News with tag 'Waterway News'

IWA Responds to Scottish Canals

Date: 26/10/2016

Scottish Canals is consulting stakeholders on a proposed pricing strategy. Amongst the concerns identified by IWA are:

  • The lack of mention within the consultation documents as to the value and importance of boating as a ...

IWA Responds to CRT Above Inflation Increase on Boat Licence Fee

Date: 26/10/2016

The Canal & River Trust has announced that private and business boat licence fees will rise by 2.5% from 1 April 2017 after having capped licence fees to inflation for the past three years.

According to CRT the rise in licence fees ...

Montgomery Canal Restoration Receives Major Lottery Award

Date: 25/10/2016

Plans to restore one of Britain’s most picturesque canals received a major boost with the announcement that £4.2m of work to restore a further part of the Montgomery Canal is to get underway thanks to a £2.53m grant from the ...

New Chair for Parliamentary Waterways Group

Date: 20/10/2016

IWA has welcomed the appointment of a new chair for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Waterways.  Chris White, MP for Warwick and Leamington, was elected by MPs and Lords present at the Group’s AGM held at the House ...

IWA Raises Navigation Concerns in Boston Barrier Proposals

Date: 11/10/2016

IWA has raised concerns about proposals for a tidal barrier on the River Witham at Boston in Lincolnshire.  Although IWA acknowledges the need for a tidal surge barrier at Boston, the current plan for construction and operation of the ...

IWA Aid Unlocks HLF Grant for Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals

Date: 28/09/2016

A historic bridge over the Uttoxeter Canal in rural Staffordshire has finally been restored thanks to a three-tiered package of assistance from IWA. The four-year project by Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust to restore Bridge 70 near Denstone ...

World Canals Conference 2016, Inverness

Date: 27/09/2016

The World Canals Conference, which visits a different waterway destination around the world each year, took place in Inverness from 19th to 22nd September.  The event was organised by the hosts, Scottish Canals, on behalf of Inland ...

HS2 in South Yorkshire - Route Options

Date: 12/07/2016

Following the publication of the ‘HS2 Plus’ report in July 2014, the author, Sir David Higgins was asked to report back to the Secretary of State for Transport with options.   His later report ‘Rebalancing Britain ...

Using Paddle Gears Safely

Date: 30/06/2016

For some time IWA argued against proposals by CRT for installing paddle pawl stops that would prevent the paddle pawl from being completely moved out of the way whilst a paddle is being wound down. 

This issue has been raised ...

IWA Campaign Cruise to Spalding and Crowland Finally Goes Ahead

Date: 14/06/2016

IWA has succeeded in persuading the Environment Agency to de-silt Fulney Lock, opening up the route through Spalding and further upstream to the head of navigation on the River Welland. After two cancellations caused by the poor conditions at ...

Staveley Town Lock opened just in time for IWA's Trailboat Festival

Date: 01/06/2016

With hours to spare, the first boat cruised through Staveley Town Lock ahead of IWA’s Trailboat Festival.  The event, which took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, was combined with the Chesterfield Canal Trust's annual ...

IWA Directory reveals the condition of Britain's 6,500 miles of inland waterways

Date: 06/05/2016

Mainland Britain enjoys 4,700 miles of navigable inland waterways, but that still leaves more than a quarter of our 6,500-mile canal and river network either derelict or unnavigable, IWA's new research shows.

The findings are ...

IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2016

Date: 03/05/2016

The crowds turned out in force for IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2016.  Attracted by a packed schedule and excellent coverage in the Times as well as Time Out where the festival was highlighted as Pick of the Week, visitors were delighted by ...

BCN Clean Up clears 8 miles of Walsall Canal

Date: 21/04/2016

More than 70 volunteers spent two days removing an estimated 44 tonnes of rubbish from the Walsall Canal over the weekend of 16th and 17th April.  ...

Broads Public Consultation: Your Views Wanted

Date: 14/03/2016

IWA has been asked for its views  on two important plans being prepared by the Broads Authority.  These plans set out the strategic priorities and spatial planning policies for the management of the Broads as reported in

Middle Level Commissioners Consult on Navigation Powers

Date: 11/03/2016

IWA has received details of a consultation from the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC), the navigation authority for the Middle Level river system, which comprises 100 miles of navigable waterways in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough ...

Boston Barrier - Consultation Response

Date: 01/03/2016

IWA has responded with concern to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft Boston Barrier Environmental Statement. If the current proposals are included in the Boston Barrier Transport & Works Act Order and were  ...

HS2 Committee backs calls to protect historic canals

Date: 25/02/2016

IWA and Canal & River Trust have welcomed the Second Special Report by the HS2 Select Committee which includes improved protection for canals along the route of the new high speed rail line.

The report follows representations from ...

IWA's EA Transfer Campaign Receives Welcome Boost

Date: 22/02/2016

IWA welcomes the announcement by Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency that a joint working group will explore different options for the running of river navigations currently managed by the Environment Agency.

IWA has ...

New Boating Arrangements on the Liverpool Link

Date: 09/02/2016

IWA is delighted about the news that the boating arrangements for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal around Liverpool are going to be much more 'boater ...

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