Liveaboard boaters are invited to a Community Basic Life Support and Defibrillator training session in Great Bedwyn Village Hall, Frog Lane, Great Bedwyn on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start.
As it happens, we will get it out to you.
The last Boat Fire Safety Talk of this winter will be on Monday 12th March 2018 at 7.30pm at the George Inn, on the K&A canal in Bathampton. The George is under new management. The talk will be in the function room at the back of the pub.
Avon 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.
Outreach boat at Darlington Wharf, 6th March – come and fix your bike with help from Julian House bike workshopThursday, March 1st, 2018
The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat will be at Darlington Wharf in Bath next Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 12 noon to 4pm (weather permitting). The main attraction is a bicycle repair workshop where Mark, the mechanic from Julian House Community Bicycle Workshop will help and provide tools for you to fix your bike and teach you some bike repair skills. Also Claire Brown will be aboard conducting a yarn-bombing session.
The K&A could be split into two waterway regions with the western end to Froxfield being run from Gloucester and the eastern end managed from London, after CRT announced on 7th December 2017 that it would restructure its management. The K&A Waterway Partnership met CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry earlier this month to try to persuade CRT that running the K&A from two different offices would be disastrous for the canal and the people who live and work on it. Mr Parry heard their case but made no promises.
Darlington Wharf bin compound did not have planning consent says K&A manager – but CRT to install bins at Newbury WharfThursday, February 15th, 2018
The removal of the bins at Darlington Wharf in Bath a month ago has inconvenienced boaters to such an extent that Julian House Travelling Community Support service met with Bath Waterspace Project Co-ordinator Cleo Newcombe-Jones today (15th February 2018) to discuss rubbish bins and overall facilities provision on the K&A within the BaNES Council area.
A group of 10 live-aboard boaters cleared around 25 bags of litter from the K&A yesterday (Sunday 11th February). The team picked up rubbish from the towpath, hedges and ditches between Semington and Bradford on Avon Marina. The boaters also removed bulky items such as bicycles and rubble.
The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 12th February 2018 at 7.30pm at the Somerset Arms, High St, Semington BA14 6JR, a 5 minute walk south from the canal bridge. All are welcome. The meeting aims to plan what action to take if CRT announces an increase in licence fees for boats without a home mooring.
Liveaboard boaters are organising a towpath tidy between Semington and Hilperton on Sunday 11th February 2018. Everyone is welcome. Please join us at the canal bridge at Semington (160) at 11.30 am for an 11.45 am start. We aim to litterpick between Seend Park swing bridge (155) and Hilperton Marina. This is around a 3.5 mile stretch so we will need lots of people!
We received this message from Pete and Sully in Wootton Rivers a while ago: “It’s not every day you meet a super hero, so imagine our surprise when my grandson came running in telling us Spiderman was on the lock gate at Brimslade. He is obviously on his holidays and supporting the Kennet and Avon boating community in their fight against injustice. Good on him”.