News with tag 'Campaigns'

IWA Responds to Scottish Canals

Date: 26/10/2016

Scottish Canals is consulting stakeholders on a proposed pricing strategy. Amongst the concerns identified by IWA are:

  • The lack of mention within the consultation documents as to the value and importance of boating as a ...

IWA Raises Navigation Concerns in Boston Barrier Proposals

Date: 11/10/2016

IWA has raised concerns about proposals for a tidal barrier on the River Witham at Boston in Lincolnshire.  Although IWA acknowledges the need for a tidal surge barrier at Boston, the current plan for construction and operation of the ...

Ilkeston Announced as 2017 Festival of Water

Date: 08/08/2016

IWA has announced Ilkeston on the Erewash Canal as the venue for its 2017 Festival of Water.  The annual event will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend next year, from 26th to 28th August 2017.  The festival is being ...

Action Needed on Bridgewater Canal

Date: 29/07/2016

As previously reported in Bulletin, Peel Holdings, owners of the Bridgewater Canal are now enforcing charges of £40 for boaters staying on the waterway for more than seven days or returning within 28 days.  This will have an impact ...

Pelsall Plus - Exploring the BCN

Date: 29/07/2016

Boaters attending this year's IWA Festival of Water at Pelsall are being encouraged to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations labyrinth of canals.  Ivor Caplan, IWA's deputy chairman, explains why.

"I occasionally hear ...

Help us Tackle Invasives on the Cut

Date: 29/07/2016

Over the past week, we have been running a campaign to help increase awareness, reporting and removal of invasives species that choke up our waterways.

In a survey carried out with our members earlier this year, only 16% of ...

HS2 in South Yorkshire - Route Options

Date: 12/07/2016

Following the publication of the ‘HS2 Plus’ report in July 2014, the author, Sir David Higgins was asked to report back to the Secretary of State for Transport with options.   His later report ‘Rebalancing Britain ...

Using Paddle Gears Safely

Date: 30/06/2016

For some time IWA argued against proposals by CRT for installing paddle pawl stops that would prevent the paddle pawl from being completely moved out of the way whilst a paddle is being wound down. 

This issue has been raised ...

IWA Festival of Water Comes to Pelsall

Date: 22/06/2016

IWA’s annual Festival of Water is set to bring over one hundred boats to the underused Tags: IWA News, Campaigns, Events

IWA's Campaign Festival Puts Eldonian Village on the Canal Map

Date: 16/06/2016

Thousands turned out to join in the fun at the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool over the weekend of 11th & 12th June to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.  With over 80 boats stretching down the ...

IWA Campaign Cruise to Spalding and Crowland Finally Goes Ahead

Date: 14/06/2016

IWA has succeeded in persuading the Environment Agency to de-silt Fulney Lock, opening up the route through Spalding and further upstream to the head of navigation on the River Welland. After two cancellations caused by the poor conditions at ...

Boston Barrier - Consultation Response

Date: 01/03/2016

IWA has responded with concern to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft Boston Barrier Environmental Statement. If the current proposals are included in the Boston Barrier Transport & Works Act Order and were  ...

HS2 Committee backs calls to protect historic canals

Date: 25/02/2016

IWA and Canal & River Trust have welcomed the Second Special Report by the HS2 Select Committee which includes improved protection for canals along the route of the new high speed rail line.

The report follows representations from ...

IWA's EA Transfer Campaign Receives Welcome Boost

Date: 22/02/2016

IWA welcomes the announcement by Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency that a joint working group will explore different options for the running of river navigations currently managed by the Environment Agency.

IWA has ...

New Boating Arrangements on the Liverpool Link

Date: 09/02/2016

IWA is delighted about the news that the boating arrangements for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal around Liverpool are going to be much more 'boater ...

IWA Petition to Reduce Impact of HS2 on Waterways

Date: 05/02/2016

At the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill  Select Committee hearing in Parliament yesterday, IWA and Canal & River Trust (CRT) gave evidence on the potential impact of the high speed rail link on the country’s historic ...

An update on the HS2 Campaign

Date: 08/01/2016

HS2 Ltd have issued a further tranche of small changes to the bill for Phase 1 (‘Additional Provisions’ 4 & 5), with again limited relevance to inland waterways.

On Monday 30 November a Command Paper was produced in the ...

Liverpool event is IWA National Campaign Festival 2016

Date: 07/01/2016

IWA is pleased to designate the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool, on 11-12 June, as its 2016 National Campaign Festival.  This is in recognition of its ambitious objective to increase leisure activities on a relatively ...

Defra budget cuts spark navigation closure fears

Date: 26/11/2015


- Transfer EA waterways to third sector, says IWA -

Inland Waterways Association has responded to the much-anticipated cut to ...

Bradley Locks Feasibility Study Launched

Date: 18/11/2015

A feasibility study to consider the restoration of what will be known as the Bradley Canal was launched at a meeting of CRT’s West Midlands Partnership held on Wednesday 11th November.  

The feasibility study, which was ...

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