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Staffordshire canal users asked to help keep crime down

Police in Staffordshire have unveiled Canal Watch, a new campaign to help keep the waterways safe.

Those who sign up to Canal Watch will be able to report suspicious activity and find out about any incidents on the waterways in their area.

They will have access to the Owl Online Watch Link system currently used . . . → Read More: Staffordshire canal users asked to help keep crime down

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Boaters launch campaign against inspectors

Thursday 15th March 2012 from Oxford News By Andrew Ffrench

A CAMPAIGN group is using the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the details of a crackdown on illegally moored boats in Oxford.

Earlier this month it emerged Oxford City Council is paying £44,000 over two years towards work by the Unlawfully Moored Boats Enforcement . . . → Read More: Boaters launch campaign against inspectors

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Statement: Nigel Moore v British Waterways

7 March 2012

British Waterways welcomes the Judgment of The Honourable Mr Justice Hildyard in the High Court of Justice on 16 February 2012 in which he declared that the vessel ‘Gilgie’, owned by Nigel Moore, was unlawfully moored.

Mr Justice Hildyard conducted what was, in the eyes of one legal commentator, a “massively detailed . . . → Read More: Statement: Nigel Moore v British Waterways

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Angler prosecuted for trying to pervert the course of justice

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 from This is Bath.

Angler Shaun Brindle thought he’d found the perfect ruse after he was seen fishing on the River Avon during the closed season without a licence and using an illegal bait – he’d pretend to be someone else!

But Brindle, 28, had under-estimated the persistence and professionalism of . . . → Read More: Angler prosecuted for trying to pervert the course of justice

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Oxford Clampdown on Illegal Mooring - Boaters Form New Group

Oxford City Council has joined forces with the Environment Agency and British Waterways to tackle illegally moored boats on the Thames and the Oxford canal.

The move has prompted the formation of a new boaters’ group amid fears that a strict clampdown will force boats out of the city.

Boaters met at the town . . . → Read More: Oxford Clampdown on Illegal Mooring – Boaters Form New Group

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