Fire safety talk and boaters action group, Honey Street, 12th December

November 29th, 2016

There will be a Boat Fire Safety talk by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service at 7.30pm on Monday December 12th 2016 at the Barge Inn, Honey Street, Pewsey SN9 5PS, followed by the K&A boaters action group meeting.

The K&A is being dredged

November 25th, 2016

The K&A is actually being dredged. Well, not completely dredged, but spot dredged in some of the worst places.

Carol Service and Christmas Floating Market, Bradford on Avon 3rd and 4th December

November 22nd, 2016

Following the very successful K&A Floating Market in July, there will be a Carol Service and Christmas Floating Market in Bradford on Avon on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December between 11am and 7pm.

Boaters needed to attend Pewsey area Canal Forum, 23rd November

November 17th, 2016

There will be a Canal Forum meeting between local residents and Parish Councils in the Pewsey area and boaters next Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at Stanton St Bernard Village Hall at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. This is a continuation of the previous meetings in 2014 and 2015 chaired by CRT in the Pewsey Vale to resolve issues between local residents and canal users, especially liveaboard boaters. Please come to this meeting, especially if you regularly moor your boat in the Long Pound.

Boat Fire Safety talk, Avoncliff, 21st November and more to come

November 15th, 2016

There will be a Boat Fire Safety talk at the Cross Guns in Avoncliff, on Monday 21st November 2016 at 7.30pm. The Fire Service will be giving out free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and showing people the best way to use them.

BaNES Council trial of 14 day moorings at Mead Lane in support of liveaboards

November 10th, 2016

BaNES Council presented its mooring trial and parking review for Mead Lane on the River Avon at the Saltford Parish Council meeting on 1st November. Signs were put up on 8th November and the ‘no mooring’ signs put up by the residents of Mead Lane removed.

K&A boaters action group next meeting 14th November, Bradford on Avon

November 7th, 2016

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday November 14th 2016 (the second Monday in November) at 7.30pm in Bradford on Avon.

Support from BaNES Council: more liveaboard boaters needed to help build on a positive start

October 24th, 2016

Boater Sam Worrall, who works for Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service, spoke at the BaNES council meeting on 15th September 2016 to explain the adverse effects of CRT’s unlawful enforcement against liveaboard boaters and the lack of facilities along the canal and River Avon. She asked the Council to recognise, support and consider liveaboard boaters in its policy and planning.

Unpopular G&S enforcement officer sacked

October 24th, 2016

We have been informed that CRT enforcement officer Steve England was sacked in early September. We have no further details except that it was “something to do with a narrowboat called Shiraz”.

K&A boaters action group next meet 10th October, Seend

October 2nd, 2016

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday October 10th at 7.30pm at Seend.