News with tag 'IWA News'

New Mosaic Nature Trail on Northampton Arm

Date: 01/05/2018

The new mosaic nature trail on the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal, featuring 34 mosaic designs, was officially inaugurated by Northamptonshire Deputy Lieutenant Joan Kirkbride on 21st April 2018 at a small event hosted by ...

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Waterway Park Blocked by New Road Scheme

Date: 27/04/2018

IWA is supporting the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust following the announcement by the State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, for a scheme to upgrade the A421 between Milton Keynes and the M1, which will have a major impact on ...

Another Bridge Closed by Scottish Canals

Date: 03/04/2018

Following the alarming news in January that Scottish Canals had closed the Forth & Clyde Canal as a through route due to not having the necessary funds to carry out work on two ...

Cruise it or Lose it - Silver Propeller Challenge

Date: 29/03/2018

Boaters, canoeists, rowers and paddle-boarders are invited to join our campaign to keep open less frequently visited canals and rivers across England, Wales and Scotland.  The

All Party Group Discusses Waterway Issues

Date: 21/03/2018

Transfer of the EA navigations, future waterway funding and residential moorings were among the topics discussed at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, held at Westminster on Tuesday 13th March.

John ...

Wendy Morton MP Awarded IWA Parliamentarian of the Year

Date: 07/03/2018

IWA has acknowledged support for the inland waterways by a West Midlands MP at its 2018 Parliamentary Dinner.  Wendy Morton, MP for Aldridge-Brownhills, was presented with the Association’s Parliamentarian of the Year Award at ...

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IWA Petitions on HS2 Phase 2A Over Noise Levels

Date: 07/03/2018

IWA has submitted a further petition to Government as part of its campaign to mitigate the effects of HS2 on the inland waterways.  The High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Hybrid Bill was given its second reading on 30th January, ...

IWA Raises Concern at Forth & Clyde closure

Date: 06/02/2018

IWA has told Scottish Canals that the current indefinite closure of the Forth & Clyde Canal is unacceptable.  This follows the claim by Scottish Canals that it does not have the funds necessary to repair two lift bridges.  IWA has ...

IWA Urges Further Talks on EA Transfer

Date: 31/01/2018

IWA is extremely disappointed at the announcement from the Environment Agency that Defra has been unable to agree Canal & River Trust’s recent proposal for taking over the navigations run by EA. At a meeting last week, the Defra Minister ...

Middle Level Bill progresses in Parliament

Date: 25/01/2018

The Middle Level Bill, which proposes the introduction of a registration system for boats on the Middle Level Navigations, has been before an 'Opposed Bill Committee' in Parliament. The Middle Level is a 120 mile system of drainage ...

IWA’s Voice is Heard in Ely

Date: 16/01/2018

IWA’s campaign to stop the Environment Agency from selling off river frontage in Ely to private bidders has achieved a successful result, with the news that the local council will be buying the land. 

Whilst IWA would ...

Boston Barrier to Go Ahead

Date: 15/01/2018

The Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for the Boston Barrier received approval early in December, giving the Environment Agency the go-ahead to proceed with the construction and operation of the £100 million flood defence scheme to ...

IWA Raffle Boosts Waterway Restoration

Date: 11/01/2018

Our popular Restoration Raffle has had another successful year, raising over £10,000 to support IWA ...

No Water for Birmingham Canal Navigations from Chasewater Reservoir

Date: 13/12/2017

The Association has raised concerns with Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, Staffordshire County Council, earlier in the year ...

IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

Date: 29/11/2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities.  IWA National Chairman, Ivor Caplan, has written to the Waterway ...

Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse

Date: 28/11/2017

IWA is concerned to hear of the increase in the non-native Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse and its tributaries, and encourages boaters and other river users in the area to assist in the Environment Agency’s plans to control the ...

A New Lease of Life for Bowbridge Lock

Date: 13/11/2017

Bowbridge Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal has been filled with water for the first time in 90 years.  The lock was filled with water for an evaluation cruise by  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Monitors team on Friday 10th November. ...

Locks and Found at WRG Bonfire Bash

Date: 09/11/2017

Photo: Paul Rodgers, IWA trustee and WRGie gets down to work at the Bonfire Bash 2017
On the 4th and 5th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the Uttoxeter Canal in ...

New IWA Chairman Announced

Date: 10/10/2017

IWA today announces the appointment of Ivor Caplan as chairman for the Association.  Long term waterways enthusiast and activist, Ivor was elected National Chairman by the Association’s trustees on Saturday 7th October.  
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Good News for Freight at Goole

Date: 03/10/2017

Following representations by both IWA East Yorkshire Branch and IWA’s Inland Waterways Freight Group, Goole has backed down over proposals to increase charges for freight and to remove the free locking period either side of high tide for ...

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