Information release throws light on changes to enforcement process for boats without a home mooring

February 25th, 2015

In a response to a Freedom of Information request CRT has released information about the changes to the enforcement process against boats without a home mooring which it has announced will be applied to all continuous cruisers from 1st May 2015.

BaNES seeks boater volunteers to test safety equipment

February 22nd, 2015

BaNES Council is looking for volunteers to help test a new safety / life buoy system which it is planning to install at points along the River Avon.

Visitor moorings to become 14 days in winter

February 22nd, 2015

CRT has released information about its new visitor mooring framework which confirms that most visitor moorings will revert to 14 days between 1st November and 31st March, unless there are strong reasons against this.

New welfare service provides advice and support for liveaboard boaters

February 22nd, 2015

The Bath based charity Julian House has recently gained funding to appoint two Gypsy, Traveller and Boater Community Outreach and Engagement Officers.

CRT set minimum distance – without telling us what it is

February 14th, 2015

Yesterday CRT announced that from 1st May 2015 that it is extending its “new continuous cruiser” enforcement process to all boats licensed without a home mooring. It declared that it would refuse to renew the licences of the boats that have moved the least over their licence year unless they obtain a home mooring, and that boats that travel further but whose movement falls short of the movement required by Section 17 3 c ii of the British Waterways Act 1995 would only have their licences renewed for a short period and if their movement was still not considered adequate, they too would be forced to take a mooring or CRT would refuse to renew their licence. Yet CRT has not stated what it means by boats that move the least, and neither has it disclosed what distance it considers acceptable.

Corrine counted eggs

February 14th, 2015

We have been informed that Corrine Rotherham is not leaving her job as Enforcement Officer at present. Earlier we reported that she would leave at the end of January 2015.

K&A boaters action group next meet 9th February, Bath

January 30th, 2015

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be on Monday 9th February 2015 at 7.30pm in Bath.

Call for artists for Bath Fringe 2015

January 25th, 2015

The Destructor Bridge; one of the possible performance spaces.

 

 

 

Bath Fringe Festival’s art festival is open for submissions from artists. They have a number of different projects, one of this year’s could be of particular interest to artists within the boating community.

Liveaboards secure representation in Bath – Devizes visitor mooring review

January 15th, 2015

One of the actions in the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan is a review of visitor moorings between Bath and Devizes. Liveaboard boaters without home moorings were informed that this review is taking place between January and March 2015, but were not invited to take part.

Free food available for boaters in need

January 15th, 2015

Devizes Food Bank was given more food than it could distribute this Christmas and it has donated some of this to the boating community to distribute to any liveaboards who are in need.