News with tag 'Navigation Authorities'

No Water for Birmingham Canal Navigations from Chasewater Reservoir

Date: 13/12/2017

The Association has raised concerns with Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, Staffordshire County Council, earlier in the year ...

IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

Date: 29/11/2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities.  IWA National Chairman, Ivor Caplan, has written to the Waterway ...

EA to Impose Above-Inflation Registration Charge Increases

Date: 14/11/2017

IWA is disappointed by the response from Environment Agency to its consultation on 2018/19 Navigation Charges and is calling for clear progress on the activity based costing of the Navigation Service before any further steps are taken to ...

Hear Hear - Middle Level Bill to Proceed

Date: 26/10/2017

The Middle Level Bill, which ran out of time in the last Parliament, has been given the go ahead to proceed through its parliamentary process, with the House of Commons voting in favour following a debate on 17th October.  Despite ...

IWA Welcomes CRT Attempts to Manage Finite London Space

Date: 25/10/2017

Canal & River Trust wants feedback on their proposals to help make the best possible use of London’s increasingly busy waterspace and improve boaters’ experience of boating in London.  Acknowledging that “London ...

Good News for Freight at Goole

Date: 03/10/2017

Following representations by both IWA East Yorkshire Branch and IWA’s Inland Waterways Freight Group, Goole has backed down over proposals to increase charges for freight and to remove the free locking period either side of high tide for ...

IWA Objects to Sale of EA Moorings in Ely

Date: 01/09/2017

IWA has written to Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of EA, to ask him to withdraw the sale of three lengths of moorings in Ely ahead of the advertised closing date for sealed bids of 8th September.  The plots amount to over 300 metres of ...

Emergency Closure Notice for Welches Dam Lock published 11 years late

Date: 10/05/2017

11 years ago the Environment Agency piled across sufficient of the entrance to Welches Dam Lock between Chatteris and Manea in Cambridgeshire to prevent access through the lock by boats. EA recently explained in a Parliamentary briefing that ...

IWA warns Scottish Canals over declining boat numbers

Date: 23/03/2017

IWA has written to Scottish Canals expressing deep disappointment at the announcement from Capercaillie Cruisers, which operates hire boats from Falkirk on the Scottish lowland canals, that it will cease trading after the 2017 season.  ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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 ...

Action Needed on Bridgewater Canal

Date: 29/07/2016

As previously reported in Bulletin, Peel Holdings, owners of the Bridgewater Canal are now enforcing charges of £40 for boaters staying on the waterway for more than seven days or returning within 28 days.  This will have an impact ...

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 ...

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