‘Give Bridge­wa­ter to CRT’ call


Canal Boat - - News -

IN THE LAT­EST de­vel­op­ment fol­low­ing the im­po­si­tion of a £40 charge for re­peat vis­its by Canal & River Trust li­cenced craft to the Bridge­wa­ter ear­lier this year, a pe­ti­tion is call­ing for the canal to be taken over by CRT.

The move fol­lows re­peated at­tempts by CRT to per­suade Peel Hold­ings (own­ers of the Bridge­wa­ter) to re­in­state ear­lier ar­range­ments whereby CRT craft vis­it­ing for up to seven days at a time (and like­wise Bridge­wa­ter li­cenced boats vis­it­ing lo­cal CRT canals) paid no charge, how­ever many vis­its they made.

Now, lo­cal boater Carol Ed­wards has launched an on­line pe­ti­tion crit­i­cis­ing the ap­point­ment of an “over zeal­ous” En­force­ment Of­fi­cer and call­ing upon the Gov­ern­ment to “com­pul­so­rily re­move own­er­ship from Peel Hold­ings”. To find the pe­ti­tion, see change.org and search on ‘Bridge­wa­ter Canal’.

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