Community

New landlady at George Inn Bathampton invites boaters to Welcome Evening tomorrow 21st February

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Debbie, the new landlady of the canalside George Inn, Bathampton, is holding a Welcome Evening at the pub tomorrow (21st February 2018)from 7pm and would like to invite boaters.

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, 19th February

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

There will be a Boat Fire Safety Talk at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 2AU (between locks 47 and 48) on Monday 19th February 2018 at 7.30pm. There will also be one at the George in Bathampton on Monday 12th March.

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Skip for boaters’ and moorers’ bulky rubbish, Hilperton Marsh, Fri 9th – Mon 12th February

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

There will be a skip at the car park by Hilperton Marsh bridge (165) from this Friday 9th to Monday 12th February 2018. It is for bulky rubbish from boats on the towpath and moored at Hilperton Marsh Farm, and it will also be used to dispose of rubbish cleared by the Boaters’ Towpath Tidy this Sunday 11th February.

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Meeting to prepare for outcome of CRT licence review, 12th Feb, Semington

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 12th February 2018 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 aims to plan what action to take if CRT announces an increase in licence fees for boats without a home mooring.

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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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