Continuous Cruisers

The original reason this website was set up, the campaign by British Waterways to remove all liveaboard boaters from the Kennet and Avon who have no permanent mooring. The so-called continuous cruisers.

Outreach boat at Dundas, 7th November: paper copies of CRT licence consultation and spoken word/ poetry workshop available!

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat will be at Dundas basin next Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 12 noon to 4pm. The main attraction is a spoken word and poetry workshop with Dru Marland. The workshop is aimed at boaters who would like support with wellbeing and mindfulness. The loose theme of the workshop will be “outsiders”.

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Why car parking has become more important for liveaboards

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Please respond to Mead Lane consultation below

As liveaboard boaters without home moorings are being unlawfully forced by CRT to travel longer distances to avoid having our homes seized and removed, many of us have also been forced to use cars to get to work and take children to school, when previously we could rely on cycling and public transport. Many are now having to travel to work or school from places that are much further away, including rural Wiltshire and Berkshire, where public transport is poor or non-existent.

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River Avon boaters needed to represent liveaboards at River Users Forum, 11th July, Saltford

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

A few more liveaboard boaters are needed to attend the River Avon Users Forum meetings to represent the boating community. The next meeting is on Tuesday 11th July at 7.30pm in Saltford Rowing Club, Bath Road, Saltford, BS31 3JS (next to Saltford Marina).

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BaNES Council trial of 14 day moorings at Mead Lane in support of liveaboards

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

BaNES Council presented its mooring trial and parking review for Mead Lane on the River Avon at the Saltford Parish Council meeting on 1st November. Signs were put up on 8th November and the ‘no mooring’ signs put up by the residents of Mead Lane removed.

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Head teacher condemns CRT’s “inhumane” enforcement policy in meeting with MP

Monday, July 4th, 2016

A primary school head condemned CRT’s enforcement policy against boats without home moorings as “inhumane” because of its detrimental effect on boat children, in a meeting between CRT chief Richard Parry and local MP Michelle Donelan.

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Battlelines drawn

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Nick Brown of NBTA met with CRT yesterday. This is his summary of that meeting.

“Meeting with CRT in MK: Head of Legal (Jackie Lewis), another of the Legal Team (Tom Deards), Head of Boating (Mike Grimes) and Matthew Symonds.

We are still mulling over the conclusions but suffice to say the meeting didn’t go well they conceded very little (if anything).

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Meeting for boaters on ‘restricted’ licences, 12th April, Avoncliff

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 12th April, 7pm to 9pm, at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff BA15 2HB for all boaters without home moorings who have been put onto 3 or 6 month ‘restricted’ licences by CRT and for those who have been threatened with restriction or non-renewal of their licence.

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Second meeting for boaters on ‘restricted’ licences, 29th March, Avoncliff

Friday, March 25th, 2016

On Tuesday 29th March at 7pm to 9pm at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff BA15 2HB, there will be a second meeting for any boaters who have been put onto ‘restricted’ 3 or 6 month licences by CRT, or whose licence renewal without a home mooring has been refused, or who are otherwise in the enforcement process.

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Has CRT restricted your boat licence to 3 or 6 months? Come to this meeting, 15th March, Avoncliff!

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

There will be a meeting for boaters on ‘restricted’ licences on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 6pm to 9pm at the Cross Guns pub, Avoncliff BA15 2HB.

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CRT give clarification on distance required

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Following from their recent letter to all boaters without a home mooring telling them they are expected to move ‘a certain distance’ without specifying that distance, some boaters have written to CRT seeking clarification about how far they should move. We are pleased to report that CRT have responded to those boaters with clear guidance. We reproduce their reply below;

 

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