News with tag 'Waterway News'

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 ...

IWA Petition to Reduce Impact of HS2 on Waterways

Date: 05/02/2016

At the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill  Select Committee hearing in Parliament yesterday, IWA and Canal & River Trust (CRT) gave evidence on the potential impact of the high speed rail link on the country’s historic ...

An update on the HS2 Campaign

Date: 08/01/2016

HS2 Ltd have issued a further tranche of small changes to the bill for Phase 1 (‘Additional Provisions’ 4 & 5), with again limited relevance to inland waterways.

On Monday 30 November a Command Paper was produced in the ...

Storms cause closure of navigations and towpaths

Date: 31/12/2015

The advice to boaters is to remain moored up for the next few days on waterways affected by recent flooding until waters subside and the damage caused can be assessed and remedied.

CRT say there is considerable damage along much of ...

Bradley Locks Feasibility Study Launched

Date: 18/11/2015

A feasibility study to consider the restoration of what will be known as the Bradley Canal was launched at a meeting of CRT’s West Midlands Partnership held on Wednesday 11th November.  

The feasibility study, which was ...

Chelmer & Blackwater Anniversary

Date: 13/11/2015

Ten years of focus and investment can make an amazing difference to a waterway.  In the decade since the specially created IWA subsidiary Essex Waterways Ltd took over the running of the Chelmer & Blackwater, the once run down navigation ...

High Speed 2 Phase 1- More Amendments and IWA Response to AP2

Date: 03/11/2015

Further amendments have been made to HS2 Phase 1, as the Government has announced recently the ‘Additional Provisions 4 (AP4)’ which relate mainly to minor consequential changes along the route.

IWA has studied the changes ...

Waterways All Party Parliamentary Group Chairman Announced

Date: 01/10/2015

The Inland Waterways Association welcomes the appointment of Richard Benyon MP as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Waterways.  Mr Benyon was elected by MPs and Lords at the inaugural meeting of the Group for ...

The sun shone on IWA’s first Waterways Triathlon

Date: 22/09/2015

On Sunday 20th September, the beautiful Chelmer & Blackwater navigation in Essex played host to IWA’s first ever ...

IWA Draft Response to HS2 Consultation and Petition Submission

Date: 18/08/2015

Despite the tight timescale Government allowed, IWA members have read through the very large quantity of information provided in the  Supplementary Environmental Statement on Additional Provision 2 and commented on issues of waterway ...

CRT to Install Fence at Marple Aqueduct

Date: 15/07/2015

CRT has announced that it intends to install a fence along the offside of Marple Aqueduct following its consultation on the issue but contrary to IWA’s suggestions.

The majority of responses to the consultation, including IWA ...

Droitwich Canals Sponsored Walk

Date: 15/07/2015

On Saturday 19th September, IWA's WRG is organising a sponsored walk along the Droitwich Canals and Ring to help raise funds for its Van ...

Cross-Party Waterways Support at House of Commons Reception

Date: 09/07/2015

Over 50 people including MPs, members of the House of Lords and waterway representatives were joined at the Houses of Parliament by the new Waterway Minister, Rory Stewart MP, on Tuesday 7th July at a reception organised by The Inland ...

CRT Announces Plans for Winter Moorings in 2015/16

Date: 09/07/2015

CRT has announced its winter mooring plans for 2015/16. The Trust has said it hopes to offer winter moorings at a selection of visitor moorings and towpath sites across the country that are intended to support the continuous cruising lifestyle ...

Boston Barrier Will Not Increase Flood Risk Downstream

Date: 01/07/2015

EA has completed modelling that has confirmed that river levels, and therefore flood risk, downstream of the proposed Boston Barrier will not change once the Barrier is built and subsequently operated.

There was concern that the ...

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