The entire length of the Kennet and Avon Canal will be classified as a cruiseway from 18 April 2011. Parts of the waterway already had cruiseway status but now the remaining sections have been upgraded from remainder status.
Archive for March, 2011
If you haven’t had a census form you can write to Glen Watson, Census Director, 2011 Census, Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, NEWPORT, Gwent NP10 8XG and ask for one to be delivered to an address of your choice or to a place such as a library for you to collect. The number of people living on boats has never been properly counted so filling it in would help. You can also ring the Census helpline on 0300 0201 101.
Last week, a boater complained that the census office said that forms could not be sent to “mailboxes” or non-residential addresses, and as a result the page below appeared on the census web site
The next Kennet and Avon User Group meeting will take place on Monday 4th April 2011, 7pm-9pm at the Kennet & Avon Trust Offices, The Wharf, Devizes. Boaters have attended the past few User Group Meetings and made it clear to BW what they think of their attempts at unlawful enforcement of the Mooring Guidance for Continuous Cruisers, the Local Mooring Strategy, and other issues. Lifts may be available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions you want to ask, or if you want to tell BW what you think, come to the User Group meeting. To put something on the agenda, contact British Waterways, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 1QR or email@example.com clearly marked “Agenda”.
The sixth meeting of the Kennet and Avon Local Mooring Strategy Steering Group took place on 25 February. Damian Kemp confirmed that BW would be taking ongoing advice about carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment from the Equality Officers of Wiltshire and B&NES, Sharon Brookes and Samantha Jones. Plans were made at this meeting for the group to walk the towpath to consider possible mooring changes. The group established the definitions of some of the terms used by BW which had not been clarified, as follows:
On March 1st and 2nd, BW were faced with packed halls of angry boaters as they held public meetings to ‘discuss’ the proposals for the Lea and Stort Navigation. It was clear that BW thought they could impose these draconian mooring restrictions without much opposition and did not expect an attendance of 300 intelligent, motivated and furious people.