Secretive anti-liveaboard group set up by DEFRA – please write to your MP now!

January 15th, 2019

A multi-agency working group on “residential houseboats” was set up by the DEFRA Inland Waterways Policy Land Use section over a year ago in December 2017, “tasked to look at the issue of illegally [sic] moored houseboats”.

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Entire CRT Devizes office facing redundancy threat

December 27th, 2018

Following CRT’s announcement on 6th November 2018 of up to 240 redundancies across its middle management roles, we can reveal that all the staff in the CRT Devizes office are facing possible redundancy.

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Mead Lane restriction proposals dropped

December 27th, 2018

Following a consultation on a proposed ban on overnight vehicle parking at Mead Lane, Saltford in 2017, on 1st August 2018 BaNES Council released its decision to drop all proposed restrictions. The residents of Mead Lane lobbied the Council for these restrictions, but following objections including by liveaboard boaters BaNES decided that there was no evidence of anti-social behaviour that residents claimed banning overnight parking would deter.

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The K&A from the air

December 24th, 2018

As a Christmas treat we bring you footage of the Kennet and Avon Canal from the air, filmed by Matthew Williams. Part 1 shows the canal from Caen Hill to Honey Street. Part 2 follows the canal to Pewsey. Happy Christmas.

Join us at 9th January demo to hand in bin petition to Wadworths

December 17th, 2018

On Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 12pm to 2pm there will be a demonstration outside Wadworths Brewery, 41-45 Northgate Street, Devizes SN10 1JW to hand in the petition calling for CRT and Wadworths to re-instate the boaters’ rubbish bins at the Bridge Inn, Horton.

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Canal Kids Christmas Party and Floaty Boat Fund Launch Party, 14th December, Bradford on Avon

December 10th, 2018

It will be Christmas party time for boaters of all ages on 14th December 2018. The Floaty Boat Fund is to be launched with a Christmas Party at 7pm-midnight at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group next meet 10th December, Bath

November 26th, 2018

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 10th December 2018 at 7.30pm in the back room, Barley Mow, 32 Bathwick St, Bath BA2 6NZ. All are welcome.

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K&A Christmas Floating Market, Bradford on Avon, 30th November – 2nd December

November 26th, 2018

The popular K&A Floating Christmas Market will take place at Bradford on Avon Lower Wharf, from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December 2018 from 11am to 6pm. 

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, this Tuesday 27th November

November 25th, 2018

There will be a Boat Fire Safety presentation at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes (between locks 47 and 48 on the Caen Hill flight) this Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 7pm. There will also be one on 4th December 2018 at 6.30pm at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving comprehensive advice on how to make your boat as fire safe as possible and what to do in case of fire, including FREE SMOKE DETECTORS AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS!!

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Join us to hand in petition against closure of boaters’ rubbish bins, 21st November, Bradford on Avon

November 16th, 2018

Please join us to hand in the petition calling for CRT and Wadworths to re-instate the boaters’ rubbish bins at the Bridge Inn.

Join us outside St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE, on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 5.30pm (the CRT Users meeting is from 6pm to 8pm).

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