News with tag 'IWA News'

Final Family Camp success

Date: 14/11/2019

Despite howling winds and torrential rain, four intrepid families, with seven children between them, braved our final Family Canal Camp of the year over the October half term. The weekend was hosted by the Tags: IWA News, Volunteering, Restoration

Value of inland waterways report

Date: 09/11/2019

As part of our work to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of inland waterways, we have launched a new resource to help influence planners and policy makers by proving the value of the waterways across the UK.

The report, ...

First Silver Propeller Challenge finishers

Date: 08/11/2019

Last week our Silver Propeller Challenge was completed for the first time since its launch last year.

The intrepid couple who were the first across the finish line were a husband and wife team, Michael and Jo Morehouse, who have been ...

Clean air strategy: call for evidence

Date: 15/10/2019

The Department for Transport is asking for evidence on air pollutant emissions from domestic vessels and inland waterways. 

They are particularly keen to hear from boat owners and operators, as well as marinas and ...

IWA Trustee election results

Date: 04/10/2019

At our AGM on Saturday, two of our existing trustees, Ivor Caplan and Rick Barnes, were re-elected alongside Dave Chapman who joins them on the board of trustees.

IWA Chairman Ivor Caplan extended his thanks to Peter ...

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Heathrow expansion to harm waterways

Date: 27/09/2019

The Heathrow expansion plans would cause significant harm to the natural environment of local canals and rivers, impacting habitats and heritage, as well as reducing access to the waterways and their benefits for local people.

Some 13 ...

Latest HS2 Consultation response

Date: 19/09/2019

We have responded to the Government's latest HS2 Phase 2b consultation, with proposed changes affecting parts of the Coventry Canal, the Erewash Canal, the Aire & Calder Navigation and the unrestored Nottingham Canal. Although there are some ...

Red Diesel ruling problems need mitigating

Date: 11/09/2019

We have now added our response to the Government's consultation about red diesel, alongside those already submitted by individual boat owners, boatyard operators and diesel suppliers.

Our submission to the "HMRC Consultation on ...

Climate Change Concerns Raised with Waterway Minister

Date: 04/09/2019

Following the damage to the dam at Toddbrook Reservoir as a result of torrential rain on 1st August, the subsequent evacuation of Whaley Bridge and the operation to reduce the water level in the reservoir to a safe level, we have written ...

Red Diesel - Meeting with HMRC

Date: 03/09/2019

Steve Warwicker, chairman of IWA’s Navigation Committee met with HMRC on 28th August, along with RYA and other key coastal and inland waterways interests, which provided an opportunity to press our concerns on any ban on the sale of ...

Hottest Temperatures on Record at IWA Festival of Water 2019

Date: 28/08/2019

Temperatures reached a record high over the August Bank Holiday weekend (24th - 26th August) at IWA Festival of Water in the Lee Valley Regional Park, Waltham Abbey.

Over 100 boats turned up for the event, all decked out in ...

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Wey & Arun Canal Trust to host IWA National Trailboat Festival in 2020

Date: 08/08/2019

The location of next year’s IWA National Trailboat Festival has been announced as the Summit Level of the Wey & Arun Canal in Alfold/Dunsfold on the Surrey and Sussex border. Hosted by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust, the annual event ...

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HMRC Announces Consultation on Demise of Red Diesel for Private Pleasure Craft

Date: 17/07/2019

IWA is appealing to boaters and boatyard operators to respond to an HMRC consultation following the announcement that private pleasure craft in the UK will be prohibited from using red diesel.  The consultation, about the likely ...

Two-day IWA Canalway Cavalcade Celebration in 2020 Confirmed

Date: 24/06/2019

IWA Canalway Cavalcade is going ahead on the first weekend of May next year. 

Following the announcement by the UK Government to move the early May bank holiday from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May in 2020, there was some ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

Fun for all the Family on the Uttoxeter Canal

Date: 18/06/2019

Last weekend (14- 16 June), up to 20 volunteers including five families took part in an IWA Waterway Recovery Group Family Camp on the derelict Uttoxeter Canal at Alton in the Churnet Valley.

Despite the inclement weather, the ...

IWA Trailboat Festival Celebrates Lancaster Canal Bicentenary Year with Fun for All the Family

Date: 11/06/2019

The first weekend in June saw visitors braving the inclement weather to visit the Inland Waterway’s Association’s Trailboat Festival on the canal next to the Westmorland Showground at Crooklands, Cumbria. The festival was hosted by ...

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IWA Continues to Campaign for Increased Funding For Navigations

Date: 06/06/2019

We have responded to the confirmation announced yesterday by Defra and the Environment Agency that the potential transfer of EA navigations to Canal & River Trust will not take place "at this point in time". The commitment by EA ...

IWA Wholeheartedly Supports Canal & River Trust’s “Plastics Challenge”

Date: 05/06/2019

We are 100 percent behind Canal & River Trust’s newly launched Plastics Challenge, which is encouraging visitors to help keep waterways clear of litter. As a waterways charity, we are well aware that plastic pollution is a huge problem ...

Treasures Uncovered at Geldeston Lock Restoration

Date: 29/05/2019

Last week, the River Waveney Trust hosted an IWA Waterway Recovery Group Canal Camp at Geldeston Lock. The Canal Camp volunteers, along with leaders from the Waterway Recovery Group, joined forces with a team from the River Waveney ...

IWA Awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund ‘Resilient Heritage’ Grant

Date: 29/05/2019

The Inland Waterways Association has been awarded a significant grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in order to develop new activities to further strengthen its offering to canal restoration societies across the UK.

The ...

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