As part of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan, a review of visitor moorings between Bath and Devizes was carried out in February and March 2015. The review recommended a number of changes to the location and length of visitor moorings.
Archive for May, 2015
Because B&NES council are the land owners for the banks of the river running from Bath flight bottom lock up to Pulteney, they have the legal right to control who moors on the banks. You do not need a licence to keep a boat on this quarter mile of river and there is still a Public Right of Navigation but, as with most rivers, the riparian rights reside in the land owners. In a panic attack and in collaboration with CRT last year the Bath and NE Somerset Council, upset by what they saw as undesirables using this public resource, have banned mooring to their land for everyone.
Following the tragic death of a boater in a fire on a boat at Hilperton Marsh last November, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is once again sending Boat Fire Safety Advisers cycling along the towpath and to marinas offering FREE boat fire safety checks and smoke alarms. May 25th to 31st is Boat Fire Safety Week throughout the country.
The Floating Cinema, a mobile multifunctional arts space on a purpose-built narrowboat, is coming to the K&A via Brentford between 4th June and 2nd August. The Floating Cinema is known for its innovative programme of film screenings, participatory events, workshops and talks which make use of films from local and national archives.
The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday 11th May at 7.30pm in Honey Street. Please come and get involved in defending and promoting the boating community on the K&A. Among other things the group will be discussing what CRT’s new policy towards boaters without home moorings means for boaters now that the the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan has ended.