Press Releases

All the latest announcements from The Inland Waterways Association:

5th April 2017 - IWA announces £200,000 of grants to support waterways restoration

23rd March 2017 - IWA warns Scottish Canals over declining boat numbers

20th March 2017 - IWA responds to latest HS2 route consultation

13th March 2017 - Dodging the issue? Parliamentary answers fail to reassure IWA on EA waterway closures

26th January 2017 - Anglian Waterways Under Threat of Closure

10th January 2017 - David Suchet visits IWA stand London Boat Show

4th January 2017 - WRG Introduces Family Canal Camp into 2017 Programme

19th December 2016 - Surge in Living Afloat Stretches London's Resources

14th December 2016 - IWA Comments on Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Options

25th November 2016 - IWA Grant for Tractor on Stover Restoration

21st November 2016 - Waterways Campaigner Receives National Award

10th November 2016 - IWA Welcomes Public Inquiry into Boston Barrier

2nd November 2016 - IWA Declares Lord German Parliamentarian of the Year 2016

1st November 2016 - IWA’s National Campaign Festival Honoured with an Award

31st October 2016 - IWA Responds to Scottish Canals Pricing Consultation

27th October 2016 - IWA Welcomes Review of Licencing Fees

20th October 2016 - IWA Welcomes New Chairman for All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways

12th October 2016 - Waterways Triathlon has a 2nd Successful Year

7th October 2016 - IWA Raises Navigation Concerns in Boston Barrier Proposals

5th October 2016 - Aid unlocks HLF grant for Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals

5th September 2016 - Fun on the Curly Wyrley at IWA Festival of Water

2nd August 2016 - Ilkeston Announced as 2017 Festival of Water

15th July 2016 - Over 70 Boats take part in Olympic Park Cruise

15th July 2016 - IWA Manchester Branch Creates Edible Delights on the Ashton Canal

11th July 2016 - IWA Announces New Legacy Fund Open for Bids

5th July 2016 - New Vans for WRG in Time for Summer Canal Camps

16th June 2016 - IWA Festival of Water Comes to Pelsall

15th June 2016 - Eldonian Festival Delivers IWA Campaign Objectives

14th June 2016 - IWA Campaign Cruise to Spalding and Crowland Finally Goes Ahead

7th June 2016 - IWA campaigns for Bridgewater Canal licensing arrangements

4th May 2016 - IWA grant boosts work on Shrewsbury & Newport Canal

3rd May 2016 - IWA Directory reveals the condition of Britain’s 6,500 miles of inland waterways

21st April 2016 - BCN Clean Up clears 8 miles of Walsall Canal

25th February 2016 - HS2 Committee backs calls to protect historic canals

22nd February 2016 - EA Transfer Campaign Receives Welcome Boost

10th February 2016 - IWA to Help Deliver New Canal & River Trust Workboat Plan

5th February 2016 - IWA and CRT give evidence to HS2 (London - West Midlands) Select Committee

8th January 2016 - More volunteers to boost canal restoration projects in 2016

7th January 2016 - Liverpool event is IWA National Campaign Festival 2016

26th November 2015 - DEFRA Budget Cuts Spark Navigation Closure Fears - Transfer EA Waterways to Third Sector, says IWA

4th November 2015 - Richard Benyon Wins IWA Parliamentarian of the Year Award

14th October 2015 - IWA Himalayan Balsam Campaign Wins Award

5th October 2015 - Plastic bags levy – waterways campaigners seek retailer support for canal cleanups

17th September 2015 - Canals Campaigner Honoured in Central London

1st August 2015 - IWA Launches 2015 National Raffle to support Waterways Restoration Projects

16th June 2015 - Waterway Recovery Group Chairman, Mike Palmer, appointed an MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

15th June 2015 - IWA Issues Statement on Paddle Pawl Stops

27th May 2015 - IWA Develops Range of Resources to Help Tackle Invasive Species Himalayan Balsam

22nd May 2015 - IWA Lincolnshire Branch Campaign Cruise cancelled due to EA Lock Closure

30th March 2015 - IWA Waterways Triathlon 2015 Opens for Registration 

27th March 2015 - Root Out Himalayan Balsam This Summer - IWA Calls for Public’s Help to Stop the Invader

20th January 2015 - Popular Canals and Rivers win Restoration Funds in IWA Raffle

19th December 2014 - IWA Awards Grant of £15,000 to Chesterfield Canal Trust

18th November 2014 - Tiller Pin Trophy Handover to Northampton

12th November 2014 - IWA Welcomes Appointment of Welfare Officer

6th November 2014 - IWA Launches Winding Hole Specification

2nd October 2014 - Impact on Canal at Fradley Junction Greatly Reduced as Government Adopts Joint IWA/CRT Proposal to Change HS2 Route

26th September 2014 - Waterway Recovery Group Receives Commendation at Living Waterways Awards (WRG)

19th September 2014 - HS2 Select Committee visits Lichfield and Trent & Mersey Canals

12th September 2014 - Waterways Restoration Raffle Exceeds £5,000

12th September 2014 - IWA Welcomes Parliamentary Report on Canal & River Trust

28th August 2014 -  Saul Waterways Pageant 2014

19th August 2014 - Lifeboat Parade at Saul Waterways Pageant

18th August 2014 - Caldon Canal 40 Celebration at IWA AGM Weekend

18th August 2014 - Over 300 Days Spent at Inglesham Lock This Summer (WRG)

15th August 2014 - IWA Announces 2015 Northampton Festival of Water

7th August 2014 - Over 150 Volunteers Take Part in IWA’s 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign

1st August 2014 - IWA Launches National Waterways Restoration Raffle

1st August 2014 - European Commission Takes UK to Court Over Red Diesel

28th July 2014 - IWA Campaigns to Save Navigation in Yorkshire

25th July 2014 - IWA Publishes Annual Report & Accounts

22nd July 2014 - Progress to Restore Inglesham Lock

15th July 2014 - IWA Announces Saul Waterways Pageant Programme

14th July 2014 - IWA Launches Sale of 2015 Calendar

10th July 2014 - Crowds Celebrate Waterway Restoration at Stratford

9th July 2014 - IWA Welcomes APPWG Inquiry into Canal & River Trust

4th July 2014 - Summer of Canal Restoration (WRG)

3rd July 2014 - IWA Events Across The Country This Weekend

27th June 2014 - IWA & ANT Celebrate Aickman Centenary

19th June 2014 - “To be or not to be” in Stratford in July 2014

12th June 2014 - IWA's 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign

10th June 2014 - Over 120 Boats at IWA's National Campaign Festival 2014

9th May 2014 - IWA's 2015 National Trailboat Festival to be Held on the Lancaster Canal

30th May 2014 - HS2 - IWA Submits HS2 Bill Petition

23rd May 2014 - IWA's National Campaign Festival 2014 Programme Announced

20th May 2014 - First Annual Restoration Workshop a Great Success

9th May 2014 - IWA Funding Enables CRT to Focus on Restoration

7th May 2014 - Record Breaking Attendance at IWA's Canalway Cavalcade 2014

25th April 2014 - IWA Announces Event Programme for Canalway Cavalcade

7th April 2014 - IWA Staff Complete Acheman Challenge

7th April 2014 - Volunteers clear 40 tonnes of rubbish from the Birmingham Canal Navigations

3rd April 3014 - 55 Volunteers Clean Up Over 5 Miles of the Erewash Canal

2nd April 2014 - IWA Announces Calendar Competition Results

27th March 2014 IWA Staff and Chiltern Branch Tidy up Lock Ahead of Acheman Challenge

27th March 2014 Restoration Top Of The Agenda At New Annual Conference

11th March 2014 Over 80 Volunteers at IWA Warwickshire Branch Work Party

11th March 2014 Sir Tony Baldry MP Wins IWA's Parliamentarian of the Year Award

10th March 2014 IWA Announces Waterways Pageant Event at Saul

28th February 2014 IWA's Submits HS2 Phase 1 Consultation Response

20th February 2014 IWA Welcomes Legal Decision on Moorings

20th February 2014 IWA 2015 Calendar Competition Shortlist Announced

12th February 2014 Volunteers Clean Up the Canals of Stoke-on-Trent

5th February 2014 The Acheman Challenge

31st January 2014 IWA Submitted HS2 Phase 2 Consultation Response

30th January 2014 Waterway Recovery Group to Buy New Excavator

20th January 2014 IWA Urges Waterway Supporters to Respond to HS2 Consultation

16th January 2014 IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling

7th January 2014 IWA Award for 60 Years at the London Boat Show
 
23rd December 2013 Early Christmas Present for Buckingham Canal Society

29th November 2013 IWA Welcomes London Assembly Report

22nd November 2013 CRT Business Licence Review

4th November 2013 IWA Launches 2015 Calendar Competition

23rd October 2013 Autumn Clean-up of the Grand Union Canal Through Milton Keynes

18th October 2013 IWA to Celebrate Stratford Anniversaries

1st October 2013 - IWA Recognises Outstanding Contributions of its Members

30th September 2013 - IWA Decides No Increase to Subscription Rates

13th September 2013 Chester to Host IWA National Campaign Festival in 2014

9th August 2013 Canal & River Trust Business Licence Consultation

2nd August 2013 IWA Unveils 2014 Calendar

25th July 2013 IWA Statement on Canal & River Trust Visitor Moorings

19th July 2013 IWA National Festival Opened with Campaigning Speech

3rd July 2013 IWA Disappointed at Missed Opportunity to Transfer Environment Agency Navigations

18th June 2013 IWA Issues Advice on Himalayan Balsam

7th June 2013 Official Launch of The Waterways Festival

28th May 2013 Devon to host 2014 IWA National Trailboat Festival

28th May 2013 IWA National Trailboat Festival 2013

8th May 2013 IWA's Canalway Cavalcade Attracts Thousands of Visitors

2nd May 2013 S. Walsh and Sons Ltd. to be Awarded Freight Trophy at Canalway Cavalcade

26th April 2013 Tickets Now On Sale For The Waterways Festival 2013

17th April 2013 Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers to save Midlands Waterway Restoration

9th April 2013 IWA National Trailboat Festival 25th to 27th May 2013 at Bodiam Castle

18th February 2013 South East Visitor Mooring Consultation

9th January 2013 IWA – Departure of Canal & River Trust Chief Executive “Passing of an Era”

27th November 2012 IWA National Festival 2013

26th November 2012 IWA Welcomes Increase in CRT Dredging

19th November 2012 IWA Welcomes High Court Decision in Favour of Canal & River Trust's Mooring Guidelines

14th November 2012 IWA Members’ Campaign on Recreational Craft Directive Makes Good Progress

15th October 2012 Les Etheridge Succeeds Clive Henderson as IWA National Chairman

2nd October 2012 Recognition for IWA Waterway Campaigners at IWA AGM

28th September 2012 CRT and IWA Sign Historic Agreement

20th June 2012 IWA 2013 National Trailboat Festival - Bodiam Castle

18th June 2012 Recognition for Waterway Campaigners in Queen's Birthday Honours

14th June 2012 Chesterfield Canal Grant

28th March 2012 Commercial Road Olympic Lock Lobby Brings Results

1st March 2012 Fiona Bruce MP - Inland Waterways Parliamentarian of the Year

31st January 2012 IWA Welcomes Government Funding Deal for New Canal and River Charity

19th January 2012 The All Party Parliamentary Waterways Group Communique On The Future Of The Inland Waterways

2nd November 2011 IWA Issues a 'Call to Arms' on Waterway Funding

16th September 2011  £40 Million Funding Gap for Government's Flagship Big Society Project

16th June 2011 IWA Submits Response to Government Consultation on the Waterways

6th May 2011  IWA Initial Reaction to Defra Consultation on BW's move to Charity Status

31st March 2011  IWA Welcomes Government Consultation on New Waterways Charity

9th March 2011 Cross Party Support for New Waterways Charity at IWA Parliamentary Dinner

9th March 2011 Alun Michael MP Named IWA ‘Parliamentarian of the Year’

1st March 2011 IWA Welcomes Progress on the Management of the Environment Agency Navigations

11th November 2010 IWA Stalwart On The River Thames Retires

14th October 2010  IWA Welcomes Government Announcement on BW move to Charitable Status

24th September 2010  IWA New Political Briefing

22nd September 2010 IWA Campaign Rally 2011

28th June 2010 IWA Announces National Restoration Appeal

18th June 2010 IWA Holds Reception for New Members of Parliament

11th May 2010 IWA Issues New Waterways Freight Leaflet

David Suchet visits the IWA stand at the 2017 London Boat Show with representatives of Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Trust.

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