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About the branch

We help to protect and restore waterways in the Lichfield area through work parties, fundraising, events, campaigning and responding to over 200 planning matters each year. We provide a forum for anyone with an interest in waterways to meet like-minded people. Join us on a guided walk, a work party or come along to one of our monthly talks. 

Branch Committee

Chairman and Acting SecretaryPete
PlanningPhil – Tel: 01889 583330
Newsletter and website editorPete
Volunteer coordinator and MembershipNeil
Navigation OfficerDerek
Minutes SecretaryAdrian
Region ChairmanHelen Whitehouse –

Local Events

Latest news

Lichfield Lines Newsletter

Lichfield Lines is the newsletter of IWA Lichfield Branch, published four times a year. The newsletter keeps members informed about our forthcoming activities, recent meetings and events, including articles of general interest to our members.

Waterways in Progress Grant: Ashby Canal

£10,000 was awarded the Ashby Canal Trail Project as part of IWA’s Waterways in Progress Grants in 2019.

Waterways affected by HS2

We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.

HS2: Coventry Canal

Both the public country park and the private moorings at the old colliery basin at Polesworth on the Coventry Canal will be severely damaged by HS2.

HS2: Leigh Branch of Leeds & Liverpool Canal

The junction of HS2 with the West Coast Main Line at Abram requires a high embankment that will be visible from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal’s Leigh Branch across the Hey Brook valley.

HS2: Manchester Ship Canal

It is expected that the HS2 viaduct crossing will maintain the headroom and width required by the maximum size of ships that can use the canal – making the structure very high and prominent.

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