News with tag 'Waterway News'

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 ...

Hear Hear - Middle Level Bill to Proceed

Date: 26/10/2017

The Middle Level Bill, which ran out of time in the last Parliament, has been given the go ahead to proceed through its parliamentary process, with the House of Commons voting in favour following a debate on 17th October.  Despite ...

IWA Welcomes CRT Attempts to Manage Finite London Space

Date: 25/10/2017

Canal & River Trust wants feedback on their proposals to help make the best possible use of London’s increasingly busy waterspace and improve boaters’ experience of boating in London.  Acknowledging that “London ...

Turning Point for the Basingstoke Canal

Date: 25/10/2017

Hampshire and Surrey County Councils have announced new discussions with Canal & River Trust to find a feasible way of transferring management of the Basingstoke Canal to the Trust.  Over the next five years, the two Councils will explore ...

Red Diesel Taxation – the Saga Continues

Date: 24/10/2017

IWA continues to be concerned at the implications for boat owners and boatyard operators following confirmation that the European Commission still intends to take the UK Government to court over current UK laws which allow leisure boaters to ...

Good News for Freight at Goole

Date: 03/10/2017

Following representations by both IWA East Yorkshire Branch and IWA’s Inland Waterways Freight Group, Goole has backed down over proposals to increase charges for freight and to remove the free locking period either side of high tide for ...

IWA Objects to Sale of EA Moorings in Ely

Date: 01/09/2017

IWA has written to Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of EA, to ask him to withdraw the sale of three lengths of moorings in Ely ahead of the advertised closing date for sealed bids of 8th September.  The plots amount to over 300 metres of ...

General Election - Don't Let Our Waterways Be Forgotten

Date: 24/05/2017

This unexpected General Election is focusing, quite rightly, on important issues like Brexit, the NHS and social care but IWA will be making contact with the candidates to make sure that the future of our waterways remains on the government ...

Emergency Closure Notice for Welches Dam Lock published 11 years late

Date: 10/05/2017

11 years ago the Environment Agency piled across sufficient of the entrance to Welches Dam Lock between Chatteris and Manea in Cambridgeshire to prevent access through the lock by boats. EA recently explained in a Parliamentary briefing that ...

IWA warns Scottish Canals over declining boat numbers

Date: 23/03/2017

IWA has written to Scottish Canals expressing deep disappointment at the announcement from Capercaillie Cruisers, which operates hire boats from Falkirk on the Scottish lowland canals, that it will cease trading after the 2017 season.  ...

IWA responds to latest HS2 route consultation

Date: 21/03/2017

IWA has responded to HS2’s consultation on design refinements to the Secretary of State for Transport’s preferred route for the HS2 Phase 2b route.

IWA has serious concerns over the impact on inland waterways as HS2 is ...

IWA Keeps Up the Pressure on East Anglian Waterways Threat

Date: 17/02/2017

IWA’s campaign to raise awareness that some EA waterways may have to close in the future due to lack of funding has been continuing, with nearly 200 letters or emails written so far to MPs and local authorities in EA’s Anglian ...

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