New schedule for K&A boaters action group

The K&A boaters action group will meet every two months on the second Monday from this summer, with the next meeting on Monday 14th August 2017 at 7.30pm. The venue will be announced nearer the time. The new schedule reflects both the increased awareness and knowledge amongst boat dwellers without home moorings of how to challenge unlawful CRT enforcement and also the availability of more support for those who need it.

The August meeting of the boaters action group will focus on the forthcoming national consultation by CRT to review its boat licensing system. The following meeting, on 9th October 2017, will concentrate on organising towpath tidies and similar efforts over the winter, to be done when the vegetation has died down.

The K&A boaters action group was formed in May 2012 with the aim of defending and promoting the boating community on the K&A.

The K&A boaters action group meetings will still provide information and advice to any boater who needs it about CRT enforcement against boaters without home moorings and about CRT enforcement letters, texts or emails. You can contact info@boatingcommunity.org.uk or 07928 078208 for information about the boaters action group or for information and advice about CRT enforcement. We look forward to seeing you at the August meeting.

Advice, help and support about CRT enforcement, access to healthcare and benefits and other issues is also available from the following:

National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA), who have several caseworkers/ activists and a number of members on the K&A:
0118 321 4128; secretariat@bargee-traveller.org.uk; www.bargee-traveller.org.uk

Julian House Travelling Communities Support (if you are in the BaNES Council area or the western K&A):
07960 097719; samw@julianhouse.org.uk; http://www.julianhouse.org.uk/projects-and-services/travelling-communities-support.htm

Waterways Chaplaincy, who have several chaplains on the K&A:
07717 813682; waterways@workplacematters.org.uk; www.waterwayschaplaincy.org.uk

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