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K&A Users Forum, 8th June, Great Bedwyn

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The next CRT K&A Users’ Forum will take place on Thursday 8th June at 5pm-7pm at the Village Hall, Frog Lane, Great Bedwyn SN8 3PB.

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Register to vote – last day

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote. Here’s how

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CRT seize another boat from K&A

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Yesterday (16th May 2017) CRT seized a boat from Bishops Cannings and craned it out at the Black Horse in Devizes. The fibreglass cruiser, appeared to be unoccupied when six bailiffs started push-towing it with a dark green dory at around 10am to the Black Horse, where an A. B. Tuckey’s crane and flatbed truck were waiting.

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Draft BaNES Water Space Study published – the Council invites you to comment by 22nd May

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

On 13th April 2017, BaNES Council published the draft Water Space Study, relating mainly to the River Avon but also to the K&A Canal. Last year, liveaboard boaters were among the groups who took part in surveys, meetings and focus groups to inform the study. The Council wants your comments. You can fill in an online survey here

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9LB8D9N

You can also send comments to riveravon@bathnes.gov.uk The Project Coordinator is Cleo Newcombe-Jones, email cleo_newcombe-jones@bathnes.gov.uk, tel 01225 477617.

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Outreach boat to offer dental checks at Darlington Wharf, 2nd May

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The Julian House Travelling Community Support Service outreach boat Litania will be at Darlington Wharf, Bath on Tuesday 2nd May from 12 noon until 4pm. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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

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