Posts Tagged ‘community’

K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting postponed due to coronavirus

Monday, April 6th, 2020

The K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting that was due to take place on 20th April 2020, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the closure of canalside pubs for the duration of the lockdown. The next Boaters’ Action Group meeting, scheduled for 8th June, may take place depending on the lockdown situation.

The Boaters’ Action Group can be contacted on 07928 078208 or
info@boatingcommunity.org.uk

If you are self-isolating or ill and need help with shopping or anything else, or if you want to volunteer to help liveaboard boaters during the coronavirus lockdown, see
http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/covid-19-community-support-for-ka-liveaboards-is-now-in-action/

Visitor mooring and BSS limits extended but CRT refuses to close towpaths

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

CRT has extended the period that boaters can stay on some visitor moorings for 14 days due to the suspension of all but essential boat movements following the Government’s Covid-19 lock-down announcement. Where visitor moorings revert to 14 days in winter, this will now be extended up to 14th April, when CRT will review its suspension of the 14-day rule.

The Boat Safety Scheme is also allowing temporary extension to boat safety certificates for those boats that require an examination in the period up to 14th April. The notice from the Boat Safety Scheme is here NR20-001_COVID-19_BSS_Temporary_Suspension-FINAL

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Covid-19 community support for K&A liveaboards is now in action

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Here is a message from Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service who are co-ordinating support to the liveaboard community between Hanham and Wootton Rivers during the coronavirus crisis. Alice Young says:

“Here is a map showing where your Community Coordinators will be coordinating practical support to boaters and their phone numbers. Check where you’re moored and note the relevant name and number.

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Coronavirus support on the K&A is up and running but more volunteers are needed

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service is setting up a community help plan for liveaboards affected by Covid-19 (coronavirus) between Hanham and Wootton Rivers. They will also make any ideas and resources available so boaters further afield can replicate them. They are looking for willing, healthy community members who can self-organise to support people’s basic needs and give practical help where needed. At the moment they particularly need more volunteers in the Long Pound between Coate Bridge and Wootton Rivers.

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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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K&A Boaters’ Action Group, 10th February, Honeystreet

Friday, January 31st, 2020

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 10th February 2020 at 7.30pm in the Snug bar at the Barge Inn, Honeystreet SN9 5PS. All are welcome.

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Reminder, K&A Boaters’ Action Group tomorrow 9th December, Devizes

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Reminder, the next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be tomorrow, Monday 9th December 2019 at 7.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU, between locks 47 and 48. All are welcome.

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Boaters’ outreach cafe, Dundas, 3rd December

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

On Tuesday December 3rd 2019, the Boaters’ Outreach Cafe run by Julian House and Canal Ministries will be at Dundas Basin from 11am to 3pm on nb Litania.

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K&A Winter Floating Fayre, Bradford on Avon, 29th Nov-1st Dec

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

There will be a Winter Floating Fayre at Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon from Friday evening 29th November to Sunday 1st December 2019. Trading boats will be selling a wide and eclectic range of traditional canal crafts, art, handmade clothes, food, drink and much more. Come along on Friday at 7pm for the Festive Boat Lights Switch-On when the Cross Guns singers will be singing carols and sea shanties and there will be mulled wine, roast chestnuts and hot food.

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Research into canal boat dwelling in London and South West England

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Professor Richard Yarwood (Plymouth University) and Dr Agatha Herman (Cardiff University) are carrying out research into Canal boat dwelling: Homes, Welfare and Mobile Citizenship on Britain’s Canals. They are particularly interested in issues around homes, families, welfare and citizenship and they would love to hear your stories as these will help them better understand the benefits and challenges you experience.

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