News with tag 'IWA News'

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 ...

IWA Launches National Waterways Restoration Raffle

Date: 01/08/2014

IWA has announced the launch of its National Waterways Restoration Raffle.

The raffle aims to raise £10,000 to support waterway restoration and development by donating 100% of the profit to

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 ...

IWA Publishes Annual Report & Accounts

Date: 25/07/2014

Another successful year of campaigning for the future of Britain's inland waterways has been demonstrated in the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31st December 2013, published today by IWA.  

The ...

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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 ...

IWA Launches Sale of 2015 Calendar

Date: 14/07/2014

IWA has launched the sale of its 2015 calendar.

The calendar, which features photographs submitted and voted for by IWA members as part of its annual calendar competition, is now available to buy from Tags: IWA News

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 ...

Crowds Celebrate Waterway Restoration at Stratford

Date: 10/07/2014

IWA joined celebrations for the restoration of Warwickshire waterways at Stratford River Festival over the weekend 4th to 6th July.  

Crowds descended on the 6th annual river festival  which this year highlighted ...

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 ...

Summer of Canal Restoration

Date: 04/07/2014

Since the 1960s hundreds of miles of canals and river navigations have been saved from dereliction and gradually more and more miles are being brought back to life by dedicated volunteer groups around the country.

For more than 40 ...

IWA Events Across The Country This Weekend

Date: 03/07/2014

Events organised by IWA are taking place across the country this weekend. Boaters will attend gatherings hosted by IWA branches in Ware and Leeds. IWA will also celebrate the restoration of waterways in Warwickshire at Stratford River Festival ...

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IWA & ANT Celebrate Aickman Centenary

Date: 27/06/2014

Today, 27th June 2014, IWA and Avon Navigation Trust (ANT) celebrated the centenary of the birth of Robert Aickman, one of IWA's founders, who led the ...

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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

George Rogers is selected as one of the 30 Volunteers’ Week Ambassadors

Date: 05/06/2014

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) is pleased to announce that volunteer George Rogers has been selected as one of thirty Volunteers’ Week Ambassadors.

Volunteer’s Week runs from the  1st - 7th June and is ...

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