Category Archives: Inland Waterways Association

Noise mitigation advice misrepresented by HS2

By | January 16, 2019

HS2 has distorted recommendations on Phase 2A made by the HS2 Select Committee regarding noise mitigation measures at Great Haywood and Fradley Wood on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and misrepresented a discussion with IWA (Inland Waterways Association). Proposals for the HS2 High Speed Railway have threatened numerous peaceful locations on our inland waterways with… Read More »

Local IWA Volunteer is guest of honour at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party

By | November 21, 2018

Northamptonshire volunteer from The Inland Waterways Association (IWA), Bernard Morton, was selected as a guest of honour at an exclusive tea party to celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday at Spencer House in central London last week. Bernard was nominated for his commitment to improving Northamptonshire’s waterways as Chairman of the Northampton Branch of IWA for… Read More »

Reunion Weekend sees over 1,000 hours of restoration work on Lichfield Canal

By | November 14, 2018

Coming Back For More! Reunion Weekend Sees Over 1,000 Hours of Restoration Work On 3rd/4th November, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group held its Annual Reunion Weekend – Bonfire Bash – on the Lichfield Canal. Over 70 WRG volunteers from across the country, joined by volunteers from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust, carried out several… Read More »

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 »