arm to be Restored

12 November 2017

Funding has been secured for the restoration of the first bridge on the Old Stratford Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Cosgrove Bridge.  This was previously destroyed to make way for a farm ...
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Locks and Found at WRG Bonfire Bash

09 November 2017

Photo: Paul Rodgers, IWA trustee and WRGie gets down to work at the Bonfire Bash 2017On the 4th and 5th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the ...
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Hear Hear - Middle Level Bill to Proceed

26 October 2017

The Middle Level Bill, which ran out of time in the last Parliament, has been given the go ahead to proceed through its parliamentary process, with the House of Commons voting in favour following ...
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Turning Point for the Basingstoke Canal

25 October 2017

Hampshire and Surrey County Councils have announced new discussions with Canal & River Trust to find a feasible way of transferring management of the Basingstoke Canal to the Trust.  Over the ...
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IWA Welcomes CRT Attempts to Manage Finite London Space

25 October 2017

Canal & River Trust wants feedback on their proposals to help make the best possible use of London’s increasingly busy waterspace and improve boaters’ experience of boating in ...
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