News with tag 'Waterway News'

IWA Awards Grant of £15,000 to Chesterfield Canal Trust

Date: 19/12/2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant of £15,000 to Chesterfield Canal Trust, to help fund the restoration of narrowboat Python.

The grant has come from the Keith Ayling ...

Volunteers set to Restore Locks on Grantham Canal After Heritage Lottery Fund Investment

Date: 18/12/2014

Canal & River Trust has announced that a volunteer-led project to restore a series of historic canal locks on the Grantham Canal has received a £ ...

Tonnes and Tonnes of Rubbish

Date: 17/12/2014

An Autumn of IWA Canal Clean-ups has taken place with eleven days of events organised by IWA branches around the country between 21st September and 23rd November.

During the two month period 20 miles of towpath were cleared of ...

IWA Northampton Branch Wins Volunteer Recognition Award

Date: 15/12/2014

On Saturday 13th December, IWA Northampton Branch was presented with the Volunteer Organisation Recognition Award 2014 by Canal & River Trust (CRT ...

CRT Announces Proposals for Further Stoppages on the Rochdale Canal

Date: 20/11/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) has announced that it plans to instigate additional stoppages on the Rochdale Canal and has asked canal users to submit ...

Get Your Boots On and Help Raise Funds for WRG

Date: 03/11/2014

On Sunday 22nd February 2015, walkers will be given the opportunity to take to the towpaths of the

Sir David Higgins HS2 Report ‘Rebalancing Britain’

Date: 03/11/2014

Following the release of Sir David Higgin's latest report on HS2, Rebalancing Britain, on 27th October, Gren Messham, Chairman of IWA's Navigation Committee, has prepared a summary of its contents.

On 27th October Sir David ...

Elvington Lock Campaign Update

Date: 09/10/2014

The current closure of Elvington Lock on Yorkshire's River Derwent was the main topic discussed at a meeting between representatives of the Environment Agency (EA) and IWA held on Monday 6th October.

Elvington Lock, also known as ...

Canal & River Trust Consultation on Mooring Sales

Date: 07/10/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) is inviting people to take part in a consultation about how it sells its long-term moorings.

The consultation will focus on the way the CRT prices, allocates and sells its long-term moorings. Proposed ...

HS2 Ltd Publishes List of Additional Provisions

Date: 06/10/2014

HS2 Ltd has published on behalf of the Promoter a list of additional provisions to those already in the Hybrid Bill. ...

HS2 Select Committee visits Lichfield and Trent & Mersey Canals

Date: 19/09/2014

IWA and Canal & River Trust (CRT) met with members of the House of Commons HS2 Select Committee this week as they visited the Lichfield and Trent & Mersey canals to see for themselves the changes sought to mitigate the impact of HS2 at these ...

Successful Summer of Canal Camps for WRG

Date: 15/09/2014

September saw the end of a very productive Canal Camp summer season with over 2500 volunteer days spent restoring the canals of England and Wales. Based on an average of six hours of volunteering per day that is a staggering 15,000 hours of ...

Government Announces Consultation on Inland Waterway Grant Scheme

Date: 11/09/2014

The Government published a consultation document at the beginning of September seeking views of how it will award grants to organisations who are involved in rescue activities on inland waterways.

As first announced in the ...

CRT Launches Water Resources Consultation

Date: 10/09/2014

On 9th September, Canal & River Trust (CRT) launched a consultation about how it plans to manage essential water resources over the next 35 years.
 
CRT announced that its hydrology experts are working on a strategy to ensure ...

CRT to Continue Winter Mooring Permit Trial

Date: 02/09/2014

Canal & River Trust (CRT) has announced that following a positive response to last year’s trial changes to the winter moorings system it has decided to offer a continuation of that pilot, with a few additional features.

The ...

Over 150 Volunteers Take Part in IWA’s 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign

Date: 07/08/2014

The Inland Waterways Association’s (IWA) 2014 Himalayan Balsam Campaign has been a great success with over 150 volunteers joining work parties across the country.

Over the 2014

European Commission Takes UK to Court Over Red Diesel

Date: 01/08/2014

IWA continues to be concerned at the implications for boat owners and boatyard operators following the decision by the European Commission to take the UK Government to court over current UK laws which allow leisure boaters to purchase off-road ...

Campaign to Save Navigation in Yorkshire

Date: 29/07/2014

IWA is campaigning to save a section of the waterways system from becoming unnavigable.  

Elvington Lock (also known as Sutton Lock) on the River Derwent in Yorkshire, is currently closed to navigation, following a temporary ...

Sir Tony Robinson Supports Canal Restoration Campaign

Date: 10/07/2014

Sir Tony Robinson is backing a canal restoration campaign to encourage more people to engage with derelict canals across the country.

IWA is working alongside Canal & River Trust (CRT) in this campaign and both organisations want ...

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