The British Waterway's (BW) enforcement team is arranging to seize seven unlicensed boats

The new year celebrations may still be fresh in most of our minds but the British Waterway’s (BW) enforcement team in the South East is clearly not in a joyous mood. It is arranging to seize seven unlicensed boats over the next few weeks.

Last year BW came down hard on licence evaders, issuing over 4,300 formal notices to unlicensed boaters. The action led to the recovery of almost £¾ million of overdue licence fee income.
The latest steps in the zero tolerance action began in early January when two unlicensed boats were craned out of the water from Nell Bridge on the Oxford Canal (pictured) and at Daventry on the Grand Union Canal.

Papers have been served under the British Waterways Act 1983 to remove the remaining five unlicensed boats from the Grand Union Canal over the next few weeks.