News with tag 'Navigation Authorities'

IWA Campaign Cruise to Spalding and Crowland Finally Goes Ahead

Date: 14/06/2016

IWA has succeeded in persuading the Environment Agency to de-silt Fulney Lock, opening up the route through Spalding and further upstream to the head of navigation on the River Welland. After two cancellations caused by the poor conditions at ...

IWA Directory reveals the condition of Britain's 6,500 miles of inland waterways

Date: 06/05/2016

Mainland Britain enjoys 4,700 miles of navigable inland waterways, but that still leaves more than a quarter of our 6,500-mile canal and river network either derelict or unnavigable, IWA's new research shows.

The findings are ...

Broads Public Consultation: Your Views Wanted

Date: 14/03/2016

IWA has been asked for its views  on two important plans being prepared by the Broads Authority.  These plans set out the strategic priorities and spatial planning policies for the management of the Broads as reported in

Middle Level Commissioners Consult on Navigation Powers

Date: 11/03/2016

IWA has received details of a consultation from the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC), the navigation authority for the Middle Level river system, which comprises 100 miles of navigable waterways in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough ...

IWA's EA Transfer Campaign Receives Welcome Boost

Date: 22/02/2016

IWA welcomes the announcement by Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency that a joint working group will explore different options for the running of river navigations currently managed by the Environment Agency.

IWA has ...

IWA to Help Deliver New Canal & River Trust Workboat Plan

Date: 10/02/2016

IWA has stepped up to answer a request by Canal & River Trust to supply skilled volunteers to assist with a new approach to the deployment of its workboat fleet.

The Trust, which is reorganising its workboat fleet into a nationally ...

New Boating Arrangements on the Liverpool Link

Date: 09/02/2016

IWA is delighted about the news that the boating arrangements for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal around Liverpool are going to be much more 'boater ...

Storms cause closure of navigations and towpaths

Date: 31/12/2015

The advice to boaters is to remain moored up for the next few days on waterways affected by recent flooding until waters subside and the damage caused can be assessed and remedied.

CRT say there is considerable damage along much of ...

Defra budget cuts spark navigation closure fears

Date: 26/11/2015

- Transfer EA waterways to third sector, says IWA -

Inland Waterways Association has responded to the much-anticipated cut to ...

CRT to Install Fence at Marple Aqueduct

Date: 15/07/2015

CRT has announced that it intends to install a fence along the offside of Marple Aqueduct following its consultation on the issue but contrary to IWA’s suggestions.

The majority of responses to the consultation, including IWA ...

CRT Announces Plans for Winter Moorings in 2015/16

Date: 09/07/2015

CRT has announced its winter mooring plans for 2015/16. The Trust has said it hopes to offer winter moorings at a selection of visitor moorings and towpath sites across the country that are intended to support the continuous cruising lifestyle ...

Boston Barrier Will Not Increase Flood Risk Downstream

Date: 01/07/2015

EA has completed modelling that has confirmed that river levels, and therefore flood risk, downstream of the proposed Boston Barrier will not change once the Barrier is built and subsequently operated.

There was concern that the ...

Improved Maintenance for Local Waterway

Date: 18/06/2015

A new weed lifting boat has been delivered to the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in time to deal with the summer weed growth. The new Dutch built boat will partner

IWA Issues Statement on Paddle Pawl Stops

Date: 15/06/2015

IWA has issued a statement on CRT’s plans for discussing trials of new paddle pawl designs. IWA welcomes CRT’s plans to replace any damaged spindles and repair damaged paddle pawls but has significant concerns over one specific ...

CRT Extends Contract With Land & Water

Date: 15/06/2015

CRT has announced that it plans to carry out £15 million of dredging in the next two years as part of its £80 million 10-year dredging programme after it agreed a two-year extension of its dredging contract with Land & Water to ...

CRT Trials New Way of Processing Dredgings

Date: 13/05/2015

CRT has opened a pilot dredging treatment site near Coventry as part of its plans to carry out £80m worth of dredging over ten years. With new legislation, the cost of disposing of dredging via landfill has increased dramatically in ...

Lancaster Canal to be Dredged Ahead of IWA Trailboat Festival

Date: 15/04/2015

Canal & River Trust has announced plans to dredge parts of the northern reaches of the

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