Posts Tagged ‘consultation’

Government consultation on red diesel, ends 30th June

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The Government has been running a consultation on the use of red diesel, which opened in March 2017 and closes on 30th June 2017.

The consultation document gives a list of uses of red diesel which includes ships and private pleasure craft, but makes no mention of boat dwellers. If you think it is important that the Government fully recognises the use made of red diesel by liveaboard boaters, please respond.

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K&A Boaters Action Group next meet 12th June, Horton

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters Action Group will be on Monday 12th June, 7.30pm – 9pm at the Bridge Inn, Horton Rd, Devizes SN10 2JS. The meeting is mainly to discuss the CRT boat licensing review/ consultation.

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BaNES towpath consultation deadline is 11th September

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The deadline for the consultation about BaNES Council’s plans to upgrade the towpath along the K&A between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton is 11th September. There is an online questionnaire and detailed information about the Council’s plans here http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/consultations/kennet-and-avon-canal-towpath-improvement

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BaNES to hold consultation sessions on towpath upgrade

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Following pressure from local residents, towpath users and some boaters, BaNES Council is holding two public consultation sessions on 28th and 29th August regarding its plans to upgrade the towpath along the Kennet & Avon Canal between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton.

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Resist CRT’s changes to boat licence conditions: respond by 31st March

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

On 30th January, CRT announced changes to the boat licence terms and conditions which it claims are not “a significant change of policy by the Trust”. However, many of these changes seek to unlawfully remove the rights of boaters contrary to the British Waterways Act 1995. To the extent that the changes are unlawful, they also fall foul of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, and some of the proposed changes breach the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Visitor moorings to become 14 days in winter

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

CRT has released information about its new visitor mooring framework which confirms that most visitor moorings will revert to 14 days between 1st November and 31st March, unless there are strong reasons against this.

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Consultation on bus service cuts in Pewsey Vale ends 10th December

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Wiltshire Council is running a consultation until 10th December on proposed cuts to bus services in the Pewsey Vale.

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Liveaboards needed to attend K&A Partnership AGM this Wednesday 12th November

Monday, November 10th, 2014

The K&A Local Waterway Partnership is holding its Annual Meeting this Wednesday, 12th November 2014. It will be at Bath Cricket Club, North Parade Bridge Road, Bath BA2 4EX from 7pm to 8.30pm. There is an open invitation to this meeting; contact Alison Jordan, alison.jordan@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 01380 737907 if you want to go.

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CRT moorings consultation sparks angry petition

Friday, October 17th, 2014

CRT is holding another consultation on methods for allocation of its directly managed moorings, but despite the previous consultation in 2008 showing overwhelming opposition to the principle of an auction system, it is refusing to even consider abandoning the auctions. In addition, the consultation only runs for one month, in contravention of the law on consultations. If you oppose the mooring auctions, please respond to the consultation before 3rd November expressing your opposition. Send your response to mooring.updates@canalrivertrust.org.uk. Or make a formal complaint.

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How much has Sally Ash cost boaters?

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Sally Ash, the unpopular Head of Boating, finally retires at the end of this month after 38 years working for BW and CRT. She joined BW as a researcher in 1976 following a Masters degree at Reading University. Here we take a look back at some of her activities and the cost of her career both to boaters and to her employers, not only in financial terms but also in goodwill, time and effort.

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