News with tag 'Campaigns'

EA's Proposed Registration Fee Increases

Date: 13/09/2018

We have responded to the Environment Agency's consultation on proposed navigation charge increases, which would see some boaters paying over 30% more for their licence over 3 years, by asking EA to reconsider its proposals.

EA ...

100 Boats Cruise to St Neots for IWA Festival of Water

Date: 29/08/2018

Thousands of people flocked to Regatta Meadow in St Neots over the August Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy the spectacular IWA Festival ...

IWA Campaign Cruise on the Old Bedford River

Date: 24/08/2018

A campaign cruise led by IWA took place on the 19th and 20th August, in the lead up to IWA’s Festival of Water at St Neots.  The event was organised to highlight the continued closure ...

Funding Announced for Bridges in Scotland

Date: 29/06/2018

Hot off the press is news of the announcement from Scottish Government on 28th June that additional funding of £1.6 million has been found to carry out repairs to Bonnybridge and Twechar lift bridges on the Forth & Clyde Canal, and also ...

Scottish Canals Under Threat of Closure

Date: 27/06/2018

The recent publication of Scottish Canals' Asset Management Strategy suggests that sections of the Lowland Canals could face permanent closure.

The Forth & Clyde and Union canals were restored as a Millennium ...

IWA’s GapTracker to improve boaters’ facilities

Date: 24/05/2018

In a major drive to improve boaters’ facilities nationwide, The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is asking for boaters’ help to identify areas on the UK’s canals and rivers where water and waste facilities are ...

HS2 Agrees to IWA Proposal

Date: 24/05/2018

In our Petition on the HS2 Phase 2A (West Midlands – Crewe) Hybrid Bill, submitted on 26 February 2018 the following request was included:  "The height of the route across the Trent and Bourne Brook valley, including the ...

Campaign to Remove Dee Branch Blockage

Date: 01/05/2018

A 'temporary' flood barrier which had been in place for over two years has been removed from the Dee Branch in Chester, following a successful campaign by Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Campaigns, Navigation Authorities

Waterway Park Blocked by New Road Scheme

Date: 27/04/2018

IWA is supporting the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust following the announcement by the State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, for a scheme to upgrade the A421 between Milton Keynes and the M1, which will have a major impact on ...

Another Bridge Closed by Scottish Canals

Date: 03/04/2018

Following the alarming news in January that Scottish Canals had closed the Forth & Clyde Canal as a through route due to not having the necessary funds to carry out work on two ...

Cruise it or Lose it - Silver Propeller Challenge

Date: 29/03/2018

Boaters, canoeists, rowers and paddle-boarders are invited to join our campaign to keep open less frequently visited canals and rivers across England, Wales and Scotland.  The

IWA Petitions on HS2 Phase 2A Over Noise Levels

Date: 07/03/2018

IWA has submitted a further petition to Government as part of its campaign to mitigate the effects of HS2 on the inland waterways.  The High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Hybrid Bill was given its second reading on 30th January, ...

IWA Raises Concern at Forth & Clyde closure

Date: 06/02/2018

IWA has told Scottish Canals that the current indefinite closure of the Forth & Clyde Canal is unacceptable.  This follows the claim by Scottish Canals that it does not have the funds necessary to repair two lift bridges.  IWA has ...

IWA Urges Further Talks on EA Transfer

Date: 31/01/2018

IWA is extremely disappointed at the announcement from the Environment Agency that Defra has been unable to agree Canal & River Trust’s recent proposal for taking over the navigations run by EA. At a meeting last week, the Defra Minister ...

Middle Level Bill progresses in Parliament

Date: 25/01/2018

The Middle Level Bill, which proposes the introduction of a registration system for boats on the Middle Level Navigations, has been before an 'Opposed Bill Committee' in Parliament. The Middle Level is a 120 mile system of drainage ...

IWA’s Voice is Heard in Ely

Date: 16/01/2018

IWA’s campaign to stop the Environment Agency from selling off river frontage in Ely to private bidders has achieved a successful result, with the news that the local council will be buying the land. 

Whilst IWA would ...

Boston Barrier to Go Ahead

Date: 15/01/2018

The Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for the Boston Barrier received approval early in December, giving the Environment Agency the go-ahead to proceed with the construction and operation of the £100 million flood defence scheme to ...

No Water for Birmingham Canal Navigations from Chasewater Reservoir

Date: 13/12/2017

The Association has raised concerns with Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, Staffordshire County Council, earlier in the year ...

IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

Date: 29/11/2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities.  IWA National Chairman, Ivor Caplan, has written to the Waterway ...

Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse

Date: 28/11/2017

IWA is concerned to hear of the increase in the non-native Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse and its tributaries, and encourages boaters and other river users in the area to assist in the Environment Agency’s plans to control the ...

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