Archive for February, 2010

BW proposals based on misuse of statistics

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

BW has misrepresented its own statistics in order to make a case for the proposals finalised in the Local Mooring Strategies consultation. These proposals were based on analysis of statistics about “continuous cruisers” presented in the pre-consultation document Updating BW’s Online Mooring Policy (April 2009).

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Dangling yer Dongle

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

A coverage survey would be a very useful thing to have.
So can we have people’s experiences please of 3G coverage along the Kennet and Avon?

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Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The national consultation has had about 200 responses and the local one only about 100, Damian Kemp of British Waterways revealed today.

That’s not  many people nationwide who really give a toss?


But I posted 36 responses from you lot. And I know of some who sent theirs in independently by post or email after the meetings.

So well over a third of the consultation on Local Moorings Strategy responses were from local boaters. And at least 20% of the response to the National Consultation on Mooring Strategy.

Well done you.

What happened….

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

…when the red boat hit the blue boat?

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Sally Ash confesses consultation is a sham

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Sally confesses all in the Wiltshire Times on the 29th January…

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It’s petition time

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Remember the petition? The one that goes “Help Stop British Waterways from denying boater’s legal mooring and destroying boating communities”.

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Truth will out

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The real picture about the ‘problems’ on the Western Kennet and Avon is beginning to emerge. Way back when we made a Freedom of Information Act request about the numbers and type of complaints in the Bathampton, Claverton and Dundas areas.

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Boaters are Travellers

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has given its opinion that ‘bargee travellers’ are covered by Section 225 of the Housing Act 2004 which defines who is a traveller.

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RBOA on Radio 4

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

An interview on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ about residential boating in London featuring RBOA chairman Rex Walden and our very own Sally Ash


British Waterways procedure…

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

and a couple of snippets of the ol’ goss.

Obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests, here’s the documents issued to patrol officers dictating the procedures and decision making process regarding the issue of CC1, CC2 and CC3 letters and removal of licence.

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