News with tag 'Maintenance'

IWA Campaign Cruise on the Old Bedford River

Date: 24/08/2018

A campaign cruise led by IWA took place on the 19th and 20th August, in the lead up to IWA’s Festival of Water at St Neots.  The event was organised to highlight the continued closure ...

Funding Announced for Bridges in Scotland

Date: 29/06/2018

Hot off the press is news of the announcement from Scottish Government on 28th June that additional funding of £1.6 million has been found to carry out repairs to Bonnybridge and Twechar lift bridges on the Forth & Clyde Canal, and also ...

IWA’s GapTracker to improve boaters’ facilities

Date: 24/05/2018

In a major drive to improve boaters’ facilities nationwide, The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is asking for boaters’ help to identify areas on the UK’s canals and rivers where water and waste facilities are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

IWA to Help Deliver New Canal & River Trust Workboat Plan

Date: 10/02/2016

IWA has stepped up to answer a request by Canal & River Trust to supply skilled volunteers to assist with a new approach to the deployment of its workboat fleet.

The Trust, which is reorganising its workboat fleet into a nationally ...

Improved Maintenance for Local Waterway

Date: 18/06/2015

A new weed lifting boat has been delivered to the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in time to deal with the summer weed growth. The new Dutch built boat will partner

CRT Extends Contract With Land & Water

Date: 15/06/2015

CRT has announced that it plans to carry out £15 million of dredging in the next two years as part of its £80 million 10-year dredging programme after it agreed a two-year extension of its dredging contract with Land & Water to ...

CRT Trials New Way of Processing Dredgings

Date: 13/05/2015

CRT has opened a pilot dredging treatment site near Coventry as part of its plans to carry out £80m worth of dredging over ten years. With new legislation, the cost of disposing of dredging via landfill has increased dramatically in ...

Lancaster Canal to be Dredged Ahead of IWA Trailboat Festival

Date: 15/04/2015

Canal & River Trust has announced plans to dredge parts of the northern reaches of the

Update on the Elvington Lock Campaign

Date: 30/01/2015

IWA has been involved with further meetings and discussions that have taken place about the current closure of Elvington Lock on the River Derwent, following the Environment Agency’s (EA) decision to close the lock in February 2014 due ...

Boat Safety Scheme Warns Boaters Against the Use of Damp Fuel

Date: 22/01/2015

The Boat Safety Scheme has issued a warning to boaters, that the use of damp wood and logs in stoves could put them at risk of increased costs, stove damage and Tags: Waterway News, Safety, Maintenance

Further Funds Secured for Caldon Canal Towpath Improvements

Date: 21/01/2015


£1.5m has been secured by Staffordshire County Council to allow towpath improvements to continue along the Caldon ...

CRT Announces Proposals for Further Stoppages on the Rochdale Canal

Date: 20/11/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) has announced that it plans to instigate additional stoppages on the Rochdale Canal and has asked canal users to submit ...

CRT Investment Plans for 2014/15

Date: 01/05/2014

CRT has outlined its investment plans for the next three years. Expenditure is to rise to £85.4 million in 2014/15 and continue to rise to £93 million in 2016/17.

CRT’s planned major works expenditure for the year ...

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