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CRT makes another vulnerable person homeless

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Yesterday (16th August 2017) CRT seized a boat that was a vulnerable person’s home using its powers under Sections 8 and 13 of the British Waterways Acts 1983 and 1971. The boat was craned out at Devizes Wharf at 11am and taken to an unknown location by road. There were 8 bailiffs and enforcement staff present.

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Wiltshire Council to assess housing needs of boat dwellers – please complete survey by 30th September!

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Wiltshire Council is carrying out an assessment of the housing needs of people who use a boat as their main home and is inviting boat dwellers both with and without a home mooring in Wiltshire to complete a survey. If you are permanently or temporarily in Wiltshire, or you travel through Wiltshire please take part. The survey is online and the Council is also going to make paper copies available. We will publicise how you can get a paper copy as soon as possible.

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Outreach boat at Bathampton tomorrow 1st August

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The Julian House Travelling Community Support Service outreach boat Litania will be at The George, Bathampton tomorrow, Tuesday 1st August 2017 from 12 noon until 4pm. There will be an Employment Support advisor on board.

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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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