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”.
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.
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.
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!!