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My property borders a watercourse. Who is responsible for maintaining the watercourse? |
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Who can I contact about a problem to do with the canal or canal towpath?|
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Who has responsibility for the upkeep of the Oxford Canal/The River Cherwell? |

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My property borders a watercourse. Who is responsible for maintaining the watercourse?
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Under common land drainage law, you are responsible for maintaining the watercourse up to half way across it. Your neighbour on the other side of the watercourse has a similar responsibility.

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Who can I contact about a problem to do with the canal or canal towpath?
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Please contact British Waterways on 01908 302500

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Who has responsibility for the upkeep of the Oxford Canal/The River Cherwell?
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Contact British Waterways on 01908 302500
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