Resources

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

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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Can you help to deliver voter registration forms this week?

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The K&A boaters action group has a big pile of voter registration forms that we would like to deliver to as many boats as we can this week, starting tomorrow (Monday 18th March). We need some help doing this!! If you can cycle along a stretch of towpath delivering these forms, please ring/text 07928 078208 or email info@boatingcommunity.org.uk

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Boaters’ Voices film online now

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

The Boaters’ Voices film is online now. You can watch it via either of the links below.

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Boaters’ Voices DVD launch, 14th November, Devizes

Monday, November 12th, 2012

New Waterways Ombudsman

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

The current Waterways Ombudsman, Hilary Bainbridge, will step down at the end of this month. A new Ombudsman has been appointed who will start work on 1st November 2012.

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BoACAN Open Day invitation 14 July

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Bradford on Avon Community Area Network (BoACAN) is co-hosting an open day and live music on 14th July in and around ‘The Hub’ in Lamb Yard, Kingston Mills, to co-incide with the launch of ”Made in Bradford on Avon’.

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