Have you been pressurised to pay over the reserve for a mooring? Please contact us!

May 23rd, 2018

We would like to hear from all boaters who took a mooring after their licence was restricted to 6 months or 3 months. Did you feel pressured into taking the mooring? If you took a CRT auctioned mooring, did you pay more than the reserve price for the mooring?

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K&A manager made redundant in CRT restructuring

May 21st, 2018

Mark Evans, who has been the manager of the Kennet and Avon Canal since April 2015, will lose his job as a result of CRT restructuring.

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CRT to sell Claverton engineman’s cottage despite campaign to save it

May 21st, 2018

A group of volunteers who run the Claverton Pumping Station recently started a campaign to prevent CRT from selling the engineman’s cottage on the site due to the risk that the heritage building would be altered beyond recognition or even demolished. However despite an online petition with 599 signatures, the volunteers reluctantly announced that their campaign was at an end. This is the joint statement today (21st May 2018) from CRT, the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, and the Claverton Volunteers:

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Floating market in Bath, May Bank holiday weekend

May 3rd, 2018

There will be a floating market in Bath, on 5th, 6th and 7th May 2018 from 11am to 4pm.

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CRT to re-brand as ‘wellbeing’ organisation

April 13th, 2018

CRT is currently attempting to re-brand itself as an organisation promoting well-being. The purpose of the re-branding is to raise funds from local authorities and the NHS for the promotion of health and well-being of the general population. However CRT appears to have no intention of safeguarding the well-being of boat dwellers, even vulnerable ones.

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K&A will not be split in CRT restructuring

April 11th, 2018

CRT announced in the last few days that the K&A will not be split between two regions in the charity’s ongoing restructuring, as was originally proposed. The waterway will be incorporated as a whole into the new Wales and South West Region.

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Review of visitor moorings east of Devizes

April 2nd, 2018

CRT is currently carrying out a review of the visitor moorings between Devizes and Reading in a consultation exercise in which most of the user groups of the K&A are represented. Five meetings were held between August 2017 and March 2018. Proposals for any changes are due to be finalised this month, April 2018, and trialled for 12 months. During the trial, all boaters will have an opportunity to comment on the changes.

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Outreach boat and Health Visitor at Bathampton Wharf, 3rd April

April 2nd, 2018

The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat Litania will be at Bathampton Wharf on Tuesday 3rd April from 12 noon to 4pm. The Health Visitor for travelling communities will be on board.

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Save The Barge Inn (Honeystreet) Community Benefit Gig, 31st March

March 29th, 2018

There will be a benefit gig to raise funds towards the community buyout of the Barge Inn, Honeystreet at 6pm on Saturday 31st March 2018, at the Bouverie Hall, North St, Pewsey SN9 5EQ. Tickets cost a minimum £5 donation on the door.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group next meeting 9th April, Bathampton

March 27th, 2018

The K&A Boaters’ Action Group’s next meeting is on Monday 9th April 2018 at 7.30pm at the George Inn, Bathampton BA2 6TR, right on the canal at bridge 183. All are welcome.

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