News with tag 'IWA News'

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 Launches £100,000 Waterways in Progress Grant

Date: 15/05/2019

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has launched its new Waterways in Progress Grant. The grant offers organisations up to £100,000 to assist in funding a project or projects which promote the Waterways in Progress ...

MPs Show Support at IWA Parliamentarian of the Year Reception

Date: 14/05/2019

On 13 May, 2019, at a reception held on the terrace at The Houses of Parliament, 45 MPs and five members of the House of Lords, along with representatives from over 30 waterways restoration societies joined members of The Inland Waterways ...

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Andrew Bridgen MP Named IWA Parliamentarian of the Year 2019

Date: 14/05/2019

Member of Parliament for North West Leicestershire, Andrew Bridgen, has been named The Inland Waterways Association’s Parliamentarian of the Year at a reception held in The Houses of Parliament. Mr Bridgen was nominated for the ...

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Pull Snap Stomp Campaign Launched as Part of Invasive Species Week

Date: 13/05/2019

To celebrate Invasive Species week (13-17 May, 2019), The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is launching its annual Pull Snap Stomp campaign which aims to stamp out the spread of Himalayan balsam along river and canal banks.  

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Record Number of Boats Attend IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Date: 08/05/2019

Bank Holiday weekend saw the 37th annual IWA Canalway Cavalcade taking place in Little Venice, London. Unsettled weather across the weekend didn’t dampen spirits with a record number of 150 boats lined up along the Grand Union and Regent ...

IWA Launches Waterways in Progress report

Date: 10/04/2019

Celebrating the small milestones of a much larger restoration project is the message behind a new report launched by IWA's Restoration Hub.  This Waterways in Progress report is the brainchild of Waterway Recovery Group ...

Another Successful Canal Restoration Conference

Date: 05/04/2019

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 Canal & River Trust.

This year&rsquo ...

Family Volunteer Holidays

Date: 01/03/2019

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 get involved in canal restorations. By ...

Survey Calls for Basic Facilities

Date: 01/03/2019

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 authorities - drinking water and waste disposal - ...

UK Responds to EU About Red Diesel Ruling

Date: 07/02/2019

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 ruling by the Court of Justice of ...

Eight New Silver Propeller Challenge Locations Added

Date: 05/02/2019

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 others by powered boat, paddling, or booking on ...

Noise Mitigation Advice Misrepresented by HS2

Date: 04/01/2019

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 misrepresented a discussion with IWA.

Proposals ...

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