Demanding money with menaces

Thought demanding money with menaces was a criminal offence? Well, not if perpetrated by British Waterways apparently.

It is not so long since the recent reception of 200 threatening letters to boaters from British Waterways and now the winter mooring shop is open.

How much you ask?

£218 per month …why £218? £200? 210?.. anyway… £218 per month for a 58 foot boat so the total for 6 months of not being hassled by the Enforcement Team (we need a theme tune) £1300.

That is nearly twice as much as the cost of a licence – a licence which includes the right to moor anywhere for 14 days including the now ‘pay for’ Dundas and Darlington Wharf, now imaginatively called ‘Walcot’ by BW.

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