News with tag 'Campaigns'

Richard Benyon Wins IWA Parliamentarian of the Year Award

Date: 04/11/2015

Former Waterways Minister, Richard Benyon, was named as IWA’s Parliamentarian of the Year 2015 at a function held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 3rd November.

The MP for Newbury, Richard Benyon, who was recently elected as ...

High Speed 2 Phase 1- More Amendments and IWA Response to AP2

Date: 03/11/2015

Further amendments have been made to HS2 Phase 1, as the Government has announced recently the ‘Additional Provisions 4 (AP4)’ which relate mainly to minor consequential changes along the route.

IWA has studied the changes ...

IWA’s Himalayan Balsam Campaign wins Award

Date: 09/10/2015

IWA was last week named as winner in the 2015 Living Waterways Awards Natural Environment category. 

The judging panel chaired by Sir Christopher Rodriques CBE, judged IWA’s Himalayan Balsam Awareness and action ...

Support IWA's canal clean-ups with new plastic bag levy

Date: 05/10/2015

IWA is urging retailers in England to help us improve local communities by allocating substantial amounts from the windfall levy on plastic shopping bags towards cleaning up canal and river amenities.  Our waterways are blighted by ...

IWA Draft Response to HS2 Consultation and Petition Submission

Date: 18/08/2015

Despite the tight timescale Government allowed, IWA members have read through the very large quantity of information provided in the  Supplementary Environmental Statement on Additional Provision 2 and commented on issues of waterway ...

Waterway Minister Recognises Importance of Volunteers

Date: 01/08/2015

Following on from the successful Parliamentary Reception held by IWA on 7th July, the Waterway Minister, Rory Stewart MP, has agreed to a meeting with IWA representatives in the ...

Cross-Party Waterways Support at House of Commons Reception

Date: 09/07/2015

Over 50 people including MPs, members of the House of Lords and waterway representatives were joined at the Houses of Parliament by the new Waterway Minister, Rory Stewart MP, on Tuesday 7th July at a reception organised by The Inland ...

Inaugural Meeting to Develop the Swansea Bay Inland Waterway

Date: 30/06/2015

An inaugural meeting of organisations interested in the development of the Swansea Bay Inland Waterway (SBIW) was held on Monday 22nd June at the Neath Port Talbot Council offices in Baglan Bay. The proposal is to link the Neath, Swansea and ...

Additional Provisions to Alter HS2 Phase 1 Bill

Date: 26/06/2015

As IWA has already outlined, on Tuesday 23rd June The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Robert Goodwill, formally set out the motion to ask that the existing HS2 Phase 1 Select Committee consider Instruction ...

IWA Develops Range of Resources to Help Tackle Himalayan Balsam

Date: 27/05/2015

Following an Awareness Week organised by IWA a range of resources has been launched to help raise awareness of the invasive species, Himalayan Balsam, so that this problem plant, which is a threat to the waterways, can be better recorded and ...

Help Keep WRG on the Move - £120,000 Van Appeal

Date: 01/05/2015

IWA has launched an appeal to help its Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) raise £120,000 to buy four new vans to replace its current aged fleet.

Root Out Himalayan Balsam This Summer - IWA Calls for Public’s Help to Stop the Invader

Date: 15/04/2015

IWA's annual summer Himalayan Balsam Campaign begins with an Awareness Week from 16th-24th May, ahead of its ...

IWA Manifesto 2015

Date: 02/03/2015

Voting for the next General Election takes place on 7th May and we need your help.

IWA has produced a Manifesto for our future MPs, to demonstrate the importance of our waterways heritage and encourage them to work with us to ...

IWA West Country Branch Launches Campaign to Improve Use of the Proposed Tidal Surge Barrier on the River Parrett at Bridgwater

Date: 26/02/2015

IWA West Country Branch is campaigning to make the best use of the proposed Tidal Surge Barrier which is expected to be built on the River Parrett at Bridgwater in Somerset.

Following the severe flooding that occurred last winter on ...

Update on the Elvington Lock Campaign

Date: 30/01/2015

IWA has been involved with further meetings and discussions that have taken place about the current closure of Elvington Lock on the River Derwent, following the Environment Agency’s (EA) decision to close the lock in February 2014 due ...

HS2 Phase 2 Fradley to Crewe - ‘Safeguarding’ Consultation

Date: 07/01/2015

In November 2014, HS2 Ltd issued on behalf of the Department for Transport, a consultation on the Secretary of State’s proposal to put in place ‘Safeguarding’ of the current route for part of the

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