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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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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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