News with tag 'IWA News'

IWA Welcomes Legal Decision on Moorings

Date: 20/02/2014

IWA has welcomed the decision by Mr Nick Brown, on 19th February, to abandon judicial review proceedings against Canal & River Trust over its mooring guidelines. The Association believes this now clears the way for the Trust to make good ...

IWA 2015 Calendar Competition Shortlist Announced

Date: 19/02/2014

Voting is now open for the calendar competition!

Over 600 brilliant photographs featuring waterways, activities and wildlife from all over the UK waterway network were submitted for the latest calendar competition.

The ...

Tags: IWA News

IWA Branches, Regions and WRG Groups Donate Over £22,000 in 2013

Date: 19/02/2014

IWA branches, regions and WRG regional groups were busy fundraising throughout 2013. This has allowed them to make significant donations, a total of almost £22,250, to waterway organisations over the year.

The group that ...

Flooding Situation on UK Waterways

Date: 14/02/2014

The recent prolonged rainfall has seen flooding in many areas, particularly in the South East and water levels are still high in many areas.

The first week of February saw flooding on the southern Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

Volunteers Clean Up the Canals of Stoke-on-Trent

Date: 12/02/2014

Volunteers from as far away as Suffolk took part in a Canal Clean-up on the canals of Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday 9th February.  The event, which was organised by IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and supported by Canal ...

IWA Submits HS2 Phase 2 Consultation Response

Date: 31/01/2014

On 30th January, IWA submitted its response to the HS2 high speed rail Phase 2 consultation.

IWA posted an initial draft of the reply to the consultation regarding the proposed routes from the West Midlands to Manchester and to ...

Waterway Recovery Group to Buy New Excavator

Date: 30/01/2014

The Inland Waterways Association’s Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) plans to purchase a new excavator in 2014.

WRG intends that the new 2.5 tonne excavator will play a key role in assisting its volunteers with waterway ...

IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling

Date: 16/01/2014

IWA has issued new advice on towpath cycling in response to the increase in demand for new or continuing use of canal and river towpaths as cycle routes.

IWA acknowledges the wider benefits of encouraging the population to cycle for ...

Tags: IWA News, Safety

Individuals Urged to Respond to HS2 Consultation

Date: 16/01/2014

The High Speed Rail (HS2) Phase 2 consultation on the initial preferred route for Phase 2 from Birmingham to Manchester, and Birmingham to Leeds, closes on 31st January 2014.
 
IWA has been working with canal societies, CRT and ...

IWA Award for 60 Years at the London Boat Show

Date: 07/01/2014

IWA has received a special award from the organisers for its loyal attendance at the London Boat Show.  IWA was a founder exhibitor when the event was first launched 60 years ago, and hasn't missed a year since.

The show is an ...

Elizabeth Jane Howard Dies Aged 90

Date: 03/01/2014

Elizabeth Jane Howard, the novelist who died on 2nd January aged 90, was lesser known in public life for her role in the inland waterways, but which was significant during IWA’s formative years.
 
Elizabeth Jane Howard ...

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HS2 Update

Date: 16/12/2013

Phase 1 Hybrid Bill and Environmental Statement Consultation
After the flurry of news and information on HS2 issued late in November, we have now had chance to sort out the critical pieces and begin work on them.
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Planning Proposals for Banbury Town Centre

Date: 12/12/2013

IWA Oxfordshire Branch has submitted a response to a planning application made on behalf of Scottish Widows to develop the canal area in Banbury. The application outlines proposals to develop Banbury Town Centre, which includes the covering of ...

Waterway Recovery Group launches 2014 Canal Camps

Date: 06/12/2013

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) runs a programme of unique week-long residential volunteering opportunities, known as ‘Canal Camps’ designed to restore the derelict canals of England and Wales to their former glory. Canal Camps ...

Northampton Boat Gathering Moves to Braunston

Date: 02/12/2013

IWA Northampton Branch plans to hold its annual May Day Bank Holiday Boat Gathering at Braunston in 2014 – the first time it has been ...

CRT Business Licence Review

Date: 22/11/2013

IWA has welcomed the announcement by Canal & River Trust (CRT), on 22nd November, that it has “significantly changed” its proposals to revise its licence fees for commercial and non-profit-making group boat ...

EA to Restructure After Funding Cuts

Date: 21/11/2013

The Environment Agency is to  restructure over the next twelve months to reduce the overall size of the organisation.  This follows a substantial cut in government funding, which is likely to see a loss of 1,700 jobs in the Agency as ...

HS2 Campaign - Phase 2 Consultation

Date: 15/11/2013

HS2 Phase 2 comprises two further sections of track, beyond those in Phase 1 which proposed a route from London to Birmingham, with a link to the north of Birmingham rejoining the existing West Coast Main Line at Handsacre. This route also ...

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