News with tag 'IWA News'

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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