CRT Policy News

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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New licence T&C delayed following objections

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

The implementation of CRT’s draconian new Licence Terms and Conditions has been delayed by at least a month. In a meeting with some of the boating user groups, CRT stated that the new Terms and Conditions would be implemented on 1st May.

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Resist CRT’s changes to boat licence conditions: respond by 31st March

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

On 30th January, CRT announced changes to the boat licence terms and conditions which it claims are not “a significant change of policy by the Trust”. However, many of these changes seek to unlawfully remove the rights of boaters contrary to the British Waterways Act 1995. To the extent that the changes are unlawful, they also fall foul of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, and some of the proposed changes breach the Data Protection Act 1998.

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