News with tag 'Waterway News'

Canal & River Trust Launch National Flood Appeal

Date: 17/02/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) has launched a National Canal Flood Appeal as flooding continues across the country.

CRT's engineers will not be able to fully assess the level of damage caused by the prolonged extreme weather to its ...

Flooding Situation on UK Waterways

Date: 14/02/2014

The recent prolonged rainfall has seen flooding in many areas, particularly in the South East and water levels are still high in many areas.

The first week of February saw flooding on the southern Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

The Port of London Authority Launches New Ebb Tide Flag Warning System

Date: 13/02/2014

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has launched a new web-based safety indicator system, the ‘Ebb Tide Flag Warning’ system, which alerts rowers, canoeists, and other small recreational vessels of conditions on the Tags: Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

IWA Submits HS2 Phase 2 Consultation Response

Date: 31/01/2014

On 30th January, IWA submitted its response to the HS2 high speed rail Phase 2 consultation.

IWA posted an initial draft of the reply to the consultation regarding the proposed routes from the West Midlands to Manchester and to ...

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 ...

Thames Lock Keepers Under Threat

Date: 20/01/2014

GMB, the union for Environment Agency (EA) staff, has announced that it has discovered that EA plans to cut 90 resident lock and weir keeper posts from the river Thames. This follows the announcement from EA last year that it has planned staff ...

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 ...

Recent Storms and Flooding

Date: 06/01/2014

The storms and flooding that hit the UK over the Christmas and New Year holidays have had a significant impact on some waterways, particularly in the South East.  Waterways affected include the Wey & Godalming Navigations (Surrey), ...

HS2 Update

Date: 16/12/2013

Phase 1 Hybrid Bill and Environmental Statement Consultation
After the flurry of news and information on HS2 issued late in November, we have now had chance to sort out the critical pieces and begin work on them.

Planning Proposals for Banbury Town Centre

Date: 12/12/2013

IWA Oxfordshire Branch has submitted a response to a planning application made on behalf of Scottish Widows to develop the canal area in Banbury. The application outlines proposals to develop Banbury Town Centre, which includes the covering of ...

Northampton Boat Gathering Moves to Braunston

Date: 02/12/2013

IWA Northampton Branch plans to hold its annual May Day Bank Holiday Boat Gathering at Braunston in 2014 – the first time it has been ...

Water Bill Threatens CRT Water Sales

Date: 21/11/2013

Canal & River Trust engages in commercial activity alongside its delivery of charitable objectives and statutory navigation functions. This commercial activity includes acting as a water supplier to water companies. Examples of these ...

Consultation Launched to Strengthen CRT Elections

Date: 21/11/2013

Canal & River Trust has begun a consultation this week to seek views on strengthening the electoral process to CRT’s governing Council.
The Council was formed eighteen months ago ahead of the launch of CRT and the ...

EA to Restructure After Funding Cuts

Date: 21/11/2013

The Environment Agency is to  restructure over the next twelve months to reduce the overall size of the organisation.  This follows a substantial cut in government funding, which is likely to see a loss of 1,700 jobs in the Agency as ...

Robin Smithett

Date: 18/11/2013

We are saddened to report the death of waterways photographer Robin Smithett, who passed away on Friday 15th November.  Interested in a variety of modes of transport including steam trains and hot air balloons, in the mid 1980s Robin ...

HS2 Campaign - Phase 2 Consultation

Date: 15/11/2013

HS2 Phase 2 comprises two further sections of track, beyond those in Phase 1 which proposed a route from London to Birmingham, with a link to the north of Birmingham rejoining the existing West Coast Main Line at Handsacre. This route also ...

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