News with tag 'Campaigns'

IWA Launches Winding Hole Specification

Date: 06/11/2014

As part of its current Winding Hole Campaign, IWA has made available on its website a recommended Tags: IWA News, Restoration, Campaigns

Sir David Higgins HS2 Report ‘Rebalancing Britain’

Date: 03/11/2014

Following the release of Sir David Higgin's latest report on HS2, Rebalancing Britain, on 27th October, Gren Messham, Chairman of IWA's Navigation Committee, has prepared a summary of its contents.

On 27th October Sir David ...

Elvington Lock Campaign Update

Date: 09/10/2014

The current closure of Elvington Lock on Yorkshire's River Derwent was the main topic discussed at a meeting between representatives of the Environment Agency (EA) and IWA held on Monday 6th October.

Elvington Lock, also known as ...

HS2 Ltd Publishes List of Additional Provisions

Date: 06/10/2014

HS2 Ltd has published on behalf of the Promoter a list of additional provisions to those already in the Hybrid Bill. ...

HS2 Select Committee visits Lichfield and Trent & Mersey Canals

Date: 19/09/2014

IWA and Canal & River Trust (CRT) met with members of the House of Commons HS2 Select Committee this week as they visited the Lichfield and Trent & Mersey canals to see for themselves the changes sought to mitigate the impact of HS2 at these ...

Over 300 Volunteer Days Spent Restoring Inglesham Lock this Summer

Date: 18/08/2014

From the 19th July - 9th August, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group ran three weeks of Canal Camps at Inglesham Lock on the Cotswold Canals.  Volunteers from England, ...

IWA Announces 2015 Northampton Festival of Water

Date: 15/08/2014

Following on from a successful Campaign Festival held in Northampton in 2011, IWA is pleased to announce that it plans to hold a major waterways event on the river Nene over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in 2015. 

The event, ...

Over 150 Volunteers Take Part in IWA’s 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign

Date: 07/08/2014

The Inland Waterways Association’s (IWA) 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign has been a great success with over 150 volunteers joining work parties across the country.

Over the 2014

European Commission Takes UK to Court Over Red Diesel

Date: 01/08/2014

IWA continues to be concerned at the implications for boat owners and boatyard operators following the decision by the European Commission to take the UK Government to court over current UK laws which allow leisure boaters to purchase off-road ...

Campaign to Save Navigation in Yorkshire

Date: 29/07/2014

IWA is campaigning to save a section of the waterways system from becoming unnavigable.  

Elvington Lock (also known as Sutton Lock) on the River Derwent in Yorkshire, is currently closed to navigation, following a temporary ...

Progress to Restore Inglesham Lock

Date: 22/07/2014

Significant progress is being made towards the restoration of Inglesham Lock by volunteers from IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group (WRG).

The work is a continuation of an appeal launched by IWA at the end of 2010, which raised over ...

IWA Announces Programme for Saul Waterways Pageant

Date: 15/07/2014

IWA's Saul Waterways Pageant, taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Saul Junction, will showcase a diversity of interests on and around the waterways.

As well as water-based competitions and demonstrations, activities ...

Sir Tony Robinson Supports Canal Restoration Campaign

Date: 10/07/2014

Sir Tony Robinson is backing a canal restoration campaign to encourage more people to engage with derelict canals across the country.

IWA is working alongside Canal & River Trust (CRT) in this campaign and both organisations want ...

IWA Welcomes APPWG Inquiry into Canal & River Trust

Date: 09/07/2014

IWA has welcomed plans announced by the All Party Parliamentary Waterways Group (APPWG), to hold an inquiry into Canal & River Trust (CRT), to evaluate the development, progress and future plans of the charity.

CRT was established ...

IWA's 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign

Date: 12/06/2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is pleased to announce the start of its 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign.

After a successful season of tackling the invasive species in Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Volunteering, Campaigns

Over 120 boats at IWA's National Campaign Festival in Chester

Date: 10/06/2014

With over 120 gaily decorated craft and thousands of people enjoying the sunshine, IWA's Tags: IWA News, Campaigns, Events

IWA Submits HS2 Bill Petition

Date: 02/06/2014

Towards the end of May, IWA formally submitted its Petition to the House of Commons against the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill.

IWA’s Petition summarises the position the Association has taken on HS2 ...

IWA Funding Enables CRT to Focus on Restoration

Date: 09/05/2014

IWA welcomes Canal & River Trust's (CRT) renewed commitment to the restoration of Britain's inland waterways, and has provided funding to enable them to do it.

IWA has organised a Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Restoration, Campaigns, Events, Navigation Authorities

HS2 Plus - The Sir David Higgins Report on HS2

Date: 17/03/2014

The report HS2 Plus, which reports on the strategy, proposals and budget of the HS2 project was published on 17th March.

The report was requested by the Prime Minister in November 2013 and written by Sir David Higgins, ...

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