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Join us to hand in petition against closure of boaters’ rubbish bins, 21st November, Bradford on Avon

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Please join us to hand in the petition calling for CRT and Wadworths to re-instate the boaters’ rubbish bins at the Bridge Inn.

Join us outside St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE, on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 5.30pm (the CRT Users meeting is from 6pm to 8pm).

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Boat fire safety talk, Bradford on Avon, 8th November

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

There will be a Boat Fire Safety Talk at 7pm tomorrow, Thursday 8th November 2018 at the Lock Inn, Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon. 

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CRT to hold Users Forum in Bradford on Avon, 21st November

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

CRT is to hold its autumn K&A User Group Forum at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE, on Wednesday 21st November 2018 from 6pm to 8pm.

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Bristol University research project seeks liveaboards to interview

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

The University of Bristol Law School has been doing some research into the relationship between CRT and liveaboard boaters without a home mooring. Professor Dave Cowan and Barbara Hardy have interviewed a number of boaters over the past few months but they are still looking for more people to interview.

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CRT Annual Meeting 26th September – book your place now!

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Canal & River Trust (CRT) is holding its Annual Public Meeting in Birmingham on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 10:30 to 12:30. All boat licence holders, customers, waterway users and members of the public can attend. The meeting will be held at the Kingston Theatre, Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP.

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Wadworths refuse to re-instate Horton Bridge bins – please sign petition!

Friday, August 24th, 2018

The Chief Executive of Wadworths Brewery, Chris Welham, has refused to re-instate the boaters’ rubbish bins at the Bridge Inn, Horton following a complaint. Boaters have now started an online petition calling on both Wadworths and Canal & River Trust to re-instate the bins.

Please sign, share, tweet and email sign the petition https://chn.ge/2nQhX6F

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Fight the closure of facilities at Horton Bridge: please come to K&A Boaters’ Action Group, Devizes, 13th August

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

If you are concerned about the closure of boaters’ facilities at the Bridge Inn, Horton, come to the K&A Boaters’ Action Group in Devizes next Monday 13th August 2018. See
http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/ka-boaters-action-group-next-meeting-13th-august-devizes/

The Action Group will plan what we need to do to reverse the closures.

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Review of visitor moorings east of Devizes now on 12 month trial/ consultation period

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

CRT’s review of visitor moorings between Devizes and Reading has now finished and the proposals for change have been finalised. A 12-month trial/ consultation period has begun. If any changes have an adverse effect on liveaboard boaters it’s really important that we make this clear to CRT. Send your comments to CRT or make a formal complaint.

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Please comment on Wiltshire Council liveaboard boaters survey report by 29th June

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Wiltshire Council is carrying out a consultation regarding the report on its 2017 survey of liveaboard boaters. Please comment by 29th June 2018. Your comments will help to shape the Council’s approach to planning for the accommodation needs for residential boaters. The report is online here http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-gypsy-travellers or you can download it here Wiltshire 2017-draft-boaters-survey-with-appendices

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K&A manager made redundant in CRT restructuring

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Mark Evans, who has been the manager of the Kennet and Avon Canal since April 2015, will lose his job as a result of CRT restructuring.

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