News with tag 'Campaigns'

Campaign cruise to unlock restoration projects

Date: 31/08/2020

Ten boats took part in a campaign cruise on the River Weaver in August to raise awareness of restoration projects in the area.  

Initiatives included the restoration of Frodsham Old Lock, the reopening of Weston Lock and the ...

Tags: Campaigns

IWA Responds to High Speed North Consultation

Date: 29/06/2020

IWA has responded to a Call for Evidence by the National Infrastructure Commission for a Rail Needs Assessment for the Midlands and the North. This consultation is part of a review of HS2 ordered by the Government to inform an Integrated Rail ...

Government Must Intervene to Save our Waterways Sector

Date: 15/05/2020

On 14th May Paul Rodgers, IWA National Chairman, addressed an online meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways.  Convened to discuss the urgent issues facing waterway businesses affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, the ...

Stop The Loss of Waterways Heritage

Date: 07/05/2020

Part One of Heritage Report Launched

We have launched the first part of a two-part report which aims to highlight the ...

COVID-19 Lockdown: IWA calling for additional assistance for the waterways

Date: 29/04/2020

Latest Government Loan Scheme could help waterway businesses but doesn’t go far enough

We have been working hard since the COVID-19 lockdown lobbying Government on behalf of waterways ...

New Chair appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways

Date: 28/02/2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, which held its inaugural meeting for the new Parliament on Tuesday 25th February, has appointed Michael Fabricant MP as its new Chair.

At the meeting held in ...

Protecting the waterways from HS2

Date: 13/02/2020

Following the Government's announcement that the High Speed Rail project HS2 will now go ahead, we will continue our decade-long campaign to protect the waterways from the worst effects of its construction and operation.

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MPs briefed on waterways

Date: 31/01/2020

More than 65% of constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales are home to a navigable waterway or restoration project and around 25% of them elected a new MP in the most recent general election.

We are asking these ...

New waterway campaigning resource

Date: 02/01/2020

A new resource is available to waterway campaigners engaging with MPs across all waterways in England, Scotland and Wales.

Our new  Tags: IWA News, Restoration, Campaigns

Scottish Canals’ Operations Consultation

Date: 06/12/2019

All boaters who use the Lowland Canals in Scotland are encouraged to respond to Scottish Canals’ consultation about user operation on the Forth & Clyde and Union canals.

The Lowland Canal Operations Consultation is open ...

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 ...

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 ...

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