News with tag 'IWA News'

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 ...

Tags: IWA News

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

IWA Oxfordshire Branch Narrow Boat Trip Success

Date: 22/10/2013

IWA Oxfordshire Branch had a busy and successful Banbury Canal Day (6th October), which  proved a popular day out.  The branch ran trips from ...

IWA to Celebrate Stratford Anniversaries

Date: 18/10/2013

IWA offered support to Stratforward and other local organisations in Stratford-upon-Avon to ensure appropriate celebrations for the significant waterways anniversaries in 2014. Stratforward Business Improvement District, an organisation of ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

£160,000 Towards Restoration of Montgomery Canal

Date: 18/10/2013

On 7th October the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a £160,000 development grant towards a bid to fund further restoration of the 200-year old Tags: IWA News, Restoration

IWA Recognises Contributions of its Members

Date: 01/10/2013

The work of IWA volunteers was recognised at The Inland Waterways Association’s Annual General Meeting on the 28th September. The premier award, the Cyril Styring Trophy for the member who has made an outstanding contribution in ...

IWA Decides No Increase to Subscription Rates

Date: 30/09/2013

IWA decided, at its Annual General Meeting on 28th September, to maintain all its subscription rates at the current levels for at least another year. The importance for the Association of maintaining membership levels, by both retaining ...

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Volunteering on the Swansea Canal

Date: 17/09/2013

Eighteen Waterway Recovery Group volunteers, working alongside the Swansea Canal Society and Canal & River Trust, spent a week at the beginning of September helping to restore a section of the historic Swansea Canal as part of a long ...

Successful Himalayan Balsam Campaign for 2013

Date: 17/09/2013

 

August saw the end of a very productive Himalayan Balsam campaign season in 2013. IWA Branches from across the country worked hard to locate and remove the invasive plant in order to limit its spread and hopefully eradicate the ...

Selly Oak Development, Birmingham

Date: 17/09/2013

The outline planning application for the new Sainsbury’s store at the junction of the Lapal and Worcester & Birmingham canals was considered by went to Birmingham City Council’s planning committee on 5th September, with ...

Chester to Host 2014 IWA Campaign Festival

Date: 13/09/2013

IWA is to hold a National Campaign Festival on the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester over the weekend of 6th - 8th June 2014.
 
The Festival, hosted by IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch will be held in the Tower Wharf area, ...

Planning for New Marinas

Date: 03/09/2013

One of IWA's two planning consultants, Bob Dewey (BA(Hons), MBA, MRTPI) has issued some advice on planning for new marinas, to explain how the planning system operates and how local authority planners may react to objections.

There ...

HS2 Coverage in the News

Date: 03/09/2013

The national press has recently reported on the proposed HS2 new rail line, citing comments and survey results from individuals and organisations, indicating the project is not justified and forecasting the imminent abandonment of it. ...

Operation Starburst on the Canals of Manchester

Date: 03/09/2013

IWA Manchester Branch, working in partnership with Canal & River Trust and supported by Tags: IWA News, Volunteering, Events, Maintenance

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