News with tag 'Campaigns'

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 ...

IWA Wholeheartedly Supports Canal & River Trust’s “Plastics Challenge”

Date: 05/06/2019

We are 100 percent behind Canal & River Trust’s newly launched Plastics Challenge, which is encouraging visitors to help keep waterways clear of litter. As a waterways charity, we are well aware that plastic pollution is a huge problem ...

Pull Snap Stomp Campaign Launched as Part of Invasive Species Week

Date: 13/05/2019

To celebrate Invasive Species week (13-17 May, 2019), The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is launching its annual Pull Snap Stomp campaign which aims to stamp out the spread of Himalayan balsam along river and canal banks.  

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Survey Calls for Basic Facilities

Date: 01/03/2019

We have published the results of our Gaptracker Survey, which identifies that the majority of boaters who responded to the survey are concerned about the basic facilities provided by navigation authorities - drinking water and waste disposal - ...

UK Responds to EU About Red Diesel Ruling

Date: 07/02/2019

Following the EU ruling last year on the UK's failure to fulfil its obligations relating to red diesel, HMRC has responded to the Commission and is planning a consultation later this year.

The ruling by the Court of Justice of ...

Eight New Silver Propeller Challenge Locations Added

Date: 05/02/2019

Silver Propeller Challenge participants now have more opportunities to complete the challenge. We want to encourage people to visit and use those places that aren’t reached as often as others by powered boat, paddling, or booking on ...

Noise Mitigation Advice Misrepresented by HS2

Date: 04/01/2019

HS2 has distorted recommendations on Phase 2A made by the HS2 Select Committee regarding noise mitigation measures at Great Haywood and Fradley Wood on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and misrepresented a discussion with IWA.

Proposals ...

Licence Fee Increases are Further Argument for Transfer of EA Navigations

Date: 08/11/2018

Inflation-busting increases in charges demonstrates why the Environment Agency navigations should be transferred to Canal & River Trust.  EA has announced that it will go ahead with substantial increases to its navigation charges for the ...

Scottish Parliament Asks for IWA's Views

Date: 31/10/2018

We have responded to a request from the Scottish Parliament for advice concerning the state of Scotland's waterways, following a Public Petitions Committee on 27th September where the Lowland Canals Association sought the appointment of ...

EU Court of Justice Rules Against Use of Red Diesel

Date: 31/10/2018

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has lost its defence against the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that the UK has failed to fulfil its obligations on fiscal marking of gas oils and kerosene. ...

Middle Level Bill clears final hurdle

Date: 26/10/2018

On 16th October 2018 the Middle Level Bill successfully passed through the House of Commons for the final time.

In 2016 the governing body, the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC)

Waterways in Progress - a Vision for Restoration

Date: 28/09/2018

Waterways in Progress is a new report to be published in the near future by our Restoration Hub in conjunction with members of the Hub's High Level Panel of restoration movement representatives.

Highlights from the report were ...

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 ...

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