The BBC reported on the new Foxhangers Marina on Wednesday. Investigative journalism at its best, the sort we expect from the Beeb?
Link to the BBC story
No chance. A simple parroting of Land and Water Estates’ press release. Completely missing any of the issues or important points about this marina or the situation on the canal.
There are only 2 residential moorings on the marina and these are for staff
There is no docking or engineering facilities
The Trust’s statement about ‘moored boats spoiling the view’ and ‘overcrowding’ simply reinforces stereotypes.
So what does the Kennet and Avon get for providing Mr Warren his huge profit for a hole in the ground? Another 250 leisure boats with no facilities to maintain or manage them. A loss of 25 online moorings in the Devizes area according to BW policy.
Come on BBC, you can do better than this.