News with tag 'Waterway News'

Noise Mitigation Advice Misrepresented by HS2

Date: 04/01/2019

HS2 has distorted recommendations on Phase 2A made by the HS2 Select Committee regarding noise mitigation measures at Great Haywood and Fradley Wood on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and misrepresented a discussion with IWA.

Proposals ...

Reunion Weekend Sees Over 1,000 Hours of Restoration Work

Date: 14/11/2018

On 3rd/4th November, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group held its Annual Reunion Weekend - Bonfire Bash - on the Lichfield Canal. Over 70 WRG volunteers from across the country, joined by volunteers from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal ...

Licence Fee Increases are Further Argument for Transfer of EA Navigations

Date: 08/11/2018

Inflation-busting increases in charges demonstrates why the Environment Agency navigations should be transferred to Canal & River Trust.  EA has announced that it will go ahead with substantial increases to its navigation charges for the ...

Harry Arnold MBE

Date: 02/11/2018

IWA is saddened to report the death of Harry Arnold on 1st November, following a stroke nearly three weeks earlier.  

Harry was well known as a waterways journalist, author and photographer who had been instrumental in many ...

Scottish Parliament Asks for IWA's Views

Date: 31/10/2018

We have responded to a request from the Scottish Parliament for advice concerning the state of Scotland's waterways, following a Public Petitions Committee on 27th September where the Lowland Canals Association sought the appointment of ...

EU Court of Justice Rules Against Use of Red Diesel

Date: 31/10/2018

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has lost its defence against the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that the UK has failed to fulfil its obligations on fiscal marking of gas oils and kerosene. ...

Middle Level Bill clears final hurdle

Date: 26/10/2018

On 16th October 2018 the Middle Level Bill successfully passed through the House of Commons for the final time.

In 2016 the governing body, the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC)

Waterways in Progress - a Vision for Restoration

Date: 28/09/2018

Waterways in Progress is a new report to be published in the near future by our Restoration Hub in conjunction with members of the Hub's High Level Panel of restoration movement representatives.

Highlights from the report were ...

Summer of Canal Restoration

Date: 26/09/2018

This summer, our Waterway Recovery Group has held 17 Canal Camps across 10 waterways. These holidays with ...

EA's Proposed Registration Fee Increases

Date: 13/09/2018

We have responded to the Environment Agency's consultation on proposed navigation charge increases, which would see some boaters paying over 30% more for their licence over 3 years, by asking EA to reconsider its proposals.

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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 ...

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 ...

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