News with tag 'IWA News'

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 ...

EA Announces Navigation Charge Increase

Date: 07/11/2013

The Environment Agency (EA) has announced its Navigation charge increase for 2014-15. It has considered all feedback received from both national and local customer representatives and concluded that as part of its on-going commitment to make ...

HS2 - the Long Term View?

Date: 04/11/2013

We are very much in the throes of the possible birth of HS2 at the moment, and it is already difficult from a waterways point of view. However, assuming it does go ahead and get built, what of the long term view?

Les Etheridge, ...

2015 IWA Calendar Competition Launched

Date: 01/11/2013

Do you have any great looking photographs of the UK waterways? IWA is offering three free calendars to the photographers whose photos are used in the final calendar.

Entrants may submit up to 20 photos. Please include a brief ...

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Storm hits Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Date: 31/10/2013

The storm that affected parts of the country between Sunday 27th and Monday 28th October has brought down a number of trees on the

Operation Starburst

Date: 29/10/2013

Over the weekend of 19th and 20th October, over 100 volunteers took part in a large multi-site canal clean up on the canals of Greater Manchester.
 
The event was organised jointly by Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Volunteering, Events

Booking for IWA National Campaign Festival Opens

Date: 28/10/2013

Booking is now open for boaters who wish to attend the National Campaign Festival 2014. The festival, hosted by IWA Chester & ...

Incredible Assortment of Rubbish at IWA Clean-up

Date: 24/10/2013

Milton Keynes Branch of The Inland Waterways Association (MK IWA), working in partnership with Canal & River Trust (CRT) and sponsored by Wyvern Shipping Co. Ltd. completed their autumn canal clean-up covering 10 miles of the Grand Union ...

WRG Volunteers' Contribution Celebrated

Date: 23/10/2013

Waterway Recovery Group volunteers were invited to join Canal & River Trust, Dorothy Thornhill (Mayor of Watford), Herts County councillors and Three Rivers councillors in celebrating  the reopening of Lady Capel’s Bridge and ...

HS2 - Fradley Feasibility Study Hiccup

Date: 22/10/2013

In mid-August IWA trustees agreed to retain rail consulting engineers to undertake a feasibility study of the Association's proposals for an alternative route for HS2 at Fradley, aiming to avoid three of the four proposed crossings of the

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