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

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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Next week is boat fire safety week in Wiltshire

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

The boat fire safety advisor from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be visiting boaters along the Kennet & Avon Canal as part of boat safety week next week. Rob Buckland, who used to live on a narrowboat, will be travelling along the Wiltshire stretch of the canal between May 31 and June 5 to offer free fire safety advice and free smoke detectors to boaters.

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Three new pages for our web site

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Kennet and Avon Boating Community has added three new pages to the web site –  Report BW Abuse, K&A Nature Watch and Useful Contacts.

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Three coal boats on K&A

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

There are now three coal and diesel boats trading on the Kennet and Avon canal, selling diesel and a variety of solid fuel, gas, logs and other items:

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Liveaboard Boaters Gathering, Pewsey, April 13-15

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Low Impact Life Onboard (LILO) is hosting a Spring Gathering of Boaters near Pewsey on the Kennet & Avon. All boaters are welcome . It’ll be an informal affair –  a chance for boaters to share news and skills. There will be plenty of camping space available for those who decide not to bring their boats to the gathering. To book your place and find out the exact location and details about camping, contact or register at

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All liveaboard boaters invited to take part in Wiltshire Council project

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Wiltshire Council is running a new project called ‘Boaters’ Voices’. It is part of ‘Wiltshire Voices’ which aims to raise awareness of the needs and rights of under-represented groups in Wiltshire. All liveaboard boaters are invited to be part of this project if you are in Wiltshire either temporarily or permanently. If you want to take part, please come to a meeting and hot supper on Monday 27thFebruary, 6.30-8.30pm at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes.

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Boat Fire Safety Advisor out and about this week

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s boat fire safety advisor Rob Buckland is out on the K and A in Wiltshire this week offering free smoke detectors and fire safety advice. This is the first time the Fire Service has done this in winter.

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