K&A boaters action group next meet 9th February, Bath

January 30th, 2015

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday 9th February 2015 at 7.30pm in Bath.

Call for artists for Bath Fringe 2015

January 25th, 2015

The Destructor Bridge; one of the possible performance spaces.




Bath Fringe Festival’s art festival is open for submissions from artists. They have a number of different projects, one of this year’s could be of particular interest to artists within the boating community.

Liveaboards secure representation in Bath – Devizes visitor mooring review

January 15th, 2015

One of the actions in the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan is a review of visitor moorings between Bath and Devizes. Liveaboard boaters without home moorings were informed that this review is taking place between January and March 2015, but were not invited to take part.

Free food available for boaters in need

January 15th, 2015

Devizes Food Bank was given more food than it could distribute this Christmas and it has donated some of this to the boating community to distribute to any liveaboards who are in need.

A Year on the Cut

January 14th, 2015

AScreen shot 2015-01-14 at 10.18.41 Year on the Cut is a  new documentary video project by Wendy Zakiewicz and Slack Tide Films,  a study of the Kennet and Avon Canal between Bath and Devizes.

Combining interactive, community-sourced elements with a more traditional documentary core in Zakiewicz’s empathic and conversational style, A Year On The Cut will chart the changing seasons and the stories of the boat-dwelling population over the course of 12 months in the Avon valley.

Wendy, a boater on the Kennet and Avon,  told us “The project  has two aspects to it. One aspect involves getting people along the canal to participate by taking film footage over the course of the year, on any device available (phone, etc), and submitting it to our website. All contributors will have access and be able to use the archive created and I will also be using certain clips as footage for the second part of the project which is a documentary that I am making.”

More information can be found at www.friendlychaos.org. Sign up on the website and further news will be available shortly about how you can submit films directly.

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Hardship fund for boat dwellers started by Waterways Chaplaincy

January 6th, 2015

The Waterways Chaplaincy has started a hardship fund to assist vulnerable boat dwellers. This fund can help with the cost of essential items like fuel or gas, or help boaters on a low income with irregular expenses that they cannot afford.

Corrine Rotherham to leave CRT?

January 4th, 2015

A source close to CRT has indicated that Enforcement Officer Corrine Rotherham is to leave CRT at the end of January.

K&A boaters action group next meet 12th January, Pewsey

January 4th, 2015

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday 12th January 2015 in Pewsey.

Ho ho ho, here’s our Christmas competition!

December 22nd, 2014

Here is our 2014 Christmas competition! The best caption for the picture below will win a lifetime’s free subscription to this web site and a lovely jar of delicious sweets.

Send your entries by email to info@boatingcommunity.org.uk or text them to 07928 078208 or just put them on a comment on this page before midnight on 1st January 2015 to have a chance of winning!

There will be a bonus prize for the person who also correctly predicts the next former BW Director or senior manager whose job is culled by the CRT Dictator Chief Executive Richard Parry. Did we say “retirement”? Merry Christmas everyone!



Data checker becomes enforcement officer as CRT resumes weekly boat checks

December 19th, 2014

CRT has appointed Licensing Officer/ Data Checker Matthew Preston as the second Enforcement Officer on the K&A. This is despite Mr Preston’s claims to boaters that he just wanted a quiet life and aimed to do his job without any confrontation. He started his new role at the beginning of this month.