There will be a national Boats Are Homes demonstration in London on Saturday 8th April 2017. Transport will be available from the K&A – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07928 078208.
The march will demand that Canal & River Trust (CRT) stops evicting or threatening to evict boaters without home moorings based on their distance or pattern of travel. The right to use and live on a boat without a home mooring on CRT waterways is enshrined in the British Waterways Act 1995. CRT’s ‘rules’ are not supported by the law, which does not state a minimum distance that must be travelled to prevent CRT seizing your home. Please join this demonstration if you can. Assemble at at 12 noon at Victoria Embankment Gardens, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NS for a march to Downing Street and on to DEFRA in Smith Square.
In 2016 boaters handed a petition to Number 10 Downing Street, signed by almost 30,000 people, opposing CRT’s punitive and unlawful ‘rules’. The Government has not done anything to stop CRT; the Prime Minister passed the petition to DEFRA which in turn referred us back to CRT, which refuses to change its policy. Let’s keep up the pressure! Join us on the march to Number 10 with an even bigger petition and then to DEFRA to tell them we will not be fobbed off! The Government must take responsibility for keeping CRT in check.
The march will also demand that CRT stops the imposition of mooring time limits of less than 14 days; abandons its plan to charge for bookable moorings and stops selling off our waterways. We want proper maintenance of locks, bridges and waterway banks; more mooring rings; more water taps and more sanitary facilities. Join us in defending the boat dweller community!
Please sign and encourage others to sign, share and tweet this petition
Please help to make sure everyone knows about this demonstration by downloading and printing the leaflet above and handing it out around to boats in your area or display in your window or somewhere prominent. If you want some sent to your postal address then please contact email@example.com or 07928 078208. It’s fine to print it in black and white.