K&A Users Forum, 27th November, Devizes

November 23rd, 2014

The next Kennet and Avon Canal Users Forum (formerly the User Group Meeting) will take place this Thursday 27th November 2014 at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS (beside the Bear Hotel) at 7 pm to 8.30 pm.

CRT releases second report on K&A Local Plan as enforcement staff re-write Local Plan on the hoof

November 23rd, 2014

On 11th November CRT published the second of four planned three-monthly reports on the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan.

Poste Restante is back in Bathampton

November 19th, 2014

The Poste Restante service has resumed in Bathampton after a break of three months.

Waterway Partnership AGM reveals anti-liveaboard bias

November 16th, 2014

A member of the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership told a liveaboard boater to “shut up” during the Partnership’s Annual Public Meeting on 12th November. Alan Aldous, an IWA member who sits on the Partnership because of his experience as a riparian landowner, later refused to apologise.

CRT welfare officer in post

November 14th, 2014

Sean Williams, the recently appointed CRT Welfare Officer, started work this week. We do not have any contact details for him yet, but assume his email address will be sean.williams@canalrivertrust.org.uk and that he will be based in the CRT head office at First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Worthington is acting

November 14th, 2014

Nick Worthington, who has taken over from Mark Stephens as manager of the K&A, is here on an acting manager basis.

Liveaboard boaters encouraged to apply for outreach job

November 11th, 2014

Julian House in Bath is recruiting two part-time Outreach and Engagement Workers to improve access to health and social care for Gypsies, Travellers and Boat Dwellers. The closing date is 21st November. This is a new project, funded by the NHS in BaNES, that is the result of the 2012 health survey of boaters and travellers that some boaters took part in. The job advertisement is below and full details are on www.julianhouse.org.uk/jobs

Liveaboards needed to attend K&A Partnership AGM this Wednesday 12th November

November 10th, 2014

The K&A Local Waterway Partnership is holding its Annual Meeting this Wednesday, 12th November 2014. It will be at Bath Cricket Club, North Parade Bridge Road, Bath BA2 4EX from 7pm to 8.30pm. There is an open invitation to this meeting; contact Alison Jordan, alison.jordan@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 01380 737907 if you want to go.

An insight into CRT’s legal mind

November 6th, 2014

Following the case of Geoff Mayers—where CRT removed his boat and transported it 200 miles to prevent him gaining access to it—by using Court procedures in an underhand way, it has become necessary to examine those procedures in some detail.

Boat sighting chaos for K&A Local Plan

November 5th, 2014

The number of boaters who have received enforcement letters from CRT even though they have “complied” with the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan continues to rise.