Boater writes cruising log app

July 24th, 2014

A boater has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of inaccurate boat sighting information by CRT leading to enforcement action. John Quinlan has written an app called CruisingLog that uses GPS to record your boat movements.

Volunteers’ equipment stolen from Bradford on Avon

July 11th, 2014

The K&A Trust volunteers’ workshop at Bradford on Avon Wharf (just by the café) was broken into on Monday 7th July and the following stolen:

CRT to appoint Welfare Officer

July 10th, 2014

Following much adverse publicity about evictions of vulnerable, elderly, ill and disabled boat dwellers, CRT has agreed to appoint a Boater Welfare Liaison Manager for an initial period of 12 months.

Waterways Partnership wins argument on voluntary nature of K&A Local Plan

July 7th, 2014

It appears that the K&A Local Waterways Partnership has won the argument with CRT about the voluntary nature of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan.

CRT restructuring leaves Salem out of the loop

July 4th, 2014

Just before the retirement of Sally Ash, CRT announced on 24th June that it is to create a new post of Head of Customer Service, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Richard Parry. The new post will be responsible for leisure boating, licensing and enforcement as well as other customer service changes. This strips Marketing Director Simon Salem of much of his role.

K&A boaters action group next meeting 14th July, Sells Green

July 3rd, 2014

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group next meeting is on Monday 14th July at 7.30pm in Sells Green.

Water voles at canoe slipway site – tell the planners by July 3rd!

June 27th, 2014

The planning application by Devizes Canoe Club to build a slipway at Lower Wharf, Devizes will destroy a habitat for water voles, which are a protected species.

How much has Sally Ash cost boaters?

June 26th, 2014

Sally Ash, the unpopular Head of Boating, finally retires at the end of this month after 38 years working for BW and CRT. She joined BW as a researcher in 1976 following a Masters degree at Reading University. Here we take a look back at some of her activities and the cost of her career both to boaters and to her employers, not only in financial terms but also in goodwill, time and effort.

Canoe slipway means loss of mooring space on Devizes Wharf – object by 3rd July!

June 23rd, 2014

A planning application by Devizes Canoe Club to build a slipway will result in the loss of what is now permanent mooring space at Lower Wharf, Devizes.If you are concerned about the loss of mooring space, the deadline for objections is July 3rd.

Information request shows CRT changed K&A mooring plan after last-minute legal advice

June 17th, 2014

A Freedom of Information request shows that CRT had received legal advice that meant it had to change the K&A local mooring plan substantially before implementation, contrary to the statement of CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry on 21st May.