Category Archives: Inland Waterways Association

Harry Arnold MBE

By | November 7, 2018

Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is saddened to report the death of Harry Arnold on 1st November, following a stroke nearly three weeks earlier. Harry was well known as a waterways journalist, author and photographer who had been instrumental in many waterway campaigns since the 1950s. Harry was awarded an MBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday… Read More »

IWA Awards reflect breadth of the charity’s work

By | October 3, 2018

Restoration, community engagement, waterways partnerships and the passion and dedication of volunteers were the keywords at IWA’s Annual Awards 2018. The ceremony which took place at IWA’s Annual Members’ Meeting in Stonehouse, near Stroud on 29th September was attended by over 160 people. IWA’s most prestigious award is the Cyril Styring Trophy which each year… Read More »

New Middleport community angling club launched with three family fishing days

By | April 2, 2018

The Canal & River Trust have joined forces with Middleport Matters Community Trust to launch a new community fishing club on the banks of the Trent & Mersey Canal in Staffordshire. The new club will mark its arrival with three free family fishing days: • Friday 6 April • Saturday 7 April • Wednesday 11… Read More »

All party group discusses waterway issues

By | March 23, 2018

Transfer of the EA navigations, future waterway funding and residential moorings were among the topics discussed at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, held at Westminster on Tuesday 13th March. John Grogan MP, Chair of the All Party Group, opened the meeting and welcomed the first speaker, Richard Parry, Chief… Read More »

IWA petitions on HS2 Phase 2A over noise levels

By | March 14, 2018

IWA (Inland Waterways Association) 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, triggering a petitioning period. IWA’s submission highlights the main outstanding issue… Read More »