Archive for November, 2012
The K&A Local Waterways Partnership Moorings Sub-Group has held two meetings so far, on 26th October and 19th November. It is due to carry out a final review of the proposed mooring plan before putting it out to consultation to the organisations and communities represented in the Sub-Group.
All boaters are invited to the Christmas carol service at Dundas basin on Saturday 1st December at 6pm. The service will be led by Rev Peter Atwill of Canal Ministries, who lives on Nb Gospel Belle. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served afterwards. There will also be a carol service at Devizes wharf on Saturday 8th December at 6pm.
You can now sign up to the K&A Boaters’ Code of Conduct online. Just go to
and click on “Sign me up”. You can add comments or your boat name if you want. You can also print out stickers in different sizes for your boat window that include a QR code for smart phones to read, so that other boaters and towpath users can find out about the Code of Conduct.
Nick Brown of the National Bargee Travellers Association had his application for a Judicial Review of the Guidance for Boaters without Home Moorings refused by Mrs Justice Cox on 16th November. Costs of £15,000 were awarded.
Nick Brown has announced his intention to appeal against the judgement.
The written judgment handed down by Mrs Justice Cox is available to view online at: www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/3133.html
Last Saturday a group of liveaboard boaters cleared rubbish from the towpath between Dundas and Bathampton, with the help of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust’s work boat crew. The photo shows the group unloading the rubbish from the ‘Vale of Pewsey’ at Bathampton at the end of the day. There are plans to do another towpath tidy at the end of January, probably between Widbrook and Hilperton. If you want to help, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text 07928 078208. If you want to join the ‘Vale of Pewsey’ volunteers in their task for this winter of cutting back vegetation on the offside between Limpley Stoke and Bath, contact co-ordinator Derrick Hunt email@example.com