West London Branch

Come along to a Branch Meeting or Event

The IWA West London Branch covers the West of London and holds it’s Social Evenings on the second Tuesday in each month, with the exception of July and August.

Branch Meetings are held at the Hillingdon Canal Club, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2QX which is immediately adjacent to the Uxbridge Boat Centre on the Grand Union Canal.

The meetings commence at 7.30 pm (doors and bar open).  We have invited speakers to give a talk and/or visual presentation on various topics, most of which have a waterways connection. These talks are typically on subjects such as nature conservation, wildlife and restoration work being done by various canal societies.

You are very welcome indeed and we look forward to seeing you at our Social Evenings. You do not have to be an IWA member to attend and indeed we welcome non-members. Do come along!

We are also involved in a number of waterway events. These offer an excellent opportunity to visit waterways in various locations and join in the fun.

Dates for Meetings and Events

10th March - Social Evening
Illustrated talk - A virtual navigation of the southern Grand Union in 2025 and Canal Quiz. 
31st March - West London Branch AGM
Presentation on the Hanwell Flight and the new West London Branch volunteer partnership to improve and restore the historic side ponds.

For further information on our Social Meetings, please contact our Social Meetings Secretary, contact details below.

Can You Help?

Each year the Branch represents The Inland Waterways Association at various waterway events. These take place between May and September and typically include:

  • Canal Cavalcade, Little Venice, May Bank Holiday weekend
  • Ware Boat Festival, July
  • Hayes Canal Festival, September
  • Slough Canal Festival, September
  • Open House: Hanwell Flight, September

If you are interested in supporting our efforts at any of these events please contact any member of the Committee (please see below).

Join us!

We are currently expanding our activities and would like to strengthen the Branch Committee.   The roles we have in mind are as follows:

  • Publicity Officer
  • Website and Social Media Administrator
  • Navigation and Environment Officer
  • Volunteer Organiser

If you feel you could help with any of these roles we would be delighted to hear from you – please contact the Chairman (details below). We are always interested to hear of any members with particular skills or interests who could assist the Branch.


Our Newsletter contains further information on the activities of the Branch. This can be read online.

If you have any comments on the Newsletter or wish to contribute, please contact our Newsletter Editor (details below)

Further Information

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact one of the following Committee members:

Roger Still        
07557 095108

Secretary & Sales Officer    
Robin Bishop       
07899 816998

Keith Clayton        
07504 087667

Newsletter Editor       
Ray Gill        
07785 255886

Social Meetings Sec.    
Roger Hazelgrove    
07777 605613

For general enquiries, please write to: middlesex@waterways.org.uk

Local Waterways

Grand Union Canal