Two Waterways Chaplains are on the K&A until April. Andy and Sue Smith arrived on the K&A last summer in their narrowboat Spring Water. They regularly walk the towpath to find out if any vulnerable people need help, support or advice.
Archive for January, 2014
In November 2013 Richard Parry, CRT Chief Executive, announced a series of open meetings with boaters (and other waterway users) across the country, starting in early 2014. He stated that the aim of the meeting was for him to meet boaters and hear their views on any local or national issues, and open up channels of communication for any future consultations. The first three meetings have just been announced in Birmingham, Nottingham and Oxford, as follows:
All enforcement cases involving boaters who are ill will be personally scrutinised by CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry. This was announced following an online petition that nearly 4,500 people have signed. The petition calls on CRT to stop evicting boat dwellers who are disabled, elderly or vulnerable. You can read the petition and sign it here
Bath and NE Somerset Council (BaNES) has changed its requirements for the evidence needed to obtain the Diamond Travelcard that entitles pensioners and people with disabilities to travel free. A mooring licence for a site in BaNES; evidence of entitlement to vote in BaNES, or a letter to a PO Box or Poste Restante in BaNES addressed to the applicant from a government department or public body are now accepted as evidence of residence in the BaNES area.