Canal Kids and Adults Xmas parties, 17th Dec, Bradford on Avon

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

The Floaty Boat Kids and Adults Xmas parties are back! On Friday 17th December the Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, will host the K&A Kids Xmas bash with Father Christmas from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

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FFT need volunteers to mystery shop GP surgeries

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) need volunteers to help with a mass mystery shop of GP surgeries in England. In recent years, FFT has exposed that GP surgeries routinely broke NHS guidelines by refusing to register a nomadic, Romany or Traveller patient, both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Appeal to find missing Devizes woman

Monday, September 27th, 2021

The police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a woman who is missing in Devizes. Victoria Clements, 53, has been missing since approximately 1pm on 22nd September 2021 and the police and her friends are concerned for her welfare. She is diabetic. It is believed that she has left the area on foot and that she might have been heading towards more rural locations on the outskirts of the town – so boaters might have seen her on the towpath.

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Coal boat Aquilon for sale as going concern

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

The coal boat Aquilon, run by Spencer and Victoria Collins of The Boatyard, Hilperton, is for sale as a going concern after eight years of trading. The boatyard and chandlery will continue trading as normal.

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If you’re over 70 and have not been invited for a Covid-19 jab, contact NHS now!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

By mid-February 2021 the Government aimed to have all over-70s and people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable given their first of two vaccinations against Covid-19, but told people they should wait to be invited for their appointment. Now, the NHS wants anyone over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable who has not had their first jab to contact them to get vaccinated.

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Coronavirus vaccinations – make sure of your jab by registering with a GP

Monday, January 25th, 2021

The invitations to attend Coronavirus vaccination appointments for priority groups, which will include everyone over the age of 50, are being generated from the patient records held by doctors’ surgeries. Liveaboard boaters who are not registered with a GP may find that they are not contacted by the NHS with an invitation to have the Covid-19 vaccination.

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Floaty Folk Virtual Winter Warmer Sat 19th Dec

Friday, December 18th, 2020

The Floaty Boat Fund Christmas party moves online this year. Log on to the Floaty Boat HQ Facebook page at 6.30pm tomorrow Saturday 19th December here

to join the festivities. Hosted by Jassy and Ted, with Devil’s Doorbell, 3 Daft Monkeys, Lenny, The Pinkertons and much more. You can also listen between 9pm and 11pm on Radio Bath (DAB).

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Important boaters meeting next Monday 30th November to discuss CRT licence consultation

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

The K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be holding a telephone meeting on Monday 30th November 2020 at 7.30pm-9.30pm to discuss the current CRT consultation on changes to the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions. We are very concerned that the proposals will have serious implications for all boaters but especially for liveaboards.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group postponed, watch this space for details of virtual meeting

Monday, October 5th, 2020

The K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting that was scheduled for October has been postponed to December 2020, due to current limits on meetings and pub hours. We intend to hold a virtual meeting shortly. This will be either a phone conference or a Zoom meeting. Please watch this space.

If you need any information or advice about CRT enforcement against boaters without home moorings or any enforcement letters, texts or emails, please contact the Boaters’ Action Group at or 07928 078208. Under normal circumstances the group meets in person every 2 months on the second Monday at different places along the K&A. It aims to defend and promote the boating community on the K&A.

Please give generously to repair Angel’s boat after sinking

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Boaters have launched an appeal to raise money to repair singer Angel Nash’s boat after it sank on 15th August after very heavy overnight rain, while she was asleep on board.

Angel managed to get off the boat with her dog and cat, but she has lost everything and the boat needs extensive repairs and refitting. Please give generously to the GoFundMe appeal which aims to raise £20,000. See

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