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Breaking the Ice

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

British Waterways recently sent round a circular email advertising their winter moorings, with the advice that boaters, if unable to move due to the canal being frozen, would have to ask  their local patrol officer for permission to remain.

This prompted a FoI request regarding the numbers of craft with icebreaking capabilities in BW’s possession, and the  number of hours for which they were deployed in this capacity during the winter of 2010-2011

BW have now responded:

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Labour Party Manifesto

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Has anyone had a chance to read the Labour Party Manifesto ? I’m told that there’s a commitment to make BW a mutually owned cooperative or somesuch. Can we buy shares?

Letter to Martin Skinner

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Dear Martin,
As a customer who pays BW in excess of a thousand pounds a year, some of which, I dare say finds its way into your wage packet, I found the tone of your initial letter totally unacceptable. Very poor customer relations, in my opinion.

Best wishes,