BaNES towpath consultation deadline is 11th September

September 1st, 2015

The deadline for the consultation about BaNES Council’s plans to upgrade the towpath along the K&A between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton is 11th September. There is an online questionnaire and detailed information about the Council’s plans here http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/consultations/kennet-and-avon-canal-towpath-improvement

CRT publish kilometre lengths three months after start of new enforcement policy

August 29th, 2015

Following a Freedom of Information request, CRT has published a list and an interactive map of kilometre lengths for all of the waterways that it owns or manages.

BaNES to hold consultation sessions on towpath upgrade

August 24th, 2015

Following pressure from local residents, towpath users and some boaters, BaNES Council is holding two public consultation sessions on 28th and 29th August regarding its plans to upgrade the towpath along the Kennet & Avon Canal between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton.

Hire boats for Burbage Wharf?

August 22nd, 2015

It appears that the historic Burbage Wharf is likely to become a second K&A hire boat base for Oxfordshire Narrowboats, who already run hire boats from Bradford Wharf.

Got a wheelbarrow? Must be a continuous moorer!

August 20th, 2015

According to a certain online narrowboat blog, if you have a wheelbarrow or a bicycle, you’re a continuous moorer. If you have no home mooring you are a continuous moorer. And a river being in flood is no reason to come on to the canal for safety.

Boater starts Facebook group to log speeding cycle incidents

August 14th, 2015

Boater Pete Leigh has started a Facebook page to report incidents with speeding cyclists on towpaths. If you are on Facebook you can join the group Speeding Cyclists on Towpaths here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1630011633909618/.

Curiouser and curiouser: CRT appoints new head of boating

August 13th, 2015

A year after the ‘retirement’ of the hated Sally Ash, CRT has appointed a new Head of Boating.

K&A liveaboard boater appointed to CRT advisory group

August 9th, 2015

Sam Worrall, a liveaboard boater without a home mooring on the K&A, has been appointed to CRT’s Navigation Advisory Group (NAG) Licensing and Moorings Sub-Group. Sam is one of Julian House’s two Gypsy, Traveller Boater and Roma Outreach and Engagement Officers.

CRT publish enforcement letters

August 8th, 2015

Following a Freedom of Information request by Allan Richards, CRT has published all the enforcement letters referred to in the continuous cruising enforcement flow chart that Mr Richards obtained in June shortly before its publication by CRT. We provide some explanation of the letters here.

Short term licence fee climbdown by CRT

August 6th, 2015

Following lobbying by the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA), CRT has stated that it will only charge boaters who have been forced to take a 3 or 6 month licence the 12-month fee pro rata instead of the advertised higher relative cost of its shorter licences.