The Middle Level Commissioners, the land drainage authority for over 120 miles of The Fens waterways, have been working to change the laws under which they operate, effectively to ensure that in future all boaters will have to pay a licence fee, have a BSS certificate and are insured. The original bye laws date back to 1875.

When debated by the House of Lords, NABO publically supported the Bill in principle but felt strongly that there should be the provision for an agreed minimum level of facilities and visitor moorings.

NABO was most pleased that this commitment has been accepted in full, see this letter of undertaking.

The draft of new bye laws supplied to us in October 18 is here.

The Middle Level web pages are here