Yesterday (27th September) IWA and the Canal & River Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Trust’s first Public Meeting, which was held at the canal-side Bond Warehouse in Birmingham.
The agreement is designed to recognise the mutual interests of the two charitable organisations and establish areas of co-operation as well as outlining . . . → Read More: CRT AND IWA SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT
The Canal & River Trust have launched an appeal to raise funds to help repair the breach on the Trent & Mersey canal caused by the extraordinary recent weather.
The 240-year-old Trent & Mersey Canal is a bustling artery of our canal network and key part of the Cheshire Ring providing jobs in the local . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal
22 September 2012 Last updated at 01:46
Firm prosecuted over canal death
A firm has been fined £50,000 over health and safety breaches following the death of a man at a dry dock.
Richard Ferris, 61, died following a fall at The Boatyard in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on 26 May 2010.
He had been working . . . → Read More: Salford firm fined £50,000 over dry dock death
Oxford City Council has joined forces with the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust (CRT) to tackle illegally moored boats on the Thames and the Oxford Canal.
The move has resulted in the formation of a new boaters’ group amid fears that a strict clampdown will force boats out of the city. Boaters . . . → Read More: Oxford Illegal Mooring Clampdown – Boaters Form New Group
The Residential Boat Owners Association has produced a paper on continuous cruising, covering the current debate on overstaying.
The paper also discusses a wider view of the issues including various mooring options and also substantiates the position of those who undertake continuous cruising legally and responsibly.
. . . → Read More: RBOA Produces a Paper on Continuous Cruising
In anticipation of the formation of Canal & River Trust; IWAs trustees and branches spent time reconsidering IWA’s role and what we ‘stand for’.
A draft was prepared and circulated to all branches for detailed consideration and responses were used to formulate a detailed document that was issued to all members as part of IWAs . . . → Read More: IWA Re-states its Vision and Role