Archive for February, 2015

K&A boaters action group next meet 9th March, Seend

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday 9th March at 7.30pm in Seend. Please come and get involved in defending and promoting the boating community on the K&A and also to raise any concerns that you may have about CRT enforcement; the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan; maintenance and facilities on the cut; the behaviour of hire boaters, or any other matters of concern.

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Information release throws light on changes to enforcement process for boats without a home mooring

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

In a response to a Freedom of Information request CRT has released information about the changes to the enforcement process against boats without a home mooring which it has announced will be applied to all continuous cruisers from 1st May 2015.

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Visitor moorings to become 14 days in winter

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

CRT has released information about its new visitor mooring framework which confirms that most visitor moorings will revert to 14 days between 1st November and 31st March, unless there are strong reasons against this.

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New welfare service provides advice and support for liveaboard boaters

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The Bath based charity Julian House has recently gained funding to appoint two Gypsy, Traveller and Boater Community Outreach and Engagement Officers.

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CRT set minimum distance – without telling us what it is

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Yesterday CRT announced that from 1st May 2015 that it is extending its “new continuous cruiser” enforcement process to all boats licensed without a home mooring. It declared that it would refuse to renew the licences of the boats that have moved the least over their licence year unless they obtain a home mooring, and that boats that travel further but whose movement falls short of the movement required by Section 17 3 c ii of the British Waterways Act 1995 would only have their licences renewed for a short period and if their movement was still not considered adequate, they too would be forced to take a mooring or CRT would refuse to renew their licence. Yet CRT has not stated what it means by boats that move the least, and neither has it disclosed what distance it considers acceptable.

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Corrine counted eggs

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

We have been informed that Corrine Rotherham is not leaving her job as Enforcement Officer at present. Earlier we reported that she would leave at the end of January 2015.

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