Once again it seems that government investment in our valuable rivers and canals is about to be reduced. Those of us who use the 'navigation' will be expected to pay even more. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have apparently mismanaged our hard earned taxes which will cause a severe loss of subsidy to the Environment Agency and British Waterways.
Please do write to your MP to complain after you have confirmed this situation yourself.
BW and EA will be suffering yet more redundancies so be sympathetic to their workers as it was not their fault.