The Canal and River Trust is holding its first Annual Meeting in Birmingham on Thursday 27th September 2012 at 2pm – 4pm. All customers of the Canal and River Trust, boat licence holders and users of the waterways can attend. To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th September and give the details requested below.
Archive for September, 2012
In an email exchange with a boater, Sally Ash said recently that “I honestly don’t know what I’ve done to generate such CC militancy and become such a hate figure!!” The boater had sent a complaint headed “Continuous Hassle” to one of the local CRT offices about the treatment of continuous cruisers. He was surprised to find Ms Ash responding from Head Office.
CRT’s plans for the consultation on the K and A Local Mooring Strategy have changed again. A sub-group of the Local Waterway Partnership (formerly the Partnership Board) will review the mooring strategy and will decide what consultation is required. CRT claims this sub-group will be “independent”. At the final meeting of the Local Mooring Strategy Steering Group in October 2011 it was agreed that the Local Waterway Partnership would review the mooring strategy. BW then unilaterally disbanded the Local Mooring Strategy Steering Group before its work was complete. However, at that point BW still intended to carry out a full public consultation.
CRT/ BW is running a consultation on changes to the terms and conditions for houseboat mooring permits. It started at the end of May and the deadline is 30 September 2012. The consultation also seeks views on changes to the definition of “Houseboat”. There are at least two reasons to respond to this consultation.
This is being posted around the Internet, concerning two boats seized on the Grand Union at Uxbridge. We know nothing about the background but these may have been somebody’s home so make sure you protect yours. Get licenced, by hook or by crook, it’s your passport to tell CRT what to do rather than as here, the other way around.