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23 June 2016

Notice June 2016 – Announcement for amendments to the BCCL/C&RT reciprocal agreement.

Please note we are now operating a no return within 28 day restriction under the reciprocal agreement with CRT. We have been working on these changes for a year and BCCL have now decided to bring them into play this summer to reinforce our enforcement work and to protect the Canal from abuse. To help prevent further exploitation we have introduced a no return policy to the reciprocal agreement which now reads as;

‘C&RT licensed crafts are permitted upto 7 consecutive days free navigation on the Bridgewater Canal. No return within any 28 day period’.

For clarification after 7-days from first arriving on the Bridgewater Canal a permit will be required to remain on the Bridgewater Canal. Any return within 28 days from the date of leaving whether leaving after 3 days or 5 days or up to 7 days you will require an additional permit.

We are in discussions with C&RT and have agreed with C&RT that for 2016 any boaters who are registered to attend the Liverpool Festival or another bona fide canal festival will be permitted return navigation on the Bridgewater Canal at no cost subject to their registration details being provided to BCCL by C&RT or IWA.

It is possible that a return ticket for a reduced fee may be introduced.  Any return ticket information will be placed on the Bridgewater Canal website when it is available.

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