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Important Government consultation on red diesel – respond by 9th September 2019

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is consulting boaters and fuel suppliers on how to implement the 2018 European Court of Justice ruling that the UK cannot allow “private pleasure craft” to use red diesel for propulsion.

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CRT national plans will make life more difficult for liveaboards, even with dry mixed recycling

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

CRT’s is pressing ahead with plans that will affect liveaboard boaters without a home mooring, mostly by making the lives of our community more difficult. Firstly CRT is developing plans that were announced in its 2017-18 Review of Boat Licensing.

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CRT’s plans for the K&A include more enforcement

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

CRT’s interim Regional Director for Wales and the South West, Jon Horsfall, confirmed on 18th July 2019 that CRT remains “committed to delivering” the strategic programmes that were devised by former regional director Richard Thomas in conjunction with User Group Forums in 2018 and 2019 and a study day in which the liveaboard boating community was significantly under-represented despite efforts to persuade the former director to include us.

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Mead Lane moorings update

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

BANES Council and Avon and Somerset Police have circulated the letter below to boaters who moor at Mead Lane in Saltford on the River Avon. You can download the letter here Mead Lane Trigger Update

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Richard Thomas appointment backfires: why the regional director left CRT

Monday, July 15th, 2019

We now have a clearer picture of why Richard Thomas, Regional Director for Wales and the South West, has left CRT. Sources close to CRT and from the wider community concur in saying that he was difficult to work with, abrasive and unpredictable. It looks as though he left by mutual consent rather than as the result of disciplinary action.

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Regional Director Richard Thomas leaves CRT after just one year

Monday, July 8th, 2019

A meeting between K&A liveaboard boaters and CRT’s Regional Director Richard Thomas has been cancelled because Mr Thomas “no longer works for the Trust”, it emerged today, 8th July 2019. The meeting was due to take place tomorrow.

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Post Office service returns to Bathampton – comments invited until 16th July

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Post Office services will be restored in Bathampton with effect from 23rd July 2019 with the introduction of Hosted Outreach services.

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Boaters’ Cafe Club tomorrow 2nd July at Dundas, 11am – 3pm

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat Litania will be at Dundas Basin tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd July 2019 from 11am to 3pm.

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Government consultation on Home Education – ends 24th June 2019

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Department for Education is carrying out a consultation on setting up a compulsory registration and monitoring scheme of children who are educated at home or not in mainstream schools. It closes on 24th June 2019.

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Long serving K&A maintenance manager made redundant

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

We have discovered that one of the longest serving members of CRT’s bankside staff has just been made redundant.

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