A CRT work boat will collect bulky rubbish from boaters between Bath and Bradford on Avon tomorrow, Tuesday 17th August 2021, from 10am to 3pm. CRT staff and volunteers in uniform will also be litter picking on the towpath. CRT aims to provide this service every 3 months.
A new bypass for Melksham has been proposed that will completely destroy the countryside in the Seend valley and have a highly detrimental impact on the K&A canal environment. Please send your objections to MajorHighwaysProjects@wiltshire.gov.uk or write to Peter Binley, Head of Major Highway Projects, Wiltshire Council, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN or complete the online response form here
Here we publish a map of the mooring area at Mead Lane that shows the 14-day area and the 48 hour moorings that have been removed and are now a ‘nature area’.
Following a pre-action protocol letter of 29th May 2021 challenging some of the new Boat Licence Terms and Conditions, CRT has stated that it will not enforce the disputed terms until 16th June 2021. Lawyers for the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) sent a second pre-action protocol letter to CRT on 29th May, following the
publication by CRT of its revised Boat Licence Terms and Conditions.
The legal challenge was made possible by a crowdfunding appeal –
Following a Judicial Review challenge by Community Law Partnership (CLP) on behalf of a liveaboard boater, BaNES Council is reconsidering its decision to close the 14 day moorings at Mead Lane, Saltford, on the River Avon between the beginning of November and the end of February every year. The judicial review has therefore been stayed until the end of June 2021. We would encourage any boaters who are concerned about the loss of these moorings to make submissions to BaNES Council: contact Mandy_bishop@bathnes.gov.uk
On 24th May CRT published its revised Boat Licence Terms and Conditions which have been slightly re-worded but have not fully taken consultation responses into account.
The legal challenge to the new Boat Licence Terms and Conditions brought by the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) and other concerned groups and individuals will continue. The organisers are very grateful to all the supporters who contributed to the appeal to fund this. Now the outcome of the consultation is known, please consider giving the appeal another push:
– Pledge £15, or any amount you can, on: www.crowdjustice.com/case/protect-boats-homes/
– Share the link www.crowdjustice.com/case/protect-boats-homes/ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or spread the word in another way (eg to friends and family who are active on social media, through a blog or by email). Thank you!