Category Archives: Inland Waterways Association

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 »

Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal

By | February 22, 2018

Floating water plantain and other rare aquatic plants should soon be thriving again on a Montgomery Canal arm near Welshpool. Over the winter, volunteers and contractors have worked alongside ecologists to clear away unwanted vegetation and silt from the Guilsfield Arm, which runs for two and a quarter miles (3.6km) from Burgedin towards the village… Read More »

IWA urges further talks on EA transfer

By | February 2, 2018

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is extremely disappointed at the announcement from the Environment Agency that Defra has been unable to agree the Canal & River Trust’s recent proposal for taking over the navigations run by EA. At a meeting last week, the Defra Minister with responsibility for the Waterways, Dr Thérèse Coffey, informed IWA… Read More »

Forth and Clyde Canal Closure

By | February 2, 2018

The Inland Waterways Association, a national charity which campaigns about all navigable waterways, has told Scottish Canals that the current indefinite closure of the Forth & Clyde Canal is unacceptable. This follows the claim by Scottish Canals that it does not have the funds necessary to repair two lift bridges. IWA has written to Andrew… Read More »