News with tag 'Restoration'

First Annual Restoration Workshop a Great Success

Date: 20/05/2014

The first annual workshop aimed at helping restoration groups across the country has been declared a great success.

Over 60 representatives of restoration societies and canal trusts from across the country attended the workshop, ...

IWA Funding Enables CRT to Focus on Restoration

Date: 09/05/2014

IWA welcomes Canal & River Trust's (CRT) renewed commitment to the restoration of Britain's inland waterways, and has provided funding to enable them to do it.

IWA has organised a Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Restoration, Campaigns, Events, Navigation Authorities

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways to Re-open

Date: 02/05/2014

The waterways of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are planned to open on 10th May 2014, for the first time since the rivers were restored.

The six kilometres of rivers in the Park were once a key transport network for the industries ...

Restoration Top of the Agenda at New Annual Conference

Date: 27/03/2014

Waterway restoration will be at the top of the agenda during a special workshop taking place in May aimed at starting to overcome some of the big challenges facing restoration groups across the country.

The workshop, being hosted by ...

IWA Branches, Regions and WRG Groups Donate Over £22,000 in 2013

Date: 19/02/2014

IWA branches, regions and WRG regional groups were busy fundraising throughout 2013. This has allowed them to make significant donations, a total of almost £22,250, to waterway organisations over the year.

The group that ...

Waterway Recovery Group to Buy New Excavator

Date: 30/01/2014

The Inland Waterways Association’s Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) plans to purchase a new excavator in 2014.

WRG intends that the new 2.5 tonne excavator will play a key role in assisting its volunteers with waterway ...

Individuals Urged to Respond to HS2 Consultation

Date: 16/01/2014

The High Speed Rail (HS2) Phase 2 consultation on the initial preferred route for Phase 2 from Birmingham to Manchester, and Birmingham to Leeds, closes on 31st January 2014.
 
IWA has been working with canal societies, CRT and ...

HLF Grant for Pocklington Canal Project

Date: 15/01/2014

A project to protect important wildlife habitats and repair the 200 year-old Church Bridge on the Pocklington Canal has received a boost with an HLF Stage 1 grant of £47,100. The money will help the project team, CRT in partnership with ...

HLF Grant to Restore Warehouse on Shrewsbury Canal

Date: 13/01/2014

Plans to restore the canal warehouses at Wappenshall in north Telford stand a good chance of being achieved with a grant of almost £1million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A first round grant of £72,000 has been ...

Mersey Flat Craned out of Canal for Conservation

Date: 24/12/2013

A rare barge has been craned out of the water, ahead of its planned conservation.

‘Mossdale’ is one of the last surviving all-wooden wide Mersey ‘flats’, a type of barge which was once a common sight across ...

Tags: Restoration

Christmas Present for Buckingham Canal Society

Date: 23/12/2013

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) has handed over an early Christmas present for Buckingham Canal Society in the shape of WRG’s much-loved former ...

Tags: Restoration

Waterway Recovery Group launches 2014 Canal Camps

Date: 06/12/2013

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) runs a programme of unique week-long residential volunteering opportunities, known as ‘Canal Camps’ designed to restore the derelict canals of England and Wales to their former glory. Canal Camps ...

Lichfield Heritage Towpath Trail Launched

Date: 28/10/2013

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has taken the first steps in providing  a new outdoor amenity for Lichfield. The Trust has launched the Heritage Towpath Trail, which follows the route of the on-going restoration of the

Lapal Canal and Selly Oak Development Update

Date: 24/10/2013

On 17th October, Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee approved an outline planning application made by the Harvest Partnership (key constituent members being J Sainsbury and Land Securities) to redevelop the old ...

WRG Volunteers' Contribution Celebrated

Date: 23/10/2013

Waterway Recovery Group volunteers were invited to join Canal & River Trust, Dorothy Thornhill (Mayor of Watford), Herts County councillors and Three Rivers councillors in celebrating  the reopening of Lady Capel’s Bridge and ...

£160,000 Towards Restoration of Montgomery Canal

Date: 18/10/2013

On 7th October the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a £160,000 development grant towards a bid to fund further restoration of the 200-year old Tags: IWA News, Restoration

Volunteering on the Swansea Canal

Date: 17/09/2013

Eighteen Waterway Recovery Group volunteers, working alongside the Swansea Canal Society and Canal & River Trust, spent a week at the beginning of September helping to restore a section of the historic Swansea Canal as part of a long ...

Grand Western Restoration Ahead of Schedule

Date: 17/09/2013

Devon County Council has reported that restoration work on the Grand Western is ahead of schedule due to the recent period of dry weather.

In November last year, flooding caused a breach on the Canal at Halberton. Restoration work ...

Selly Oak Development, Birmingham

Date: 17/09/2013

The outline planning application for the new Sainsbury’s store at the junction of the Lapal and Worcester & Birmingham canals was considered by went to Birmingham City Council’s planning committee on 5th September, with ...

Nelson's Wharf at Stockton to be Reinstated

Date: 17/09/2013

Planning permission has been granted to reinstate Nelson’s Wharf on the Grand Union Canal at Stockton. The site is currently a derelict cement works but plans should see the off-side bank reinstated, the initial part of the derelict ...

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