Half the population of the UK lives within 5 miles of a canal or river.
10 million people visit the inland waterways of the UK each year.
Every year over £1.5 billion of income is generated by visitors to the UK inland waterways
(Figures taken from British Waterways Website)
My question is, and I think every one should be asking the same question:- why is the grant from Central Government so small?
1.5 billion pounds of income and the bastards stuff the waterways for 7 million.
Pound for pound the waterways is a damned good investment.