News with tag 'IWA News'

First Annual Restoration Workshop a Great Success

Date: 20/05/2014

The first annual workshop aimed at helping restoration groups across the country has been declared a great success.

Over 60 representatives of restoration societies and canal trusts from across the country attended the workshop, ...

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

Sun Shines on First IWA Braunston Boat Gathering

Date: 08/05/2014

Over thirty boats gathered in glorious sunshine for IWA Northampton Branch’s first ever Boat Gathering held in the historic Nurser’s canal ...

Record Breaking Attendance at IWA's Canalway Cavalcade 2014

Date: 07/05/2014

Record numbers of people came out to enjoy the colourful spectacle and fun at IWA's 2014 Canalway Cavalcade over the May Day Bank Holiday ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

CRT's Freight Advisory Group Makes Recommendations on ‘Priority Freight Routes’

Date: 02/05/2014

CRT has published a report from its Freight Advisory Group into the current and potential future role of its commercial inland waterways to carry freight. The Group recommended an initial focus on waterways it has defined as ‘Priority ...

Canalway Cavalcade Event Programme Announced

Date: 17/04/2014

The programme of events has been announced for IWA's 2014 Canalway Cavalcade which is held annually ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

IWA National Trailboat Festival 2014 Programme Announced

Date: 15/04/2014

The 2014 IWA National Trailboat Festival is to be held at the Grand Western Canal Country Park.

The festival will take place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, 24th – 26th May 2014.

Organisers have ...

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IWA Staff Complete Acheman Challenge

Date: 07/04/2014

On Saturday 5th April four members of staff from IWA Head Office completed a 50 mile quadrathlon along the

55 Volunteers Clean Up Over 5 Miles of the Erewash Canal

Date: 03/04/2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Branch joined forces with the Erewash ...

IWA Announces Calendar Competition Results

Date: 02/04/2014

IWA is pleased to announce the results of its annual calendar competition.

The competition aims to promote waterways, activities and wildlife from all over the UK waterway network. Over 600 photographs were entered, which were then ...

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Restoration Top of the Agenda at New Annual Conference

Date: 27/03/2014

Waterway restoration will be at the top of the agenda during a special workshop taking place in May aimed at starting to overcome some of the big challenges facing restoration groups across the country.

The workshop, being hosted by ...

Grand Western Canal Re-Opens

Date: 19/03/2014

The Grand Western Canal and towpath was officially re-opened on 19th March after the completion of structural repairs to a breached embankment at ...

Branch Joins Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership Board

Date: 18/03/2014

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch has joined the partnership board of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape ...

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, ...

IWA Announces Waterways Pageant Event at Saul

Date: 11/03/2014

IWA Events Team (formerly IWA Festivals) is pleased to announce its new summer event. The Saul Waterways Pageant will be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th August 2014 at the junction of the Gloucester & ...

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Sir Tony Baldry MP Wins IWA's Parliamentarian of the Year Award

Date: 11/03/2014

Sir Tony Baldry MP received the “Parliamentarian of the Year Award” at IWA's Award Dinner held at the House of Commons on Monday 10th March. 

Sir Tony Baldry MP, a former Waterways Minister, was presented the award ...

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HS2 - Progress Made to Protect Fradley Junction

Date: 07/03/2014

We have today jointly issued with Canal & River Trust (CRT) the following briefing note on progress with improvements to the HS2 route at Fradley Junction. As you will know, IWA suggested an alternative route avoiding the canal in 2012, ...

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