A contribution from a local reader:

I don't know if you are aware of the furore created by DEFRA cuts and how they impact on the inland waterways. Attached are two links which you might find interesting. The first is a summary of a report of the findings of an independent inquiry into the running of DEFRA.   The summary is by the Save Our Waterways group.

The second is a complete copy of the report itself.   It shows a catalogue of financial mismanagement which is really quite entertaining!

 

www.qbuster.net/sow/efra.html
 
http://tinyurl.com/369mdj
 
Best Regards
 
Peter

 

To go direct to the summary document:    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmenvfru/132/13203.htm