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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

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BW v Moore - The Judgement

http://waterwaywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Permissiondecision9May2012.pdf

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Statement: Nick Brown v British Waterways Board

24 May 2012

British Waterways welcomes the Order of The Honourable Mr Justice Eder in the High Court of Justice dated 9 May 2012 in refusing permission for a Judicial Review of BW’s guidance for boaters without a home mooring.

As well as noting that the application from Nick Brown of the National Bargee Travellers . . . → Read More: Statement: Nick Brown v British Waterways Board

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British Waterways Reduces Licence Evasion

Issue date: 24th April 2012

Licence evasion across British Waterways’ canals and rivers in England and Wales, according to the latest licence check for 2012 is at a record low with 96.6% of boats holding up-to-date licenses.

The latest national boat check conducted in March 2012 showed that every region has improved its evasion rate . . . → Read More: British Waterways Reduces Licence Evasion

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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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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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BW Consults on changes to Boat Business Licences

6 December 2010

In response to feedback from the boating trade, British Waterways (BW) is currently consulting on a number of changes to the way business boats are licensed. In future, it is proposed that all business boats use a standard pleasure boat licence (instead of a Business Licence) and that the additional costs and . . . → Read More: BW Consults on changes to Boat Business Licences