Issue date: 4th June 2013
Winners of the Waterway Renaissance Awards were announced at a ceremony on 23rd May 2013 in Birmingham.
IWA Lichfield Branch's Rugeley Regeneration Project was 'Runner Up' in the Partnership Category, and ‘Commended’ in the Community Category. Margaret and Derek Beardsmore who have led the project from its inception in 2010 are pictured receiving the two awards at a presentation ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham on 23rd May. The awards were in recognition of the series of improvements to the Trent and Mersey Canal in Rugeley by a wide community partnership.
IWA Milton Keynes Branch was 'Commended' in the Volunteering Category for its Canal Clean-Up Milton Keynes.
The 2012 Stroud on Water event which incorporated IWA's Trailboat Festival was 'Runner Up' in the Recreation & Tourism category.
The Waterways Renaissance Awards recognise exceptional projects that are helping to care for canals and rivers across the UK. The twelve winners include the innovative use of giant Archimedes screws at Tees International White Water Centre, the regeneration of Gloucester Docks & Quays, the restoration of historic Lune Aqueduct in Lancaster and a pioneering strategy and masterplan to transform Liverpool Docks.
For full information and results please see Canal & River Trust's website