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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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Join us at 9th January demo to hand in bin petition to Wadworths

Monday, December 17th, 2018

On Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 12pm to 2pm there will be a demonstration outside Wadworths Brewery, 41-45 Northgate Street, Devizes SN10 1JW to hand in the petition calling for CRT and Wadworths to re-instate the boaters’ rubbish bins at the Bridge Inn, Horton.

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, this Tuesday 27th November

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

There will be a Boat Fire Safety presentation at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes (between locks 47 and 48 on the Caen Hill flight) this Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 7pm. There will also be one on 4th December 2018 at 6.30pm at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving comprehensive advice on how to make your boat as fire safe as possible and what to do in case of fire, including FREE SMOKE DETECTORS AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS!!

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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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