Lock 16 to open on 22nd March

March 20th, 2019

CRT has today announced that Lock 16 at Semington will re-open to navigation on Friday 22nd March 2019 and 17.00 hours.

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CRT meeting for disabled boaters, 26th March, Bradford on Avon

March 13th, 2019

CRT is holding a meeting for disabled boaters on 26th March 2019 at 2pm at St Margaret’s Hall, St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DA.

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River Avon Users Consultative Committee to re-launch this month

February 22nd, 2019

The River Avon Users Consultative Committee (RAUCC) is to re-launch this month with an amended membership policy which the RUACC says is to ensure that meetings remain manageable and represent a balance of interests. Membership will be restricted to one representative per group or organisation.

The Kennet and Avon Boaters’ Action Group has been invited to send a representative to the RUACC. If you travel on the River Avon and you would like to represent the group, please contact info@boatingcommunity.org.uk or 07928 078208.

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Wadworths make boaters an offer of new bins at Horton

February 1st, 2019

Following the announcement that boaters would hand in the 400-signature petition to Wadworths Brewery in a demonstration on 9th January, Wadworths contacted one of the boaters who earlier complained about the removal of the bins at the Bridge Inn, Horton.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group, 11th February, Seend

January 30th, 2019

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 11th February 2019 at 7.30pm at the Barge Inn (in the restaurant), Seend Cleeve, SN12 6QB, between locks 18 and 19. All are welcome.

Come to the meeting if you want to raise matters that you think boaters should be taking action about, or if you need any information about CRT enforcement against boaters without home moorings or if you need advice about CRT enforcement letters, texts or emails.

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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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