CRT Policy News

CRT and BaNES plan mooring strategy for entire River Avon and beyond

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Documents obtained by a Freedom of Information request to BaNES Council, and the response to a recent complaint about proposals to restrict mooring at Mead Lane, Saltford, show that BaNES and CRT are planning a mooring strategy for the River Avon and the K&A Canal between Hanham and Limpley Stoke.

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Act now to stop mooring restrictions at Mead Lane, Saltford

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Yet another mooring place used by liveaboard boaters is under threat. This time it is the stretch of the River Avon at Mead Lane, Saltford.

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CRT steps up its attack on liveaboards without home moorings

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

On 10th March 2016 CRT announced that it was once again clamping down on boat dwellers without home moorings.

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CRT makes assurance that no enforcement action will be taken due to Seend stoppage

Monday, December 14th, 2015

The K&A boaters action group has obtained an assurance from CRT that it will not take enforcement action against boaters who are trapped between Lock 11 in Bath and Seend (Semington for 70′ boats) because of the stoppage at Seend Wharf Bridge. CRT has placed certain conditions on this assurance. The stoppage runs until 11th March. This is the letter from CRT Head of Boating Mike Grimes:

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‘Places’ maps look like history

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

We have been party to four pieces of information that suggest very strongly that CRT will not go ahead with its ‘places’ maps that it first proposed in August 2014.

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CRT threatens to seize boaters’ possessions

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

In a vindictive move reminiscent of the totalitarian regimes of Stalin and Pinochet, CRT is threatening to seize and destroy the belongings of boaters including bicycles and childrens’ toys if they have been left, however temporarily, on the towpath. This draconian act is typical of CRT’s harassment of liveaboard boaters, and it shows that CRT will go to any lengths to pressurise liveaboards without home moorings to leave the waterways.

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Curiouser and curiouser: CRT appoints new head of boating

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

A year after the ‘retirement’ of the hated Sally Ash, CRT has appointed a new Head of Boating.

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K&A liveaboard boater appointed to CRT advisory group

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Sam Worrall, a liveaboard boater without a home mooring on the K&A, has been appointed to CRT’s Navigation Advisory Group (NAG) Licensing and Moorings Sub-Group. Sam is one of Julian House’s two Gypsy, Traveller Boater and Roma Outreach and Engagement Officers.

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CRT publish enforcement letters

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Following a Freedom of Information request by Allan Richards, CRT has published all the enforcement letters referred to in the continuous cruising enforcement flow chart that Mr Richards obtained in June shortly before its publication by CRT. We provide some explanation of the letters here.

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Short term licence fee climbdown by CRT

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Following lobbying by the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA), CRT has stated that it will only charge boaters who have been forced to take a 3 or 6 month licence the 12-month fee pro rata instead of the advertised higher relative cost of its shorter licences.

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