News with tag 'Waterway News'

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Reunion Weekend Sees Over 1,000 Hours of Restoration Work

Date: 14/11/2018

On 3rd/4th November, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group held its Annual Reunion Weekend - Bonfire Bash - on the Lichfield Canal. Over 70 WRG volunteers from across the country, joined by volunteers from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal ...

Licence Fee Increases are Further Argument for Transfer of EA Navigations

Date: 08/11/2018

Inflation-busting increases in charges demonstrates why the Environment Agency navigations should be transferred to Canal & River Trust.  EA has announced that it will go ahead with substantial increases to its navigation charges for the ...

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