EA acts on licence evasion
THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY continues to crack down on boat owners keeping craft on the Thames without valid registration, as two Reading boaters found out to the tune of £1,800.
As the river’s navigation authority, the Agency requires boats used or kept on the Thames to be registered – or face prosecution. In Reading Magistrates Court, Rowan Newey pleaded guilty of not registering two craft and was required to pay £1,349.96. While, Jeff Hunt, was found guilty in his absence, which cost him £471.95 in fine, compensation and prosecution costs.