News with tag 'Waterway News'

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 ...

Scottish Canals Under Threat of Closure

Date: 27/06/2018

The recent publication of Scottish Canals' Asset Management Strategy suggests that sections of the Lowland Canals could face permanent closure.

The Forth & Clyde and Union canals were restored as a Millennium ...

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 ...

HS2 Agrees to IWA Proposal

Date: 24/05/2018

In our Petition on the HS2 Phase 2A (West Midlands – Crewe) Hybrid Bill, submitted on 26 February 2018 the following request was included:  "The height of the route across the Trent and Bourne Brook valley, including the ...

Campaign to Remove Dee Branch Blockage

Date: 01/05/2018

A 'temporary' flood barrier which had been in place for over two years has been removed from the Dee Branch in Chester, following a successful campaign by Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Campaigns, Navigation Authorities

Middlewich Breach Caused by "Over-Topping"

Date: 30/04/2018

In total, around 70 metres of the embankment carrying the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal over the River Wheelock was ...

Waterway Park Blocked by New Road Scheme

Date: 27/04/2018

IWA is supporting the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust following the announcement by the State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, for a scheme to upgrade the A421 between Milton Keynes and the M1, which will have a major impact on ...

Another Bridge Closed by Scottish Canals

Date: 03/04/2018

Following the alarming news in January that Scottish Canals had closed the Forth & Clyde Canal as a through route due to not having the necessary funds to carry out work on two ...

Breach on Middlewich Branch

Date: 21/03/2018

An embankment on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Wardle Lock and Stanthorne Lock collapsed overnight on Thursday 15th March, and will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Canal & River Trust ...

All Party Group Discusses Waterway Issues

Date: 21/03/2018

Transfer of the EA navigations, future waterway funding and residential moorings were among the topics discussed at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, held at Westminster on Tuesday 13th March.

John ...

Middle Level Bill Has Progressed to the House of Lords

Date: 08/03/2018

The Middle Level Bill has now been passed by the House of Commons and has gone to the House of Lords for the next stage of the parliamentary process.

The Middle Level Commissioners (MLC) are the navigation authority for the Middle ...

IWA Petitions on HS2 Phase 2A Over Noise Levels

Date: 07/03/2018

IWA has submitted a further petition to Government as part of its campaign to mitigate the effects of HS2 on the inland waterways.  The High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Hybrid Bill was given its second reading on 30th January, ...

Canal & River Trust Licensing Consultation Outcome is a Missed Opportunity

Date: 07/03/2018

Following publication of the outcome of Canal & River Trust’s licence review consultation on 6th March, The Inland Waterways Association regrets that Canal & River Trust has failed to take the opportunity to produce a modern licensing ...

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 ...

Middle Level Bill progresses in Parliament

Date: 25/01/2018

The Middle Level Bill, which proposes the introduction of a registration system for boats on the Middle Level Navigations, has been before an 'Opposed Bill Committee' in Parliament. The Middle Level is a 120 mile system of drainage ...

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 ...

Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse

Date: 28/11/2017

IWA is concerned to hear of the increase in the non-native Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse and its tributaries, and encourages boaters and other river users in the area to assist in the Environment Agency’s plans to control the ...

A New Lease of Life for Bowbridge Lock

Date: 13/11/2017

Bowbridge Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal has been filled with water for the first time in 90 years.  The lock was filled with water for an evaluation cruise by  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Monitors team on Friday 10th November. ...

Gateway to the Buckingham Arm to be Restored

Date: 12/11/2017

Funding has been secured for the restoration of the first bridge on the Old Stratford Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Cosgrove Bridge.  This was previously destroyed to make way for a farm access, but is now being restored as part of the ...

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