Respond to the DEFRA consultation on the New Waterways Charity

The DEFRA consultation on moving BW and eventually the EA navigations to charity status opened on 30 March. The deadline is 30 June. It is extremely important that liveaboard boaters, whatever their mooring status, respond to this – because there is virtually no acknowledgement of our existence in the entire consultation!! The impact assessment for the proposals makes no reference whatsoever to the existence and potential impacts of the proposals on boat dwellers. The consultation can be downloaded here

Or you can contact NWC Consultation Responses, Inland Waterways Team, Area 3B Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR or email

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