News with tag 'IWA News'

Another Successful Canal Restoration Conference

Date: 05/04/2019

Saturday, 30 March, saw over 40 different restoration societies and 116 individuals come together in Wolverhampton for the seventh annual Canal Restoration Conference jointly hosted by IWA and Canal & River Trust.

This year&rsquo ...

Survey Calls for Basic Facilities

Date: 01/03/2019

We have published the results of our Gaptracker Survey, which identifies that the majority of boaters who responded to the survey are concerned about the basic facilities provided by navigation authorities - drinking water and waste disposal - ...

Family Volunteer Holidays

Date: 01/03/2019

Finding time to volunteer can be tricky when you have young children. A few years ago we launched our Waterway Recovery Group Family Camps so that kids, as well as parents and grandparents, could get involved in canal restorations. By ...

UK Responds to EU About Red Diesel Ruling

Date: 07/02/2019

Following the EU ruling last year on the UK's failure to fulfil its obligations relating to red diesel, HMRC has responded to the Commission and is planning a consultation later this year.

The ruling by the Court of Justice of ...

Eight New Silver Propeller Challenge Locations Added

Date: 05/02/2019

Silver Propeller Challenge participants now have more opportunities to complete the challenge. We want to encourage people to visit and use those places that aren’t reached as often as others by powered boat, paddling, or booking on ...

Noise Mitigation Advice Misrepresented by HS2

Date: 04/01/2019

HS2 has distorted recommendations on Phase 2A made by the HS2 Select Committee regarding noise mitigation measures at Great Haywood and Fradley Wood on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and misrepresented a discussion with IWA.

Proposals ...

Christmas Canal Camp in the Cotswolds

Date: 22/11/2018

A Five-Day Working Holiday for just £70 per person

If you enjoy spending time outdoors and are looking to do something different this festive season, why not take a look at the Inland Waterways Association ...

IWA Volunteer is Guest of Honour at Prince Charles' 70th Birthday Party

Date: 20/11/2018

IWA volunteer Bernard Morton, was selected as a guest of honour at an exclusive tea party to celebrate Prince Charles' 70th birthday at Spencer House in central London last week.

Bernard was nominated for his commitment to improving ...

Reunion Weekend Sees Over 1,000 Hours of Restoration Work

Date: 14/11/2018

On 3rd/4th November, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group held its Annual Reunion Weekend - Bonfire Bash - on the Lichfield Canal. Over 70 WRG volunteers from across the country, joined by volunteers from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal ...

Licence Fee Increases are Further Argument for Transfer of EA Navigations

Date: 08/11/2018

Inflation-busting increases in charges demonstrates why the Environment Agency navigations should be transferred to Canal & River Trust.  EA has announced that it will go ahead with substantial increases to its navigation charges for the ...

Harry Arnold MBE

Date: 02/11/2018

IWA is saddened to report the death of Harry Arnold on 1st November, following a stroke nearly three weeks earlier.  

Harry was well known as a waterways journalist, author and photographer who had been instrumental in many ...

Scottish Parliament Asks for IWA's Views

Date: 31/10/2018

We have responded to a request from the Scottish Parliament for advice concerning the state of Scotland's waterways, following a Public Petitions Committee on 27th September where the Lowland Canals Association sought the appointment of ...

Middle Level Bill clears final hurdle

Date: 26/10/2018

On 16th October 2018 the Middle Level Bill successfully passed through the House of Commons for the final time.

In 2016 the governing body, the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC)

IWA Awards Reflect Breadth of the Charity’s Work

Date: 01/10/2018

Restoration, community engagement, waterways partnerships and the passion and dedication of our volunteers were the keywords at IWA's Annual Awards 2018. The ceremony which took place at

Celebration of Waterways in Progress at IWA’s Annual Meeting

Date: 01/10/2018

Over 160 people attended IWA's Annual Members Meeting, which took place on 29th September near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

The Member's Meeting was opened with an insightful presentation by WRG chair and IWA trustee Mike Palmer ...

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Summer of Canal Restoration

Date: 26/09/2018

This summer, our Waterway Recovery Group has held 17 Canal Camps across 10 waterways. These holidays with ...

EA's Proposed Registration Fee Increases

Date: 13/09/2018

We have responded to the Environment Agency's consultation on proposed navigation charge increases, which would see some boaters paying over 30% more for their licence over 3 years, by asking EA to reconsider its proposals.

EA ...

100 Boats Cruise to St Neots for IWA Festival of Water

Date: 29/08/2018

Thousands of people flocked to Regatta Meadow in St Neots over the August Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy the spectacular IWA Festival ...

IWA Campaign Cruise on the Old Bedford River

Date: 24/08/2018

A campaign cruise led by IWA took place on the 19th and 20th August, in the lead up to IWA’s Festival of Water at St Neots.  The event was organised to highlight the continued closure ...

Places left on Waterway Recovery Group 2018 Family Camps

Date: 29/06/2018

Family orientated canal volunteering weekends have returned for their second year with the first of three weekends organised by Waterway Recovery Group taking place. The first WRG family camp of the year was hosted by the Caldon & ...

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