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British Waterways reduces licence evasion

WATER - continued.

According to the latest check for 2012, licence evasion across BW over the next few weeks, canals and rivers in England and Wales is at a record low, with plus efficiency improvements in backpumps here; 96.6% of boats holding up-to-date licences.

* We are also undertaking The check, conducted in March 2012, shows that every region has five gate relines in the improved its evasion rate by at least 1%; the rates for the Midlands and Calcutt/Napton area South are down by 2.4% and 2.3% respectively. In 2007, the evasion rate completion is due by 3 May. was over 10%, but since March 2010 it has been consistently below 5%. The next update will cover The next national boat check, due in March 2013, is likely to be the last to early June to early July. I take place over a two-week period. Instead, monthly data collecting and expect to send this during the week commencing 21 enforcement processes will be used to identify licence evaders. May. Where appropriate, any amendments will also Evasion Mar 11 Mar 12 Change appear on Waterscape then. North 5.2% 4.2% -1.0% Many thanks for all your Midlands 5.1% 2.7% -2.4% continued support during Wales & West 5.0% 3.6% -1.4% this challenging water South East 3.0% 1.9% -1.1% situation we are in. South (London and K&A) 7.2% 4.9% -2.3% Jeff Whyatt. TOTAL 4.9% 3.4% -1.5% IWA web site, April 2012. Editor’s comment: Page 15.

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Profile for The Inland Waterways Association

Towpath Telegraph May 2012  

The journal of the Milton Keynes Branch of the Inland Waterways Association

Towpath Telegraph May 2012  

The journal of the Milton Keynes Branch of the Inland Waterways Association