Sunday, 20 March 2011

River Lee and Olympics

Just a quick hello to highlight the London Boaters' website:

A particulalrly useful section here is the Documents section, which shows in some detail the way BW go about arguing these things.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Secret war a secret no longer

I claimed last year that I thought BW was continuing its long standing tacit policy to price out residential boaters through a process of exclusion and gentrification. In a remarakable statement reported in the Guardian, BW's Head of Boating Sally Ash confirms this in the starkest terms:

"... we have to control the number of boats, which have increased by 40% over the last four years on the Lea. The only way we can do this is through price, and some people will have to suffer."