What do you think of the proposed changes in the management of waterways in England and Wales?

The government has announced that it will begin transfer of state-owned waterways in England and Wales into a new waterway charity next year, with British Waterways’ (BW) canals and rivers moving in 2012 and the Environment Agency’s (EA) navigations moving in 2015.

We want to know what Motor Boats Monthly readers think of the proposed changes. What are your hopes and fears for the future of Britain’s waterways? How do you think the integration should work? What worries you most about the changes?

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