Posts Tagged ‘Canal and River Trust’

Matthew Symonds issues denial

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Although holidaying in Holland, Matthew Symonds made time to issue his first denial via Twitter that he called liveaboard boater ‘gits’.

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Canoe slipway means loss of mooring space on Devizes Wharf – object by 3rd July!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

A planning application by Devizes Canoe Club to build a slipway will result in the loss of what is now permanent mooring space at Lower Wharf, Devizes.If you are concerned about the loss of mooring space, the deadline for objections is July 3rd.

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K&A User Group meeting 23rd April, Devizes

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The next Kennet and Avon Canal User Group Meeting will take place this Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS (beside the Bear Hotel). Doors are open at 6.30 pm and the meeting will take place at 7 pm to 8.30 pm with light refreshments provided.

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Hire boat sinks in lock 11

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

A hire boat has sunk in lock 11 in the Bath flight and locks 7 to 11 are now closed until at least Tuesday.

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CRT meets with hire companies after speeding hire boat complaints

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Following complaints to CRT about the behaviour of hire boaters, CRT is meeting with hire boat companies in Devizes today to try to improve matters.

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Sally Ash tells BaNES liveaboard boaters are forcing out leisure users

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that a meeting took place between CRT and BaNES on 2oth March this year in connection with the Council’s assessment of the inclusion of boat dwellers in its Gypsy, Traveller and Housing Strategy. Reportedly some of the BaNES representatives present were not impressed with CRT.

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Goodbye Robin Evans

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

CRT has appointed a new Chief Executive, Richard Parry, who has held senior positions in the railways including in First Group, London Underground and Transport for London.

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CRT chuggers at Bradford lock for Easter

Friday, March 29th, 2013

CRT chuggers (“charity muggers”) are spending Easter week at Bradford lock. If you see them, you may wish to remind them how much money CRT is spending on unlawful enforcement against boat dwellers without home moorings who do comply with the law.

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CRT spending £500k to reduce our numbers

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

CRT is currently recruiting seven new staff whose main purpose will be to persuade boat dwellers without home moorings to accept “new policies”; making sure that CRT’s “messages are accurately understood by social and print media as well as all those affected by changes ” and “helping to develop understanding of the legal framework within which we exercise our responsibilities as navigation authority”. Seven posts have been advertised; these are three Community Participation Managers and three Towpath Mooring Control Managers for London, the South and the North, plus an Administrator. The total cost is around £500,000.

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Can’t Really Trust’em…

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The recent Memorandum of Understanding between CRT and the Residential Boat Owners Association (RBOA) is a further indication of CRT’s efforts to divide boating organisations and reward those that support its policies while seeking to misrepresent and exclude those that challenge it. CRT has signed memoranda of understanding with the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) and the RBOA to date.

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