Archive for August, 2014
A boater left his berth at Caen Hill marina and spent three days moored on the towpath. Then his engine broke down. He took his boat into the Foxhangers hire boat base for repairs, and it was moored there for a further three days while the repairs are being done. He then received an email from CRT saying that he has been moored in one “neighbourhood” for longer than 14 days and he should move.
A number of boaters have received letters from CRT alleging that they have overstayed on Visitor Moorings and either demanding £25 per day “extended stay charge” or stating that CRT could have imposed a charge of £25 per day but it was waived it in this instance as the Local Plan has not been in place for very long. We recommend that anyone who receives one of these letters makes a formal complaint.
In direct contradiction of an undertaking given to the boating organisations, CRT has published a map of places in an attempt to define the word ‘place’ as used in Section 17 3 c ii of the 1995 British Waterways Act, deliberately left ambiguous by Parliament.
Innovative folk performers Dead Rat Orchestra are bringing their 2014 show “The Cut” about the songs, sounds and heritage of the canals to the K&A from 10th to 16th August. The Orchestra will visit Crofton, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon, Avoncliff, Bath and finally Bristol Harbour where the group’s 273-mile tour of the waterways ends at the Arnolfini Gallery.