Trust carries out independent consultation

The Canal & River Trust is to carry out independent consultation regarding boat licenses on its waterways.

The consultation will be run by Involve and will ask boaters their opinions on the fairest and simplest way to split the important financial contribution made by the different types of boats and boaters towards the upkeep of the waterways.

“The current licensing system has been in place for more than 20 years. Boating has changed a lot in the meantime and the Trust wants to ensure the licensing structure is fit for purpose,” explained Ian Rogers, Trust customer service and operations director. “Feedback from boaters suggests that many feel the current licensing is overly complex and can be perceived as unfair and this consultation seeks to discuss these areas of concern.”

He added:  “It’s more important than ever that we plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of our waterways so that boaters can continue enjoying them both now and in the future.”    

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