I kept reading thinking BW were about to introduce a cruise in boat wash or a lock keeper to see you through flights. Perhaps this £150 C/C `additional facilities charge` is for a new service in which the wife is chauffeured to Tesco and a BW representative pushes the shopping trolley(cart). Cart is not canal and river trust it`s the U.S. name for trolley.
But sadly all this posh term means is they do what the do anyway, provide moorings, water and rubbish facilities 19.6(a). Maybe they were considering closing the network during winter and having everyone tucked up in a marina mooring where they get a 9% cut.
In section 10.2 they talk of pensioners discounts but dismiss the idea as it might encourage fraud. Well that`s fair, everyone knows what a bunch of villains C/Cruising pensioners like myself are. We take substantially high interest payments on our savings from the poor banks without a care on the effect it has on
Fees to register a change of boat owner.
Roving mooring permit 9.17.
In section 10.2(c) they talk of volunteers earning points towards a discount on their next license. I wonder would they accept my Tesco club card points. Mmm must e mail BW before Jaq spends them.
Wide beams, section 8.4 come under attack with suggestions of a £50($75) flat fee increase or a % as the beam increases. 2.6m + 20%, 3.1m + 30% and so on. My view is a boat is a boat so why should they pay more to cruise. Of course marina fees will be more because of the space limits in a business environment. Marinas are built at great cost, the canals have been around some 200 years and paid back their investors a long time ago.
Anyway just a little bit of googling to satisfy my curiosity about the £150 thingy has given me a lot of entertainment. Have a look through it and see what you can find.
Personally I liked the idea of the Roving mooring permit, at least i found it amusing. They can`t make the Continuous Moorers(their words) move so how do they (BW) think they will get them to buy a permit.