News with tag 'Navigation Authorities'

CRT's Freight Advisory Group Makes Recommendations on ‘Priority Freight Routes’

Date: 02/05/2014

CRT has published a report from its Freight Advisory Group into the current and potential future role of its commercial inland waterways to carry freight. The Group recommended an initial focus on waterways it has defined as ‘Priority ...

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways to Re-open

Date: 02/05/2014

The waterways of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are planned to open on 10th May 2014, for the first time since the rivers were restored.

The six kilometres of rivers in the Park were once a key transport network for the industries ...

CRT Safety Alert, Lock Gate Cills

Date: 01/05/2014

CRT has released the following safety alert after the recent incident at Bath on the Kennet & Avon Canal, ...

CRT Investment Plans for 2014/15

Date: 01/05/2014

CRT has outlined its investment plans for the next three years. Expenditure is to rise to £85.4 million in 2014/15 and continue to rise to £93 million in 2016/17.

CRT’s planned major works expenditure for the year ...

CRT Launches Consultation on National Towpath Use Policy

Date: 31/03/2014

CRT has launched a consultation as part of the development of a National Towpath Use Policy and has invited towpath users to comment on its proposals.

The aim of the policy is to improve the experience for those who use towpaths in ...

Grand Western Canal Re-Opens

Date: 19/03/2014

The Grand Western Canal and towpath was officially re-opened on 19th March after the completion of structural repairs to a breached embankment at ...

HS2 - Progress Made to Protect Fradley Junction

Date: 07/03/2014

We have today jointly issued with Canal & River Trust (CRT) the following briefing note on progress with improvements to the HS2 route at Fradley Junction. As you will know, IWA suggested an alternative route avoiding the canal in 2012, ...

CRT Flood Appeal Update

Date: 21/02/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) continues to appeal for donations to aid repair works to its network as more damage comes to light.

Thankfully, large parts of the waterway network in the North and the Midlands, escaped the worst of ...

IWA Welcomes Legal Decision on Moorings

Date: 20/02/2014

IWA has welcomed the decision by Mr Nick Brown, on 19th February, to abandon judicial review proceedings against Canal & River Trust over its mooring guidelines. The Association believes this now clears the way for the Trust to make good ...

Canal & River Trust Launch National Flood Appeal

Date: 17/02/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) has launched a National Canal Flood Appeal as flooding continues across the country.

CRT's engineers will not be able to fully assess the level of damage caused by the prolonged extreme weather to its ...

Flooding Situation on UK Waterways

Date: 14/02/2014

The recent prolonged rainfall has seen flooding in many areas, particularly in the South East and water levels are still high in many areas.

The first week of February saw flooding on the southern Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

The Port of London Authority Launches New Ebb Tide Flag Warning System

Date: 13/02/2014

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has launched a new web-based safety indicator system, the ‘Ebb Tide Flag Warning’ system, which alerts rowers, canoeists, and other small recreational vessels of conditions on the Tags: Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

Thames Lock Keepers Under Threat

Date: 20/01/2014

GMB, the union for Environment Agency (EA) staff, has announced that it has discovered that EA plans to cut 90 resident lock and weir keeper posts from the river Thames. This follows the announcement from EA last year that it has planned staff ...

CRT Business Licence Review

Date: 22/11/2013

IWA has welcomed the announcement by Canal & River Trust (CRT), on 22nd November, that it has “significantly changed” its proposals to revise its licence fees for commercial and non-profit-making group boat ...

EA to Restructure After Funding Cuts

Date: 21/11/2013

The Environment Agency is to  restructure over the next twelve months to reduce the overall size of the organisation.  This follows a substantial cut in government funding, which is likely to see a loss of 1,700 jobs in the Agency as ...

Water Bill Threatens CRT Water Sales

Date: 21/11/2013

Canal & River Trust engages in commercial activity alongside its delivery of charitable objectives and statutory navigation functions. This commercial activity includes acting as a water supplier to water companies. Examples of these ...

Consultation Launched to Strengthen CRT Elections

Date: 21/11/2013

Canal & River Trust has begun a consultation this week to seek views on strengthening the electoral process to CRT’s governing Council.
The Council was formed eighteen months ago ahead of the launch of CRT and the ...

The Bristol Avon in Bath

Date: 11/11/2013

Whilst Canal & River Trust is the navigation authority for the Bristol Avon between Hanham Lock and the bottom of Bath Locks, and Bristol City Council is the navigation authority downstream of Hanham Lock, there is no navigation authority ...

CRT to Spend an Extra £2M on Waterway Works

Date: 08/11/2013

Canal & River Trust Will Invest an Extra £2 million in Waterway Works this Winter
This winter the Canal & River Trust (CRT) plans to spend an extra £2 million on the waterways, bringing the total year ...

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