News with tag 'IWA News'

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, ...

Toyota Supports IWA’s WOW Education Programme

Date: 03/03/2014

IWA was delighted to receive £800 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK (TMUK) Charitable Trust to support the new Wild Over Waterways (WOW) Buildings & Structures children’s activity leaflet.

IWA has already funded the ...

IWA Submits HS2 Phase 1 Consultation Response

Date: 28/02/2014

IWA has submitted its response to HS2's Phase 1 Hybrid Bill Environmental Statement Consultation.

The Government first announced its preferred route for the £42 billion HS2 high speed rail line between London and the Midlands ...

CRT Flood Appeal Update

Date: 21/02/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) continues to appeal for donations to aid repair works to its network as more damage comes to light.

Thankfully, large parts of the waterway network in the North and the Midlands, escaped the worst of ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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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
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