News with tag 'IWA News'

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

IWA Manchester Branch Creates Edible Delights on the Ashton Canal

Date: 19/07/2016

IWA Manchester Branch has created a communal vegetable plot for the enjoyment of the local community, boaters, cyclists and walkers at Lock 4 on the ...

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New Legacy Fund Open for Bids

Date: 11/07/2016

Following a bequest from former IWA consultant engineer and trustee, Tony Harrison, IWA has announced a new fund which waterway projects around the country will be able to bid for.  Tony, who was an expert in hydraulics and hydrology in ...

New Vans for WRG in Time for Summer Canal Camps

Date: 06/07/2016

Thanks to the success of the ongoing fundraising appeal, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group has two new vans in time for this summer’s Canal Camps taking place on waterway restoration projects around the country.  

The ...

Using Paddle Gears Safely

Date: 30/06/2016

For some time IWA argued against proposals by CRT for installing paddle pawl stops that would prevent the paddle pawl from being completely moved out of the way whilst a paddle is being wound down. 

This issue has been raised ...

IWA Festival of Water Comes to Pelsall

Date: 22/06/2016

IWA’s annual Festival of Water is set to bring over one hundred boats to the underused Tags: IWA News, Campaigns, Events

IWA's Campaign Festival Puts Eldonian Village on the Canal Map

Date: 16/06/2016

Thousands turned out to join in the fun at the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool over the weekend of 11th & 12th June to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.  With over 80 boats stretching down the ...

IWA Campaign Cruise to Spalding and Crowland Finally Goes Ahead

Date: 14/06/2016

IWA has succeeded in persuading the Environment Agency to de-silt Fulney Lock, opening up the route through Spalding and further upstream to the head of navigation on the River Welland. After two cancellations caused by the poor conditions at ...

IWA campaigns for Bridgewater Canal licensing arrangements

Date: 07/06/2016

Boaters using the waterways of the North West of England will know that there has long been a reciprocal agreement in place to allow boats licensed on the Bridgewater Canal to access local CRT waterways, and for CRT licence holders to use the ...

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Staveley Town Lock opened just in time for IWA's Trailboat Festival

Date: 01/06/2016

With hours to spare, the first boat cruised through Staveley Town Lock ahead of IWA’s Trailboat Festival.  The event, which took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, was combined with the Chesterfield Canal Trust's annual ...

IWA Directory reveals the condition of Britain's 6,500 miles of inland waterways

Date: 06/05/2016

Mainland Britain enjoys 4,700 miles of navigable inland waterways, but that still leaves more than a quarter of our 6,500-mile canal and river network either derelict or unnavigable, IWA's new research shows.

The findings are ...

IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2016

Date: 03/05/2016

The crowds turned out in force for IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2016.  Attracted by a packed schedule and excellent coverage in the Times as well as Time Out where the festival was highlighted as Pick of the Week, visitors were delighted by ...

BCN Clean Up clears 8 miles of Walsall Canal

Date: 21/04/2016

More than 70 volunteers spent two days removing an estimated 44 tonnes of rubbish from the Walsall Canal over the weekend of 16th and 17th April.  ...

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