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More on BW v Davies (re: Continuous Cruising)

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)

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British Waterways Board v Paul Davies - Judgement

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

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Guardian accuses BW of 'socially cleansing' boaters from Olympics area

Using an unfortunately emotive headline, The Guardian has accused BW of ‘socially cleansing’ live-aboard boaters from moorings near to the Olympics site. Unfortunately they haven’t provided a section to allow readers to comment.

In response, BW have issued a statement which says that ‘the consultation for the River Lee Navigation is in response to a . . . → Read More: Guardian accuses BW of socially cleansing Olympics area

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Making the cut on Britain's canals

Tuesday 19 October 2010 16.30 BST From Martin Wainwright in the Guardian:

British Waterways set on course its own abolition before last week’s quango cull, writes Martin Wainwright

If there was one chirrup from the government’s bonfire of the quangos last week, it will have come from British Waterways, which has been pressing for its . . . → Read More: Making the cut on Britain’s canals

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Letting the mushrooms see the light?

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Interesting post from Simon Robbins’ blog Liveaboards: Letting the mushrooms see the light?.

Simon writes: “It may surprise my regulars but I’m going to say something (almost) positive about British Waterways today.

Along held grumble at local user group meetings has been how on too many occasions local staff leading those . . . → Read More: Letting the mushrooms see the light?