… the Association of Continuous Cruisers (ACC), an organisation that aims to “raise the profile of the compliant continuous cruiser” according to one of its founder members. Initial publicity about the association stated that “Canal and River trust have given support to the association, and have agreed to recognise it’s representation of ccers”. This was posted on Facebook by ‘John Evans’ – one of the aliases of founder member Steve Jenkin, who also uses the alias Steve Jay.
Sally Ash, CRT Head of Boating, has worked closely with Steve Jenkin and other founder members of the ACC on setting up Roving Mooring Permits in the Uxbridge and Cowley area of the Grand Union canal. Full membership of the ACC is open to “bona fide continuous cruisers”.
Both the National Association of Boat Owners (NABO) and the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) oppose Roving Mooring Permits on the basis that they are unlawful. So far, the Residential Boat Owners Association (RBOA) has remained silent on the issue. The RBOA has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with CRT.
See this article by Simon Robbins, a member of the NABO Council
See also http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/why-roving-mooring-permits-are-unlawful/