Resources

a place where you might find, for instance, example responses to BW letters or a tip on how to test your batteries.

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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Boater writes cruising log app

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

A boater has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of inaccurate boat sighting information by CRT leading to enforcement action. John Quinlan has written an app called CruisingLog that uses GPS to record your boat movements.

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Register now if you want to vote in the 2014 European election

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Liveaboard boaters have the right to vote even though we may not have a fixed address. There will be European Parliament elections on May 22nd this year. If you fill in and send back the electoral registration form before the deadline of May 6th 2014, you will be added to the electoral roll in time to vote. You can download the registration form here.

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Boat fire safety week

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

This week is boat fire safety week. The boat fire safety advisor from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be visiting boaters along the Kennet and Avon Canal to give free smoke detectors and fire safety advice.

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