Important Government consultation on red diesel – respond by 9th September 2019

August 13th, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is consulting boaters and fuel suppliers on how to implement the 2018 European Court of Justice ruling that the UK cannot allow “private pleasure craft” to use red diesel for propulsion.

Read more…

CRT national plans will make life more difficult for liveaboards, even with dry mixed recycling

August 11th, 2019

CRT’s is pressing ahead with plans that will affect liveaboard boaters without a home mooring, mostly by making the lives of our community more difficult. Firstly CRT is developing plans that were announced in its 2017-18 Review of Boat Licensing.

Read more…

CRT’s plans for the K&A include more enforcement

August 6th, 2019

CRT’s interim Regional Director for Wales and the South West, Jon Horsfall, confirmed on 18th July 2019 that CRT remains “committed to delivering” the strategic programmes that were devised by former regional director Richard Thomas in conjunction with User Group Forums in 2018 and 2019 and a study day in which the liveaboard boating community was significantly under-represented despite efforts to persuade the former director to include us.

Read more…

Kennet & Avon Floating Fayre, Bradford on Avon, 31st August-1st September

August 6th, 2019

The K&A Summer Floating Fayre will take place at Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon on Saturday and Sunday 31st August and 1st September 2019.

Read more…

K&A Boaters’ Action Group, 12th August, Honeystreet

July 28th, 2019

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 12th August 2019 at 7.30pm at the newly-reopened Barge Inn, Honeystreet, SN9 5PS (in the snug bar). All are welcome. The meeting will focus on CRT’s proposals for additional enforcement on the K&A aimed mainly at hire boaters, but which are also likely to impact on liveaboards.

Read more…

Mead Lane moorings update

July 16th, 2019

BANES Council and Avon and Somerset Police have circulated the letter below to boaters who moor at Mead Lane in Saltford on the River Avon. You can download the letter here Mead Lane Trigger Update

Read more…

Mikron Theatre show on the K&A this Wednesday 17th July

July 15th, 2019

The wonderful Mikron Theatre, travelling on their historic narrowboat Tyseley, will perform their show All Hands on Deck at the Rowbarge, Woolhampton RG7 5SH this Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Read more…

Richard Thomas appointment backfires: why the regional director left CRT

July 15th, 2019

We now have a clearer picture of why Richard Thomas, Regional Director for Wales and the South West, has left CRT. Sources close to CRT and from the wider community concur in saying that he was difficult to work with, abrasive and unpredictable. It looks as though he left by mutual consent rather than as the result of disciplinary action.

Read more…

Regional Director Richard Thomas leaves CRT after just one year

July 8th, 2019

A meeting between K&A liveaboard boaters and CRT’s Regional Director Richard Thomas has been cancelled because Mr Thomas “no longer works for the Trust”, it emerged today, 8th July 2019. The meeting was due to take place tomorrow.

Read more…

Post Office service returns to Bathampton – comments invited until 16th July

July 2nd, 2019

Post Office services will be restored in Bathampton with effect from 23rd July 2019 with the introduction of Hosted Outreach services.

Read more…