Community

Boaters’ towpath tidy, Semington to Hilperton, 11th February

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Liveaboard boaters are organising a towpath tidy between Semington and Hilperton on Sunday 11th February 2018. Everyone is welcome. Please join us at the canal bridge at Semington (160) at 11.30 am for an 11.45 am start. We aim to litterpick between Seend Park swing bridge (155) and Hilperton Marina. This is around a 3.5 mile stretch so we will need lots of people! 

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Food banks, food parcels and free hot meals on the K&A

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Liveaboard boaters and their friends on the K&A have been running a food bank to provide food for boaters and anyone in the waterway community who is in need.

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Canal kids and adults Xmas parties, 22nd December, Bradford on Avon

Monday, December 18th, 2017

There will be a Christmas party for boaters’ children at the Canal Tavern, Bradford on Avon, on Friday 22nd December 2017 at 4pm to 7pm, followed by an adults’ party at 8pm with music from folk shanty artists Jassy and Ted.

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Meeting to fill in CRT licence consultation, 11th December, Bradford on Avon

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 11th December 2017 at 7.30pm in the Canal Tavern, 49 Frome Rd, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE.  We will have lots of paper copies of the CRT Boat Licence Review questionnaire so that anyone who hasn’t responded yet can fill one in. The consultation closes on 18th December so it’s your last chance to get your views in. CRT is proposing to increase the cost of a boat licence without a home mooring, so it’s really important that the views of boaters without a home mooring are represented in this consultation.

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Buy a K&A boaters’ 2018 calendar!

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

On sale now! A 2018 calendar brought to you by the liveaboard boaters of the K&A.

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Boaters improve slippery towpaths

Monday, November 27th, 2017

During the last week of November 2017, liveaboard boaters carried out improvements to the towpath in Horton where it is uneven and becomes very slippery and unsafe in winter. Seven people helped to barrow and shovel scalpings and gravel onto the towpath near Horton Bridge and on the approach to Horton Chain Bridge.

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Christmas floating market, Bradford on Avon, 2nd – 3rd December

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Floating Christmas, there’s going to be a market! It will take place on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd December 2017 from 11am to 6pm.

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Living willow workshop for boaters, Avoncliff, 25th – 26th November

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

As part of a joint community arts project focusing on mental health, well-being and mindfulness, Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service is holding a number of craft workshops for liveaboard boaters who need support with these issues.

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, 13th November

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

There will be a Boat Fire Safety presentation at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU (between locks 47 and 48), on Monday 13th November 2017 at 7.30pm. There will also be one in the Bath area later this winter, the date is to be confirmed.

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Boat Fire Safety talk, 16th October, Bradford on Avon and more planned

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Three Boat Fire Safety presentations are planned this winter so far. The first is this Monday 16th October 2017 at 7.30pm at the Canal Tavern, below the lock in Bradford on Avon.

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