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Anti-social behaviour | Licensing | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Thames Targets Unregistered Boats & Speeding

The Environment Agency has stepped up its action against unregistered boats on the non-tidal Thames.

Waterways officers have checked 1,000 boats in the last week alone and aim to check every boat on ther river by the end of the year.

Owners of boats not displaying valid registration plates face possible prosecution,

The EA is . . . → Read More: Thames Targets Unregistered Boats & Speeding

Activities | Anti-social behaviour | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

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

Angling | Anti-social behaviour | Waterway News

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

Anti-social behaviour | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Staffordshire Police set up local Canal Watch

Staffordhire Police have started a brilliant new initiative on Facebook, a canal watch. Visit and contribute by surfing to http://www.facebook.com/StaffordshireCanalWatch. Perhaps by supporting this service we can encourage other police forces to take boat crime more seriously.

I have suggested to the organisers of Staffordshire Canal Watch that they also start a Twitter page and . . . → Read More: Staffordshire Police set up Canal Watch

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

The Big Society cruises up local canals

In an article “The Big Society Cruises up Yorkshire’s Canals’, Len Tingle, Political Editor in Yorkshire suggests that it might come as a surprise to some that one of the first chunks of “big government” being taken over by the Big Society will be our 200 year old canal network.

As most waterways supporters know, . . . → Read More: The Big Society cruises up canals

Anti-social behaviour | Waterway Communities

Driver faces £16,000 bill over car on frozen canal stunt

19 November 2010

GARETH EDWARDS and VIC RODRICK of the Scotsman report:

A “MAD” driver who crashed his car through ice after driving along a frozen canal has been slammed for putting the lives of firefighters at risk and could now face a huge bill.

Police described the incident as “utter madness” at the time, . . . → Read More: Driver faces £16,000 bill over car on frozen canal stunt

Anti-social behaviour | Waterway Communities

Thieves take balustrade stones from River Lune viaduct

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The damaged River Lune viaduct.

British Waterways are urging people to look out for distinctive balustrades stolen from an 18th Century landmark in Lancashire.

Eight balustrade stones were stolen and 12 others removed from the historic Lune viaduct at Caton Road in Lancaster.

The thieves took the ornamental stones from the bridge . . . → Read More: Thieves steal balustrade stones from River Lune viaduct