Have you wondered why Oxfordshire Narrowboats are conspicuous by their absence at Bradford Wharf? Particularly with Easter only 9 weeks away.
The latest news on Bradford Wharf was that Oxfordshire Narrowboats are intending to run a fleet of 14 day boats immediately adjacent to the busiest lock on the Western K and A.
There is a major hold up in the signing of the lease, a source within British Waterways revealed yesterday, Oxfordshire Narrowboats are said to be unhappy about the repairing lease which could land them with a £250,000 repair bill to the lock wall, the main reason that sensible businesses looked askance at the deal offered by BW. They also are said to be unhappy with Mark Stephen’s insistence that the dry dock is used as a dry dock, even though concessions were made to allow the company to restrict access to DIY boat repairs and local surveyors.