Posts Tagged ‘children’

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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K&A boaters join national Boats Are Homes march

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

A group of fourteen boaters from the K&A joined the national Boats Are Homes march on Saturday 8th April 2017. The demonstration was organised in protest against CRT’s unlawful enforcement policy against boaters without home moorings. Boat dwellers from all over the waterways took part. The march was organised by the National Bargee Travellers Association.

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Boats are Homes Protest, Devizes Wharf 4-8pm 15th September

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

On Thursday 15th September at 5pm, CRT Chief Richard Parry will launch a CRT publicity boat at Devizes Wharf SN10 1EB as part of the K&A Waterways Partnership AGM.

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Boaters stage protest against unlawful enforcement policy at CRT’s Devizes office

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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Around 30 boat dwellers without home moorings and supporters from the local community took part in a protest opposite Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) office in Devizes on 6th August 2016.

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Minutes of meeting between boaters, CRT and Michelle Donelan MP published

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

We are now able to publish the minutes of the meeting between liveaboard boaters, Michelle Donelan MP and CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry. The meeting was minuted by Wiltshire Council’s Peter Dunford, Community Engagement Manager for Bradford on Avon. Also included is a record of the discussions. You can download them here:

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BBC Wiltshire to feature boat dwellers’ protest at CRT Devizes office tomorrow

Friday, August 5th, 2016

BBC Radio Wiltshire Breakfast Show will feature tomorrow’s protest against CRT’s punitive and unlawful enforcement policy towards boaters without home moorings. Listen out for the live interview at 7.25am.

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Protest at CRT Devizes office 6th August

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Liveaboard boaters and their supporters are invited to join a protest at Caen Hill, opposite CRT’s office in Devizes at 2.00pm on Saturday 6th August 2016 to express our opposition to CRT’s punitive and unlawful enforcement policy against boaters without home moorings. This policy has seen so many liveaboard boaters on the K&A having their licences restricted to 6 months, threatened with losing their homes, being pressured to give up their homes, and boat children’s education and welfare suffering due to the long distances they are being forced to travel to school.

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Head teacher condemns CRT’s “inhumane” enforcement policy in meeting with MP

Monday, July 4th, 2016

A primary school head condemned CRT’s enforcement policy against boats without home moorings as “inhumane” because of its detrimental effect on boat children, in a meeting between CRT chief Richard Parry and local MP Michelle Donelan.

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Boaters’ Festive Get Together 12th December, Bath

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

There will be a family-friendly festive get together for boaters on Saturday 12th December, 3pm-9pm, at the Love Lounge, The Bell Inn, Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW. The event will include children’s activities, music, information and discussion about what to do if CRT has refused to renew your boat licence for 12 months. There will be time to socialise and sing a few sea shanties too. 

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