Posts Tagged ‘congestion’

Enough is Enough

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

The corruption of British Waterways is now endemic and pervades every thing that they do.

Strong words?

Well take a close look at this…

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My Reply to Robin Evans Regarding the expansion of hire-boating on Kennet & Avon (West)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Dear Robin,

thank you so much for your illuminating reply.

I think that the fact that BW have presided over a more than 100% increase in hire-boating between Devizes and Bath in 6 years goes a long way to explaining congestion at locks, and other perceived problems on our otherwise tranquil and beautiful canal.

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Reply from BW Chief Robin Evans providing details of Hire Boat expansion on Kennet & Avon (West)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Apologies for the delay in replying to your previous e-mail.

The 40% statistic is a national one. The K&A has gone against this trend and you are correct that there has been a significant increase here – a doubling in fact in the number of hireboats based between the bottom of Devizes locks and Bristol from 36 in 2003 to 78 this year.

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