Archive for June, 2013

Police set up Canal Watch for Wiltshire

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Following the spate of boat burglaries earler this year, Wiltshire Police has set up a Canal Watch scheme.

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Don’t shoot the Messenger!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Top-notch theatre on the waterway comes to the K&A in July and August 2012 as the wonderful Mikron Theatre Company bring two new shows to Bath, Woolhampton and Reading in their 77-year old narrowboat Tyseley.

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Sally Ash tells BaNES liveaboard boaters are forcing out leisure users

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that a meeting took place between CRT and BaNES on 2oth March this year in connection with the Council’s assessment of the inclusion of boat dwellers in its Gypsy, Traveller and Housing Strategy. Reportedly some of the BaNES representatives present were not impressed with CRT.

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Flotilla at Pulteney Weir on 20th to 21st June

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

National Historic Ships Photo Competition 2013

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Calling all photographers

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CRT advisory group supports K&A mooring strategy

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

We are now able to report that the CRT Navigation Advisory Group has given its wholehearted support to the Local Mooring Strategy that was finalised by the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership in April.

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Boaters’ Collective Meeting on Grand Union

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

From Grand Union Boaters discussing CRT plans for the Southern Grand Union including Roving Mooring Permits and the recent mooring restrictions. Meeting tonight if any boaters are in the area.

“We have organised our first collective boaters meeting for the 12th
June, where the above points are to be discussed. None of us are sure
what to expect, but a number of external people have also been invited
to give small talks on issues. It was suggested that I contact the
Kennet & Avon community to offer an invite to any members that may be
in the area at the time (the meeting will take place at Bletchley
(Fenny Stratford end), Milton Keynes. Boats from Tring to Milton
Keynes have been notified as best we could.

The venue details are:

Masonic Centre, rear of 263 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2BZ

Doors open from 6pm, meeting start 7pm; 12th June, 2013

Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival Boat Competition

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Sunday 14th July 11.00 – 5.00

Boats moored on canal between the Tithe Barn and Smelly Bridge (to sewage works)

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CRT delay consideration of local mooring strategy while setting up Roving Mooring Permits on GU

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Consideration by CRT’s Navigation Advisory Group of the Local Mooring Strategy that was finalised by the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership has been unnacountably delayed. The Mooring Strategy was to be considered by the Navigation Advisory Group (NAG) on 24th April. However, it appears that CRT cancelled this meeting with no explanation and it is not known when the Navigation Advisory group will meet next.

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K&A boaters action group next meeting 10th June

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The next meeting of the K&A boaters’ action group will be on Monday 10th June at 7.30pm in Bradford on Avon. Please contact or 07928 078208 if you want to come. Lifts may be available.

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