News with tag 'IWA News'

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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