K&A Boaters’ Action Group next meeting 13th August, Devizes

August 1st, 2018

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group’s will be on Monday 13th August 2018 at 7.30pm, in the upstairs function room at The Lamb, 20 St John’s St, Devizes, SN10 1BT.

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Liveaboard boaters invited to K&A Canal East meeting, Wilcot, 27th June

June 20th, 2018

Liveaboard boaters are invited to the Kennet & Avon Canal East Meeting on 27th June 2018 at 6pm for 6.30pm at Wilcot Village Hall. You are invited to bring cakes – there will be tea and cakes beforehand.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group next meeting 11th June, Wilcot

June 4th, 2018

The K&A Boaters’ Action Group’s next meeting is on Monday 11th June 2018 at 7.30pm at the Golden Swan, Wilcot SN9 5NN, a short walk across the green from Wilcot bridge (117). All are welcome.

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Please comment on Wiltshire Council liveaboard boaters survey report by 29th June

June 4th, 2018

Wiltshire Council is carrying out a consultation regarding the report on its 2017 survey of liveaboard boaters. Please comment by 29th June 2018. Your comments will help to shape the Council’s approach to planning for the accommodation needs for residential boaters. The report is online here http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-gypsy-travellers or you can download it here Wiltshire 2017-draft-boaters-survey-with-appendices

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Have you been pressurised to pay over the reserve for a mooring? Please contact us!

May 23rd, 2018

We would like to hear from all boaters who took a mooring after their licence was restricted to 6 months or 3 months. Did you feel pressured into taking the mooring? If you took a CRT auctioned mooring, did you pay more than the reserve price for the mooring?

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K&A manager made redundant in CRT restructuring

May 21st, 2018

Mark Evans, who has been the manager of the Kennet and Avon Canal since April 2015, will lose his job as a result of CRT restructuring.

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CRT to sell Claverton engineman’s cottage despite campaign to save it

May 21st, 2018

A group of volunteers who run the Claverton Pumping Station recently started a campaign to prevent CRT from selling the engineman’s cottage on the site due to the risk that the heritage building would be altered beyond recognition or even demolished. However despite an online petition with 599 signatures, the volunteers reluctantly announced that their campaign was at an end. This is the joint statement today (21st May 2018) from CRT, the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, and the Claverton Volunteers:

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Floating market in Bath, May Bank holiday weekend

May 3rd, 2018

There will be a floating market in Bath, on 5th, 6th and 7th May 2018 from 11am to 4pm.

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CRT to re-brand as ‘wellbeing’ organisation

April 13th, 2018

CRT is currently attempting to re-brand itself as an organisation promoting well-being. The purpose of the re-branding is to raise funds from local authorities and the NHS for the promotion of health and well-being of the general population. However CRT appears to have no intention of safeguarding the well-being of boat dwellers, even vulnerable ones.

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K&A will not be split in CRT restructuring

April 11th, 2018

CRT announced in the last few days that the K&A will not be split between two regions in the charity’s ongoing restructuring, as was originally proposed. The waterway will be incorporated as a whole into the new Wales and South West Region.

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