News with tag 'IWA News'

Bridgewater Canal Leigh Branch – More Troubled Waters

Date: 11/01/2017

IWA has written to Peel Holdings, owners of the Bridgewater Canal, to express concern at the revised timing of a proposed stoppage at Vicars Hall Bridge, near Boothstown.  Originally scheduled for December 2016 to March 2017, IWA has ...

David Suchet Visits IWA Stand at London Boat Show

Date: 10/01/2017

IWA gave a helping hand to the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s fund-raising efforts by hosting an appearance by David Suchet CBE, Vice President of the Trust, on IWA’s stand at the London Boat Show on Monday 9th ...

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New Family Canal Camp for 2017

Date: 04/01/2017

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group has announced its 2017 programme of canal restoration working holidays for volunteers of all ages. The week-long holidays, called Canal Camps, offer a unique opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, whilst ...

Surge in Living Afloat Stretches London's Resources

Date: 20/12/2016

IWA is calling on Canal & River Trust to speed up the introduction of more facilities, including moorings, on London’s waterways and warning people thinking of living on boats in London to seriously assess the implications of adopting ...

IWA revitalises and strengthens support for waterway restoration

Date: 19/12/2016

IWA has two core ambitions – the protection and restoration of our nation’s waterways.  Protection is ably managed through our branch network and through our Navigation Committee led by Gren Messham, and has enjoyed a ...

IWA Comments on Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Options

Date: 15/12/2016

IWA West Country Branch has submitted to the Environment Agency (EA) its comments regarding the location and gate design for the proposed Bridgwater Tidal Barrier in Somerset.

Seven possible locations originally proposed for the ...

IWA Preparing for HS2 Phase 2B Consultations

Date: 13/12/2016

On 15 November 2016 Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, announced the letting of contracts for Phase 1 of HS2, enabling works in advance of Royal Assent for the Phase 1 Bill, worth up to £900m.  At the same time ...

IWA Welcomes Public Inquiry into Boston Barrier

Date: 16/11/2016

IWA has welcomed an announcement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom MP, that a public inquiry will be held in the new year into the Transport and Works Order application for a tidal barrier on the ...

IWA Declares Lord German Parliamentarian of the Year 2016

Date: 02/11/2016

IWA has recognised the work of a member of the House of Lords for the first time, nominating Rt. Hon. The Lord German OBE as its IWA Parliamentarian of the Year.

Lord German has been a leading advocate for our canals and rivers for ...

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IWA Responds to Scottish Canals

Date: 26/10/2016

Scottish Canals is consulting stakeholders on a proposed pricing strategy. Amongst the concerns identified by IWA are:

  • The lack of mention within the consultation documents as to the value and importance of boating as a ...

IWA Responds to CRT Above Inflation Increase on Boat Licence Fee

Date: 26/10/2016

The Canal & River Trust has announced that private and business boat licence fees will rise by 2.5% from 1 April 2017 after having capped licence fees to inflation for the past three years.

According to CRT the rise in licence fees ...

New Chair for Parliamentary Waterways Group

Date: 20/10/2016

IWA has welcomed the appointment of a new chair for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Waterways.  Chris White, MP for Warwick and Leamington, was elected by MPs and Lords present at the Group’s AGM held at the House ...

IWA Raises Navigation Concerns in Boston Barrier Proposals

Date: 11/10/2016

IWA has raised concerns about proposals for a tidal barrier on the River Witham at Boston in Lincolnshire.  Although IWA acknowledges the need for a tidal surge barrier at Boston, the current plan for construction and operation of the ...

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group at Inglesham Lock

Date: 03/10/2016

This summer has seen a huge move forward in the restoration of Inglesham Lock on the Cotswolds Canals. The project, funded from an IWA Appeal in 2010, has taken

IWA's Articles of Association updates approved at AGM

Date: 30/09/2016

IWA's 57th AGM was held this past weekend at South Wolverhampton & Bilston Academy, Wolverhamption.  With over 80 attendees and a series of presentations sandwiching the AGM portion of the day, members enjoyed a busy morning followed ...

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IWA Aid Unlocks HLF Grant for Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals

Date: 28/09/2016

A historic bridge over the Uttoxeter Canal in rural Staffordshire has finally been restored thanks to a three-tiered package of assistance from IWA. The four-year project by Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust to restore Bridge 70 near Denstone ...

Fun on the Curly Wyrley at IWA Festival of Water

Date: 05/09/2016

15,000 people enjoyed an August Bank Holiday by the water on Pelsall North Common and were treated to entertainments on and off the water at IWA’s annual Festival of Water.

Over 100 boats, many decorated with bunting, lined ...

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Ilkeston Announced as 2017 Festival of Water

Date: 08/08/2016

IWA has announced Ilkeston on the Erewash Canal as the venue for its 2017 Festival of Water.  The annual event will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend next year, from 26th to 28th August 2017.  The festival is being ...

Help us Tackle Invasives on the Cut

Date: 29/07/2016

Over the past week, we have been running a campaign to help increase awareness, reporting and removal of invasives species that choke up our waterways.

In a survey carried out with our members earlier this year, only 16% of ...

Pelsall Plus - Exploring the BCN

Date: 29/07/2016

Boaters attending this year's IWA Festival of Water at Pelsall are being encouraged to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations labyrinth of canals.  Ivor Caplan, IWA's deputy chairman, explains why.

"I occasionally hear ...

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