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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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Canal dwellers fear new cruise controls | Society | The Guardian

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?

via Canal dwellers fear new cruise controls | Society | The Guardian.

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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 'clarifies' its 'social cleansing' article

After publishing an article headlined with the rather emotive phrase ‘social cleansing’, the Guardian today issues a ‘clarification’.

On the surface this looks like responsible journalism but I still think it leaves the story one-sided. The Guardian should have pointed out that – right or wrong – there are rules about over-staying at a . . . → Read More: Guardian ‘clarifies’ its ‘social cleansing’ article

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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