Posts Tagged ‘14 day rule’

CRT publish kilometre lengths three months after start of new enforcement policy

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Following a Freedom of Information request, CRT has published a list and an interactive map of kilometre lengths for all of the waterways that it owns or manages.

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Short Term Licences

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Here is the internal CRT document that outlines the process by which a customer is required to take out a short term licence and the steps from there to a Section 8 action.

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Minimum distance for cc’ers is unlawful according to Section 8 judgement

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Usually when CRT wins a Section 8 case it publishes the judgement (if there is one) on its web site. However, it made an exception in the case it won against Geoffrey Mayers, the reason being that this judgement confirms that it would be unlawful for CRT to set a minimum distance that continuous cruisers must travel to comply with the law. The Judge also stated that a boat with a home mooring does not have to actually use its mooring, something else that CRT would prefer us not to know about.

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Lies, damned lies and CRT boat sightings

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

A boater has carried out an evaluation of the statistics on boat movement in CRT’s first quarterly report on the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan. Our correspondent reports:

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Looking Glass Eyes and the Laws of Physics

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Life along the Kennet and Avon canal has of late adopted a gently surreal Kafkaesque tone.

The latest offering from the CART is a letter telling people they haven’t ‘moved through enough neighbourhoods’ in the last three months. it ends with a black edged obituary box stating “YOU ARE AT RISK OF LOSING YOUR BOAT’.

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CRT ‘places’ maps were leaked

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has confirmed the suspicions of many that CRT had not intended to publish the ‘places’ maps in August. Boaters who wanted to find out more were nonplussed by the absence of announcements on the CRT web site.

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CRT ‘publish’ map of places

Friday, August 15th, 2014

In direct contradiction of an undertaking given to the boating organisations, CRT has published a map of places in an attempt to define the word ‘place’ as used in Section 17 3 c ii of the 1995 British Waterways Act, deliberately left ambiguous by Parliament.

This document outlines the procedure

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CRT to appoint Welfare Officer

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Following much adverse publicity about evictions of vulnerable, elderly, ill and disabled boat dwellers, CRT has agreed to appoint a Boater Welfare Liaison Manager for an initial period of 12 months.

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The court transcript CRT doesn’t want you to read

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) has recently published the transcript of hearing of the judicial review by Nick Brown of the Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring on its web site. CRT claimed in response to a Freedom of Information request by Allan Richards that copyright issues prevent CRT from releasing the transcript to the public. This is misleading.

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Last Request of retiring Head of Boating: our analysis of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Here we bring you our analysis of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan. We start with the issue of what will happen when the 12-month trial period ends on 1st May 2015, because CRT’s statements about this indicate that something is amiss with the policy of Local Mooring Strategies.

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