CRT Policy News

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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Winter moorings cut

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

If you were looking forward to being able to moor for 14 days at Darlington Wharf, Devizes Wharf or Crofton basin this winter, tough.

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Question mark over winter moorings

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

There has been speculation that the future of CRT’s winter moorings is in doubt. A meeting scheduled for 6th July between CRT and some of the boating user groups has only two items on its agenda; one is an enforcement update and the other is winter moorings.

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Short Term Licences

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Here is the internal CRT document that outlines the process by which a customer is required to take out a short term licence and the steps from there to a Section 8 action.

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Visitor mooring review recommendations to be trialled from July to October, send your comments now

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

As part of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan, a review of visitor moorings between Bath and Devizes was carried out in February and March 2015. The review recommended a number of changes to the location and length of visitor moorings.

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No more “neighbourhoods” after 30th April

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

CRT has confirmed that the unworkable system of designating the western K&A into “neighbourhoods” is to end tomorrow.

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