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Mead Lane moorings update

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

BANES Council and Avon and Somerset Police have circulated the letter below to boaters who moor at Mead Lane in Saltford on the River Avon. You can download the letter here Mead Lane Trigger Update

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Richard Thomas appointment backfires: why the regional director left CRT

Monday, July 15th, 2019

We now have a clearer picture of why Richard Thomas, Regional Director for Wales and the South West, has left CRT. Sources close to CRT and from the wider community concur in saying that he was difficult to work with, abrasive and unpredictable. It looks as though he left by mutual consent rather than as the result of disciplinary action.

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Regional Director Richard Thomas leaves CRT after just one year

Monday, July 8th, 2019

A meeting between K&A liveaboard boaters and CRT’s Regional Director Richard Thomas has been cancelled because Mr Thomas “no longer works for the Trust”, it emerged today, 8th July 2019. The meeting was due to take place tomorrow.

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Post Office service returns to Bathampton – comments invited until 16th July

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Post Office services will be restored in Bathampton with effect from 23rd July 2019 with the introduction of Hosted Outreach services.

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Boaters’ Cafe Club tomorrow 2nd July at Dundas, 11am – 3pm

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat Litania will be at Dundas Basin tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd July 2019 from 11am to 3pm.

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Government consultation on Home Education – ends 24th June 2019

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Department for Education is carrying out a consultation on setting up a compulsory registration and monitoring scheme of children who are educated at home or not in mainstream schools. It closes on 24th June 2019.

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Long serving K&A maintenance manager made redundant

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

We have discovered that one of the longest serving members of CRT’s bankside staff has just been made redundant.

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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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