News

As it happens, we will get it out to you.

If you want to vote in the 2017 General Election, register by 22nd May

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

If you want to vote in the General Election on 8th June 2017, you need to register by 22nd May. Anybody who does not have a fixed address can register to vote by declaring a local connection. You can’t register to vote online if you are declaring a local connection.

Here is the voter registration form to download and use in England and Wales Electoral-registration-generic-nfa

Read more…

K&A boaters join national Boats Are Homes march

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

A group of fourteen boaters from the K&A joined the national Boats Are Homes march on Saturday 8th April 2017. The demonstration was organised in protest against CRT’s unlawful enforcement policy against boaters without home moorings. Boat dwellers from all over the waterways took part. The march was organised by the National Bargee Travellers Association.

Read more…

Wiltshire Police bring project Kraken to the K&A

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Project Kraken is the UK-wide Police operation that targets boat-related crime.

Read more…

Where’s Corrine?

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Corrine Rotherham, Enforcement Officer for the K&A between Hanham and Widbrook, does not appear to have been seen since the autumn. A recent call to the CRT Devizes office produced a very cagey response that she was “unavailable for the time being”. 

Read more…

K&A boater wins Article 8 case against CRT in Court of Appeal in landmark judgement for boat dwellers

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

K&A boater Matthew Jones yesterday won his appeal against CRT’s attempt to strike out the Article 8 elements of his defence against eviction from CRT’s waterways under Section 8 of the British Waterways Act 1983. The case will now be remitted back to Bristol County Court where Mr Jones will be able to put his Article 8 arguments in full. Mr Jones’s solicitor Community Law Partnership writes:

Read more…

National Boats Are Homes demonstration, 8th April

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

There will be a national Boats Are Homes demonstration in London on Saturday 8th April 2017. Transport will be available from the K&A – contact info@boatingcommunity.org.uk or 07928 078208.

Boats Are Homes demo poster 8-4-17

Read more…

Calico Jack to play at Cross Guns re-opening, 1st March

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Boatie band Calico Jack will play at the re-opening of the Cross Guns in Avoncliff, a favourite boaters’ pub, from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday 1st March.

Read more…

Aldermaston sanitary station to re-open on 1st March

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The sanitary station below Aldermaston lock is to re-open on 1st March 2017 according to CRT.

Read more…

BaNES boaters’ survey results published in full

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

BaNES Council Water Space Study has published the full results of its 2016 survey into the needs of liveaboard boaters in its area. You can read the full report here

Read more…

CRT Head of Boating quits after only 22 months

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Mike Grimes, Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) Head of Boating, has today announced his resignation from the post after only 22 months. Mike Grimes headed the boating team from August 2015. He joined CRT as Head of Business Boating in April 2015. He said he has “regrettably” decided to step down.

Read more…