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We have Boat Fire Safety packs to give away!

Friday, July 7th, 2017

It’s summer – time to think about making sure your boat is fire safe for next winter! We have 10 Fire Safety packs for boaters who need them, from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Call or text 07928 078208 or email info@boatingcommunity.org.uk to arrange to collect one.

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This week is Boat Fire Safety Week

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be doing some fire safety advice drop-in sessions during Boat Fire Safety Week between 29th May and 3rd June 2017. Firefighters will also be visiting boaters along the Kennet & Avon Canal to offer free safety advice. FREE smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will be available to people who live or work on the water.

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Voter registration forms available at Devizes Wharf, register by 22nd May

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Don’t lose your vote in the election! Voter registration forms for people without a fixed address are available from The Wharf Tea Rooms, Devizes Wharf, Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB. The tea rooms are open every day from 10am to 4pm. Liveaboard boaters are also distributing them along the canal to neighbouring boats. You need to register by 22nd May to vote in the 2017 General Election.

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If you want to vote in the 2017 General Election, register by 22nd May

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

If you want to vote in the General Election on 8th June 2017, you need to register by 22nd May. Anybody who does not have a fixed address can register to vote by declaring a local connection. You can’t register to vote online if you are declaring a local connection.

Here is the voter registration form to download and use in England and Wales Electoral-registration-generic-nfa

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Disabled boaters – know your rights!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

CRT has adopted a standard procedure for assessing and agreeing adjustments to its enforcement procedure for boaters with disabilities.

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What to do if CRT refuses to renew your boat licence for 12 months

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

CRT’s new policy on boaters without home moorings effective from 1st May 2015 has already meant that many boaters have had renewal of their licence for 12 months refused and a six-month or three -month licence offered instead.

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Boat Fire Safety week May 25th to 31st

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Following the tragic death of a boater in a fire on a boat at Hilperton Marsh last November, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is once again sending Boat Fire Safety Advisers cycling along the towpath and to marinas offering FREE boat fire safety checks and smoke alarms. May 25th to 31st is Boat Fire Safety Week throughout the country.

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Don’t lose your right to vote in the General Election

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The election is less than two months away. If you want to vote, liveaboard boaters without a fixed address can register by declaring a local connection. You can download the form below.

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Hardship fund for boat dwellers started by Waterways Chaplaincy

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The Waterways Chaplaincy has started a hardship fund to assist vulnerable boat dwellers. This fund can help with the cost of essential items like fuel or gas, or help boaters on a low income with irregular expenses that they cannot afford.

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Wiltshire boat fire safety visits start again

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has started making boat fire safety visits to boats on the towpath again. Fire fighter Michael Franklin provided this update:

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