News with tag 'Waterway News'

Olympic Waterways Inaugural Cruise

Date: 03/06/2014

On behalf of IWA, St Pancras Cruising Club (SPCC) organised an inaugural cruise around the Olympic Park waterways on Saturday 10th May 2014. 

Nearly forty boats took part in the cruise, which was organised in two parts to ...

IWA Submits HS2 Bill Petition

Date: 02/06/2014

Towards the end of May, IWA formally submitted its Petition to the House of Commons against the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill.

IWA’s Petition summarises the position the Association has taken on HS2 ...

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.

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Sun Shines on First IWA Braunston Boat Gathering

Date: 08/05/2014

Over thirty boats gathered in glorious sunshine for IWA Northampton Branch’s first ever Boat Gathering held in the historic Nurser’s canal ...

CRT's Freight Advisory Group Makes Recommendations on ‘Priority Freight Routes’

Date: 02/05/2014

CRT has published a report from its Freight Advisory Group into the current and potential future role of its commercial inland waterways to carry freight. The Group recommended an initial focus on waterways it has defined as ‘Priority ...

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 ...

CRT Safety Alert, Lock Gate Cills

Date: 01/05/2014

CRT has released the following safety alert after the recent incident at Bath on the Kennet & Avon Canal, ...

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 ...

55 Volunteers Clean Up Over 5 Miles of the Erewash Canal

Date: 03/04/2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Branch joined forces with the Erewash ...

CRT Launches Consultation on National Towpath Use Policy

Date: 31/03/2014

CRT has launched a consultation as part of the development of a National Towpath Use Policy and has invited towpath users to comment on its proposals.

The aim of the policy is to improve the experience for those who use towpaths in ...

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 ...

Grand Western Canal Re-Opens

Date: 19/03/2014

The Grand Western Canal and towpath was officially re-opened on 19th March after the completion of structural repairs to a breached embankment at ...

Branch Joins Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership Board

Date: 18/03/2014

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch has joined the partnership board of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape ...

HS2 Plus - The Sir David Higgins Report on HS2

Date: 17/03/2014

The report HS2 Plus, which reports on the strategy, proposals and budget of the HS2 project was published on 17th March.

The report was requested by the Prime Minister in November 2013 and written by Sir David Higgins, ...

HS2 - Progress Made to Protect Fradley Junction

Date: 07/03/2014

We have today jointly issued with Canal & River Trust (CRT) the following briefing note on progress with improvements to the HS2 route at Fradley Junction. As you will know, IWA suggested an alternative route avoiding the canal in 2012, ...

Toyota Supports IWA’s WOW Education Programme

Date: 03/03/2014

IWA was delighted to receive £800 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK (TMUK) Charitable Trust to support the new Wild Over Waterways (WOW) Buildings & Structures children’s activity leaflet.

IWA has already funded the ...

IWA Submits HS2 Phase 1 Consultation Response

Date: 28/02/2014

IWA has submitted its response to HS2's Phase 1 Hybrid Bill Environmental Statement Consultation.

The Government first announced its preferred route for the £42 billion HS2 high speed rail line between London and the Midlands ...

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