Low Impact Life Onboard (LILO) is hosting a Spring Gathering of Boaters near Pewsey on the Kennet & Avon. All boaters are welcome . It’ll be an informal affair – a chance for boaters to share news and skills. There will be plenty of camping space available for those who decide not to bring their boats to the gathering. To book your place and find out the exact location and details about camping, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register at www.lilo.org.uk/gathering
Archive for February, 2012
On 28 November 2011, BW’s Damian Kemp informed members of the Local Mooring Strategy Steering Group by email that there would be no more meetings and that BW would complete the Mooring Strategy in-house. Yet this message has turned out to be entirely dishonest – BW had already planned in September 2011 that the October 2011 meeting was to be the last.
Waterways Minister Richard Benyon has issued a Red Tape Challenge asking the public which aspects of waterways legislation should be repealed. He wants people to respond before 23rd March 2012. You can respond on the web site
or you can send a private submission to the Red Tape Team at
BW recently released a draft summary of the Local Mooring Strategy proposals to the Steering Group and the representatives of unaffiliated boaters on the Group responded to these draft proposals this week. BW has asked for responses from Steering Group members prior to putting the finalised proposals out to consultation. Watch out for boaters’ meetings soon to make sure you have your say about it. BW’s summary of the proposals and the unaffiliated boaters’ response is below.
Voting for the Canal and River Trust Council starts tomorrow, 8th February. Liveaboard boater Frank Kelly, who helped to prevent BW from introducing its draconian and unlawful mooring strategy for the River Lea, is standing for election to one of the four private boater places on the Council.
Wiltshire Council is running a new project called ‘Boaters’ Voices’. It is part of ‘Wiltshire Voices’ which aims to raise awareness of the needs and rights of under-represented groups in Wiltshire. All liveaboard boaters are invited to be part of this project if you are in Wiltshire either temporarily or permanently. If you want to take part, please come to a meeting and hot supper on Monday 27thFebruary, 6.30-8.30pm at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes.