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24th June 2021

The Middle Level Commissioners Byelaws To Be Enacted

The long awaited and long overdue MLC Byelaws have now been signed and will shortly start to be enforced and so we hope that all of our eligible members and indeed other boat owners who MLWC helped to negotiate 25% discounts for the seasons 21/22 and also 22/23 have taken up on the offer.


Below is the statement issued by Lorna McShane, Solicitor and Assistant Clerk to the Middle Level Commissioners;


The Byelaws have passed through all the hurdles at Defra, and have now been signed by the Minister. In accordance with the confirmation procedure, the Byelaws will come into force one month after confirmation on 28th May 2021


We can now commence our active campaign to get all boats licensed on the system.


To date we have around 120 boats who have applied for a vessel licence. This is 50% up from last year but obviously way off where we are expecting to be.
The Enforcement procedure will start with a letter to be attached to each boat which is unregistered advising what steps they need to take with MLC to get the boat registered.


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