Reminder, the next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be tomorrow, Monday 9th December 2019 at 7.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU, between locks 47 and 48. All are welcome.
There will be a Winter Floating Fayre at Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon from Friday evening 29th November to Sunday 1st December 2019. Trading boats will be selling a wide and eclectic range of traditional canal crafts, art, handmade clothes, food, drink and much more. Come along on Friday at 7pm for the Festive Boat Lights Switch-On when the Cross Guns singers will be singing carols and sea shanties and there will be mulled wine, roast chestnuts and hot food.
There will be a Boat Fire and Stove Safety talk tonight, Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 6.30pm at the Lock Inn, Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Floaty Boat Fund will be giving out free fire and CO alarms, rope seals and smoke pellets (for testing stoves). More Boat Fire and Stove Safety talks are planned.
Professor Richard Yarwood (Plymouth University) and Dr Agatha Herman (Cardiff University) are carrying out research into Canal boat dwelling: Homes, Welfare and Mobile Citizenship on Britain’s Canals. They are particularly interested in issues around homes, families, welfare and citizenship and they would love to hear your stories as these will help them better understand the benefits and challenges you experience.
Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are carrying out a health survey of liveaboard boaters as part of their campaign to end discrimination in health services. This is the first nationwide health survey of the liveaboard boating community.
You can complete the survey online here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VKWCVHY
Or you can get a paper copy from Sam Worrall, FFT, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XG. Tel 01273 234777 or 07425 419869 or see www.gypsy-traveller.org
The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 14th October 2019 at 7.30pm at the Somerset Arms, High St, Semington BA14 6JR, a 5 minute walk south from the canal bridge. All are welcome. The meeting will focus on action against CRT enforcement and an update on CRT plans for the K&A.