News with tag 'IWA News'

£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 ...

Tags: IWA News

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 ...

Tags: IWA News, HS2

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 ...

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 ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

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 ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

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 ...

Successful Summer of Canal Camps for WRG

Date: 15/09/2014

September saw the end of a very productive Canal Camp summer season with over 2500 volunteer days spent restoring the canals of England and Wales. Based on an average of six hours of volunteering per day that is a staggering 15,000 hours of ...

Waterways Restoration Raffle Exceeds £5,000

Date: 12/09/2014

IWA Waterways Restoration Raffle has raised over £5,000 since it was launched on Monday 1st August.

The Waterways Restoration Raffle aims to raise at least £10,000, with 100% of the profits going towards supporting ...

IWA Welcomes Parliamentary Report on Canal & River Trust

Date: 12/09/2014

IWA welcomes a report published by the All Party Parliamentary Waterways Group (APPWG) on progress made by Canal & River Trust (CRT) since it became a charity in 2012.

The report recognises the achievements made by CRT in a ...

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Saul Waterways Pageant 2014

Date: 28/08/2014

IWA's Saul Waterways Pageant, took place over the Bank Holiday weekend 23rd - 25th August with a variety of boats displayed at their best and events and entertainment enjoyed by the public. Despite the variable weather around 2500 visitors ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

Lifeboat Parade at Saul Waterways Pageant

Date: 19/08/2014

This August Bank Holiday weekend, sees the arrival of an exciting new three-day waterway event organised by IWA, which will take place at Saul Junction on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

One of the highlights of the event will ...

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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, ...

Caldon Canal 40 Celebration at IWA AGM Weekend

Date: 18/08/2014

IWA's 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held in the historic market town of Leek, Staffordshire, on Saturday 27th September.

A weekend of activities has been planned around the AGM including an archive film night hosted by the ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

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

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

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 ...

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