All welcome at Dundas carol service on 5th December

November 26th, 2015

The boaters’ Christmas carol service will take place at Dundas Aqueduct on Saturday 5th December at 6pm. All boaters, local residents and their families are welcome. 

More hire boats for Devizes Wharf

November 24th, 2015

Oxfordshire Narrowboats will be taking over the White Horse Boats base at Devizes Wharf from next season and increasing the number of hire boats to four.

Make sure you can vote in CRT Council elections

November 22nd, 2015

The election for the CRT Council is under way. Polling opened on 13th November and ends on 11th December at midnight. There are two candidates who are liveaboard boaters without home moorings who we believe will support our interests.

CRT seize boaters’ property

November 20th, 2015

CRT today (19th November) seized boaters’ property from the towpath between Bath and Dundas including bicycles, bike trailers and dog bowls despite assurances that moveable objects in daily use that were temporarily left on the towpath would not be taken. We understand that the seizure of property will continue between Dundas and Bradford on Avon tomorrow (20th November) and beyond.

Boat fire safety talk, 16th November, Horton

November 7th, 2015

There will be a presentation and question and answer session on boat fire safety by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on Monday 16th November at 7.30pm at the Bridge Inn, Horton Rd, Devizes SN10 1LD. All boaters are welcome.

Caen Hill closed again until December

November 7th, 2015


CRT closed the Caen Hill flight until further notice on 30th October after engineers reported that the condition of the towpath and embankment had deteriorated further after the towpath between locks 48 and 49 was washed away.

K&A boaters action group next meet 9th November

November 2nd, 2015

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday November 9th (the second Monday in November) at 7.30pm in Wilcot.

Caen Hill passable with care but summit closed

October 27th, 2015

CRT announced today (27th October) that the Caen Hill flight will be open while CRT repair the towpath between locks 48 and 49 but lock 50 will be padlocked at 4pm each day until repairs are complete to prevent further vandalism.

Towpath washed away at Caen Hill

October 26th, 2015

The Caen Hill flight is closed until further notice today (26th October) after part of the towpath was washed away at the Black Horse.

Progress on hire boat stag parties

October 19th, 2015

The BaNES Gypsy, Traveller, Boater and Roma Community Support Service report that over the summer they met with Chief Inspector Thatcher of Avon and Somerset Police on the issue of anti-social hire boaters. Avon and Somerset Police and Wiltshire Police have produced a joint leaflet which has been delivered by them to the hire boat companies along the western K&A, along with a message that the police will take action against drunk and anti-social behaviour from hirers and will be keeping a log of the number of reported incidents, which could result in action being taken against companies that persistently hire to this type of customer.