Community

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

https://www.facebook.com/FloatyBoatHQ

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 info@boatingcommunity.org.uk 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 https://www.gofundme.com/f/refloat-angel039s-boat?

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting postponed to October

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

The K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting that was scheduled for August has been postponed to October 2020, due to the limit on the number of people from different households who can meet and the continuing risks of Covid-19.

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Landmark judgement confirms Housing Benefit for boat licence fees

Monday, June 29th, 2020

In a landmark judgement issued on 25th June 2020 (AB v London Borough of Camden (HB) [2020] UKUT 158 (AAC)), the Upper Tribunal has confirmed that Housing Benefit is payable for boat licence fees because the boat licence fee if living aboard is rent.

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“I knew we were a supportive bunch, but this was next level!”

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Here is a message from Alice Young of the Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service thanking the many volunteers and businesses who have supported liveaboard boaters during the Coronavirus lockdown:

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