News with tag 'Campaigns'

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 ...

EA to Impose Above-Inflation Registration Charge Increases

Date: 14/11/2017

IWA is disappointed by the response from Environment Agency to its consultation on 2018/19 Navigation Charges and is calling for clear progress on the activity based costing of the Navigation Service before any further steps are taken to ...

Hear Hear - Middle Level Bill to Proceed

Date: 26/10/2017

The Middle Level Bill, which ran out of time in the last Parliament, has been given the go ahead to proceed through its parliamentary process, with the House of Commons voting in favour following a debate on 17th October.  Despite ...

IWA Welcomes CRT Attempts to Manage Finite London Space

Date: 25/10/2017

Canal & River Trust wants feedback on their proposals to help make the best possible use of London’s increasingly busy waterspace and improve boaters’ experience of boating in London.  Acknowledging that “London ...

Turning Point for the Basingstoke Canal

Date: 25/10/2017

Hampshire and Surrey County Councils have announced new discussions with Canal & River Trust to find a feasible way of transferring management of the Basingstoke Canal to the Trust.  Over the next five years, the two Councils will explore ...

Red Diesel Taxation – the Saga Continues

Date: 24/10/2017

IWA continues to be concerned at the implications for boat owners and boatyard operators following confirmation that the European Commission still intends to take the UK Government to court over current UK laws which allow leisure boaters to ...

Good News for Freight at Goole

Date: 03/10/2017

Following representations by both IWA East Yorkshire Branch and IWA’s Inland Waterways Freight Group, Goole has backed down over proposals to increase charges for freight and to remove the free locking period either side of high tide for ...

IWA's Campaign Festival Wins Living Waterways Award

Date: 29/09/2017

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch won the Living Waterways award for Community and Volunteering at a ceremony held in Birmingham on 27th September.  The accolade was awarded for the Branch's organisation of Eldonian Village Canal ...

IWA Objects to Sale of EA Moorings in Ely

Date: 01/09/2017

IWA has written to Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of EA, to ask him to withdraw the sale of three lengths of moorings in Ely ahead of the advertised closing date for sealed bids of 8th September.  The plots amount to over 300 metres of ...

St Neots to host 2018 IWA Festival of Water

Date: 31/08/2017

St Neots will host the 2018 IWA Festival of Water, held annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  The River Great Ouse location has been selected to further support IWA’s campaign to see better funded waterways throughout ...

Over 100 Boats Cruise to the Erewash Canal for IWA Festival of Water

Date: 30/08/2017

Over 100 boats arrived at Gallows Inn Fields in Ilkeston over the Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy the spectacular IWA Festival of Water, an annual event that this year came to the beautiful Erewash Canal.

The event was opened by ...

Structures or Craft Impeding Navigation

Date: 11/08/2017

A new topic has been added to the series of IWA briefing notes which outlines IWA’s views on structures or craft impeding navigation.  It is an IWA principle that no navigations should be obstructed by structures either ...

Cross-Party Waterways Support at House of Commons Reception

Date: 28/06/2017

Over 50 people attended a Parliamentary Reception organised by The Inland Waterways Association held at Westminster on Tuesday 27th June.  All new and re-elected MPs with waterways in their constituencies were invited to call in to the ...

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