News with tag 'IWA News'

IWA Responds to Consultation on Maritime & Coastguard Agency Safety Management Code

Date: 07/01/2015

IWA recently responded to the public consultation on the Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI(A) and Domestic Passenger High Speed Craft, which includes passenger trip boats on canals and rivers.

IWA Awards Grant of £15,000 to Chesterfield Canal Trust

Date: 19/12/2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant of £15,000 to Chesterfield Canal Trust, to help fund the restoration of narrowboat Python.

The grant has come from the Keith Ayling ...

Volunteers set to Restore Locks on Grantham Canal After Heritage Lottery Fund Investment

Date: 18/12/2014

Canal & River Trust has announced that a volunteer-led project to restore a series of historic canal locks on the Grantham Canal has received a £ ...

Tonnes and Tonnes of Rubbish

Date: 17/12/2014

An Autumn of IWA Canal Clean-ups has taken place with eleven days of events organised by IWA branches around the country between 21st September and 23rd November.

During the two month period 20 miles of towpath were cleared of ...

IWA Northampton Branch Wins Volunteer Recognition Award

Date: 15/12/2014

On Saturday 13th December, IWA Northampton Branch was presented with the Volunteer Organisation Recognition Award 2014 by Canal & River Trust (CRT ...

Over £10,000 Raised to Boost Restoration Projects!

Date: 02/12/2014

IWA is delighted to announce that the Waterways Restoration Raffle has exceeded its target of £10,000 with another six weeks left until the draw. IWA hopes that the raffle will continue to gain momentum so that each of the restoration ...

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IWA welcomes appointment of Welfare Officer

Date: 12/11/2014

IWA welcomes the recent appointment by Canal & River Trust (CRT) of a Welfare Officer and hopes that the new post will go some way to resolving the conflicts that can arise when balancing the rights of individuals, particularly those in ...

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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

Get Your Boots On and Help Raise Funds for WRG

Date: 03/11/2014

On Sunday 22nd February 2015, walkers will be given the opportunity to take to the towpaths of the

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 ...

£100 Top Prize for IWA’s 2016 Calendar Competition

Date: 15/10/2014

IWA has launched its 2016 calendar competition and is offering £100 as the top prize!

Budding photographers are encouraged to submit their snaps of waterway scenes to the annual competition. We are not just looking for sunny ...

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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. ...

Government Adopts Joint IWA/CRT Proposal to Change HS2 Route

Date: 02/10/2014

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, yesterday (1st October 2014) announced that the Government is adopting IWA and Canal & River Trust (CRT) proposals to re-align the route of HS2.  The new route avoids much of ...

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Karen Bradley MP Opens IWA AGM

Date: 30/09/2014

Karen Bradley MP opened IWA’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 27th September, by welcoming IWA members to the historic market town of Leek.  She conveyed the importance of the town’s historic waterway connections ...

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IWA’s National Awards Recognise Contributions to the Waterways

Date: 30/09/2014

IWA’s annual awards were presented at IWA’s Annual General Meeting on 27th September 2014. The awards recognise contributions made to the Association and inland waterways.

Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration ...

Hundreds Attend Caldon 40 Celebrations

Date: 29/09/2014

On Sunday 28th September, hundreds of visitors gathered to watch the recreation of the ceremony, 40 years to the day in 1974, when the Caldon Canal was reopened to navigation at Top Lock, Cheddleton.

The Waterway Community Day also ...

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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 ...

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