Boaters given a chance to air their grievances to BW staff at meetings

Motorboaters upset over plans by British Waterways to hike licence fees by 9% a year for the next three years are being given a chance to air their grievances.

At a series of ‘consultation meetings’ around the country, boaters can either “attend and make sure that their voice is heard; or passively accept British Waterways’ proposals, without dispute or discussion,” the Inland Waterways Association said.

The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations:

4 December – Watford
13 December – Leeds
14 December – Gloucester
16 December – Warwick
10 January – Northwich

British Waterways asks that you book ahead if you want to attend any one of the meetings, more details about which can be found here.

Meanwhile, BW’s consultation document on the licence fee increases can be found here.