News with tag 'IWA News'

IWA Shows Grassroots Volunteer Success Through National Award Scheme

Date: 02/10/2017

The winners of IWA’s National Annual Awards for 2017 were presented at the Association’s Annual ...

IWA’s AGM looks to the future

Date: 02/10/2017

IWA’s Annual Members Meeting, held on 30th September in Langley Mill, was an inspiring, forward looking event outlining IWA’s vision for the future.  In front of 116 members, IWA’s Marketing Committee Chairman, Peter ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

IWA's Campaign Festival Wins Living Waterways Award

Date: 29/09/2017

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch won the Living Waterways award for Community and Volunteering at a ceremony held in Birmingham on 27th September.  The accolade was awarded for the Branch's organisation of Eldonian Village Canal ...

Carbon Monoxide Alarms for All Boats

Date: 07/09/2017

 A build-up of Carbon Monoxide on a motor cruiser resulted in the tragic death of two people and their dog at Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads in June 2016.

Following this, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch carried out an ...

Tags: IWA News, Safety

St Neots to host 2018 IWA Festival of Water

Date: 31/08/2017

St Neots will host the 2018 IWA Festival of Water, held annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  The River Great Ouse location has been selected to further support IWA’s campaign to see better funded waterways throughout ...

Over 100 Boats Cruise to the Erewash Canal for IWA Festival of Water

Date: 30/08/2017

Over 100 boats arrived at Gallows Inn Fields in Ilkeston over the Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy the spectacular IWA Festival of Water, an annual event that this year came to the beautiful Erewash Canal.

The event was opened by ...

Roll Up, Roll Up - It's IWA's Festival of Water at Ilkeston!

Date: 14/08/2017

It is not all water and boats on the Erewash over August Bank Holiday weekend, there could be beer and skittles too!  Lots of exhibitors will be setting out their stalls with a variety of goods and services on display.  There ...

Tags: IWA News, Events

Structures or Craft Impeding Navigation

Date: 11/08/2017

A new topic has been added to the series of IWA briefing notes which outlines IWA’s views on structures or craft impeding navigation.  It is an IWA principle that no navigations should be obstructed by structures either ...

Win £1000 with IWA's Raffle

Date: 10/08/2017

This year IWA's Raffle is raising money for a very important cause, IWA's Waterways Restoration Hub.  The Hub was launched last year and is a central point for restoration enquiries and requests as well as providing the expertise of ...

Cross-Party Waterways Support at House of Commons Reception

Date: 28/06/2017

Over 50 people attended a Parliamentary Reception organised by The Inland Waterways Association held at Westminster on Tuesday 27th June.  All new and re-elected MPs with waterways in their constituencies were invited to call in to the ...

Waterways Manifesto Gains Support of MPs

Date: 14/06/2017

IWA’s Waterway Manifesto attracted over 360 pledges of support from parliamentary candidates during the lead up to the ...

Essex Waterways brings trip boat back to Chelmer & Blackwater

Date: 05/06/2017

Essex Waterways Ltd, the IWA subsidiary company that runs the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, is bringing the trip boat Victoria back to the waterway after the boat’s former operator ceased its use in 2016.

Essex Waterways ...

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General Election - Don't Let Our Waterways Be Forgotten

Date: 24/05/2017

This unexpected General Election is focusing, quite rightly, on important issues like Brexit, the NHS and social care but IWA will be making contact with the candidates to make sure that the future of our waterways remains on the government ...

Award Winners at IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Date: 10/05/2017

140 boats gathered for the Association’s 35th annual Canalway Cavalcade at London’s Little Venice over the 1st May Bank Holiday weekend.  Thousands of visitors came to see boats decked with gleaming boat brasses, flowers and ...

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£200,000 of grants to support waterways restoration

Date: 06/04/2017

A £200,000 legacy generously donated to IWA by long-time canal expert Tony Harrison, has been awarded to four waterways restoration projects.  Twenty eight bids were received by the charity which seeks to protect and restore the ...

IWA responds to latest HS2 route consultation

Date: 21/03/2017

IWA has responded to HS2’s consultation on design refinements to the Secretary of State for Transport’s preferred route for the HS2 Phase 2b route.

IWA has serious concerns over the impact on inland waterways as HS2 is ...

Time For Licence Fee Change

Date: 01/03/2017

IWA believes that CRT has the opportunity to make positive changes to its boat licensing system that would allow it to focus resources and give boaters a fairer deal.  The current licensing arrangements have remained largely ...

EA Waterways Still Giving IWA Cause for Concern

Date: 01/03/2017

IWA’s concerns that some EA waterways may have to close in the future due to lack of funding has resulted in Parliamentary Questions being asked.  Written Questions were put to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural ...

IWA Keeps Up the Pressure on East Anglian Waterways Threat

Date: 17/02/2017

IWA’s campaign to raise awareness that some EA waterways may have to close in the future due to lack of funding has been continuing, with nearly 200 letters or emails written so far to MPs and local authorities in EA’s Anglian ...

Anglian Waterways Under Threat of Closure

Date: 26/01/2017

IWA has issued a strong warning that potential long-term closures of Environment Agency waterways in East Anglia will be resisted by waterway users.  IWA has seen documents that reveal EA is prepared to make long-term closures of ...

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