CRT to hold K&A dredging meeting on 5th July

June 16th, 2016

CRT is holding a meeting in Devizes on 5th July for boaters to discuss the planned dredging on the K&A. Here is their message about it:

Historic wooden boat seized by CRT

June 9th, 2016

On Tuesday this week (7th June 2016) CRT seized Tanith from Claverton despite the fact that the boat had been sold to a new owner.

K&A boaters action group meeting, Hungerford, 13th June

June 2nd, 2016

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday June 13th at 7.30pm in Hungerford. This is the first time the group has met in Hungerford. We hope that boaters who normally spend most of their time on the eastern part of the K&A will attend, so please pass this information on to anyone you think might want to come.

Rubbish skip for Dundas, 27th to 29th May

May 26th, 2016

K&A Manager Mark Evans has arranged for a skip for Friday 27th May at Dundas. The skip will be left there for the weekend.

New magazine launched

May 25th, 2016

Michelle Smith, a continuous liveaboard on the the Kennet and Avon, has launched The Liveaboards Cut, a new magazine featuring and celebrating life on the Western Kennet and Avon. The first issue, out now, focusses on many of the traders on the cut as well as a feature on The Travelling Community Support Service and some of the lighter side of life aboard with poetry, humour and stories.

Well worth a read. And if you wish to contribute, Michelle is looking for contributions for the next issue.

The Liveaboards Cut is a quarterly publication. You can download the first issue as a PDF here. 


BaNES agrees to meet liveaboards and launches survey of boaters’ needs

May 25th, 2016

BaNES Council has agreed to meet boat dwellers without home moorings to discuss the need for boaters to be directly represented on the Committees tasked with making decisions about the joint BaNES – CRT mooring strategy covering the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal to Limpley Stoke.

Boat Fire Safety Week 27th May – 6th June 2016

May 24th, 2016

Boat Fire Safety Week between 27th May and 6th June will see firefighters from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service out on the towpath giving out FREE smoke and CO alarms and doing boat fire safety checks, so keep an eye out for them. This follows the Service’s successful series of Boat Fire Safety Talks in canalside pubs over the winter. This is their schedule:

A rubbish announcement from Mark Evans

May 22nd, 2016

K&A Manager Mark Evans would like to know where and when boaters would like CRT to put a skip for boaters’ larger items of rubbish, such as boat interiors or old deck boards and rubbish collected from towpath tidy days.

Register by 7th June to vote in European Union referendum

May 21st, 2016

We don’t intend to get involved in the political debate about whether to stay in or leave the EU, but if you want to vote in the referendum on 23rd June  you need to register to vote by 7th June.

K&A Users Forum, Devizes, 24th May

May 19th, 2016

The K&A Users Forum will take place in the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 6.30pm to 8.30pm (doors open 6pm). This is an open meeting and all waterway users are invited.