Posts Tagged ‘children’

Please respond to Wiltshire Gypsy and Traveller strategy consultation survey by 12th March

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Wiltshire Council is consulting on its future Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boater (GRT&B) strategy. Please make sure that the voices and views of the liveaboard boater community are heard by completing this online survey by 5pm next Thursday 12th March 2020. The survey is here https://surveys.wiltshire.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=158134588690

The survey asks for your comments on the Council’s draft 2020-25 strategy for the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boater communities in its area. You can download the 14-page draft strategy here Draft-gypsy-roma-traveller-and-boater-strategy-2020-2025-for-wiltshire

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Two surveys of interest to liveaboard boaters

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Two Traveller organisations, Friends, Families and Travellers and Traveller Pride are currently running surveys that liveaboard boaters may wish to complete.

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Canal Kids Christmas party and Floaty Boat Fund Solstice party, tomorrow 20th December

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The Canal Kids Christmas party and the Floaty Boat Fund Solstice party will take place tomorrow, Friday 20th December 2019, both at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE.

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Government consultation on Home Education – ends 24th June 2019

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Department for Education is carrying out a consultation on setting up a compulsory registration and monitoring scheme of children who are educated at home or not in mainstream schools. It closes on 24th June 2019.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group, 8th April, Devizes

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 8th April 2019 at 7.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU, by lock 48. All are welcome.

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Canal Kids Christmas Party and Floaty Boat Fund Launch Party, 14th December, Bradford on Avon

Monday, December 10th, 2018

It will be Christmas party time for boaters of all ages on 14th December 2018. The Floaty Boat Fund is to be launched with a Christmas Party at 7pm-midnight at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE.

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Liveaboard family negotiate term time cruising pattern with CRT

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

At least one liveaboard family without a home mooring has successfully negotiated a Term Time Cruising Pattern with CRT.

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CRT to re-brand as ‘wellbeing’ organisation

Friday, April 13th, 2018

CRT is currently attempting to re-brand itself as an organisation promoting well-being. The purpose of the re-branding is to raise funds from local authorities and the NHS for the promotion of health and well-being of the general population. However CRT appears to have no intention of safeguarding the well-being of boat dwellers, even vulnerable ones.

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Canal kids and adults Xmas parties, 22nd December, Bradford on Avon

Monday, December 18th, 2017

There will be a Christmas party for boaters’ children at the Canal Tavern, Bradford on Avon, on Friday 22nd December 2017 at 4pm to 7pm, followed by an adults’ party at 8pm with music from folk shanty artists Jassy and Ted.

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If you have school age children, tell CRT you require a reduced cruising pattern in term time

Friday, September 8th, 2017

On 14th February 2017 the Waterways Ombudsman stated in a case report (Case no 933) that CRT intended in the coming weeks to publish “illustrative cruising patterns” for liveaboard boaters with school age children. In the Navigation Advisory Group meeting of 13th February 2017, former Head of Boating Mike Grimes stated: “We’re looking at putting together and publish soon some example compliant movement patterns that boaters with children could look at to help inform their movement patterns”.

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