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Public meeting: District Enforcement activities in Reading, 21st May

Friday, May 17th, 2019

We have received the message below from the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA).

There will be a public meeting to discuss the activities of District Enforcement in Reading on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 7pm at The Jolly Anglers, Kennetside, Reading. Bring your District Enforcement issues.

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K&A User Group Forum, 5th June, Bradford on Avon

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

There will be a Kennet and Avon Canal User Group Forum on Wednesday 5th June 2019 between 6pm and 8pm at St Margaret’s Hall, St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DE. If you wish to raise any issues about enforcement, waterway maintenance, facilities for boaters or other matters, this meeting is an opportunity to do so. It is an open meeting and all waterway users are entitled to attend.

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Euro election? You can vote without a fixed address – register by May 7th if you want to vote on May 23rd!

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Elections to the European Parliament will take place in the UK on May 23rd except in the very unlikely event that agreement on a Brexit deal is reached among MPs before 22 May.

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Lock 16 to open on 22nd March

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

CRT has today announced that Lock 16 at Semington will re-open to navigation on Friday 22nd March 2019 and 17.00 hours.

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CRT meeting for disabled boaters, 26th March, Bradford on Avon

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

CRT is holding a meeting for disabled boaters on 26th March 2019 at 2pm at St Margaret’s Hall, St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DA.

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River Avon Users Consultative Committee to re-launch this month

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The River Avon Users Consultative Committee (RAUCC) is to re-launch this month with an amended membership policy which the RUACC says is to ensure that meetings remain manageable and represent a balance of interests. Membership will be restricted to one representative per group or organisation.

The Kennet and Avon Boaters’ Action Group has been invited to send a representative to the RUACC. If you travel on the River Avon and you would like to represent the group, please contact info@boatingcommunity.org.uk or 07928 078208.

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Wadworths make boaters an offer of new bins at Horton

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Following the announcement that boaters would hand in the 400-signature petition to Wadworths Brewery in a demonstration on 9th January, Wadworths contacted one of the boaters who earlier complained about the removal of the bins at the Bridge Inn, Horton.

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Secretive anti-liveaboard group set up by DEFRA – please write to your MP now!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

A multi-agency working group on “residential houseboats” was set up by the DEFRA Inland Waterways Policy Land Use section over a year ago in December 2017, “tasked to look at the issue of illegally [sic] moored houseboats”.

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Entire CRT Devizes office facing redundancy threat

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Following CRT’s announcement on 6th November 2018 of up to 240 redundancies across its middle management roles, we can reveal that all the staff in the CRT Devizes office are facing possible redundancy.

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Mead Lane restriction proposals dropped

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Following a consultation on a proposed ban on overnight vehicle parking at Mead Lane, Saltford in 2017, on 1st August 2018 BaNES Council released its decision to drop all proposed restrictions. The residents of Mead Lane lobbied the Council for these restrictions, but following objections including by liveaboard boaters BaNES decided that there was no evidence of anti-social behaviour that residents claimed banning overnight parking would deter.

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