Canal dwellers fear new cruise controls
The body running the canal network, British Waterways, is set to become a charity. But, asks Andrew Mourant, what impact will this have on boatowners living on the canals?
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A £110 million revamp which will bring more otters, salmon and other fish back to England’s rivers was announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today.
The money will be used to kick start restoration worth at least £600 million to improve the health of more than 880 lakes, streams and other water bodies, while boosting . . . → Read More: DEFRA announces £110 million revamp for England’s rivers
Following the recent judgement of the case between British Waterways (BW) v Davies, the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) issued a press release which commented on BW’s earlier press release.
In an attempt to get both sides of the story, the following report attempts to merge the points of view of BW and NBTA – . . . → Read More: More on BW v Davies (re: Continuous Cruising)
31 March 2011
British Waterways announced today (31/3/11) that it welcomed the Judgment made in Bristol County Court in which His Honour Deputy Judge O’Malley said he favoured BW’s interpretation of Section 17 of the British Waterways Act 1995 (relating to Continuous Cruising). In doing so, the Learned Judge found that the Defendant, Mr Davies . . . → Read More: British Waterways Board v Paul Davies – Judgement
More than half a tonne of fish is being removed from a section of the Kennet and Avon Canal as part of a "habitat enhancement project".
British Waterways want to improve the environment at the Caen Hill Flight of Locks near Devizes for scarce aquatic plants and invertebrates.
Large fish are being removed from the . . . → Read More: Fish to be relocated from Kennet and Avon canal
30 March 2011
British Waterways today (30 March 2011) welcomes the start of a three-month government consultation into the future of inland waterways in England and Wales. The consultation sets out the proposals for a new charitable trust to take over the management of the waterways, including how the organisation will be governed and how . . . → Read More: Public Consultation into the Future of Inland Waterways