Posts Tagged ‘continuous cruisers’

Boaters improve slippery towpaths

Monday, November 27th, 2017

During the last week of November 2017, liveaboard boaters carried out improvements to the towpath in Horton where it is uneven and becomes very slippery and unsafe in winter. Seven people helped to barrow and shovel scalpings and gravel onto the towpath near Horton Bridge and on the approach to Horton Chain Bridge.

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We have Boat Fire Safety packs to give away!

Friday, July 7th, 2017

It’s summer – time to think about making sure your boat is fire safe for next winter! We have 10 Fire Safety packs for boaters who need them, from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Call or text 07928 078208 or email info@boatingcommunity.org.uk to arrange to collect one.

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“A Travelling Life” art exhibition June 12th to 16th, Bath

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service is holding an art exhibition as part of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month this June 2017. The exhibition includes paintings, photography and crafts by members of the local Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boater communities.

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Boaters needed to attend Pewsey area Canal Forum, 23rd November

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

There will be a Canal Forum meeting between local residents and Parish Councils in the Pewsey area and boaters next Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at Stanton St Bernard Village Hall at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. This is a continuation of the previous meetings in 2014 and 2015 chaired by CRT in the Pewsey Vale to resolve issues between local residents and canal users, especially liveaboard boaters. Please come to this meeting, especially if you regularly moor your boat in the Long Pound.

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An open letter to Matthew Symonds and CRT

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Following Matthew Symonds’ denial on Twitter that he referred to liveaboard boaters as “gits”, one of the former colleagues who overheard him say so has written the open letter below to Mr Symonds and CRT Customer Feedback. Headed “An Open Letter Re: Article: ‘CRT Relationship Manager: Liveaboards are ‘gits’, K&A Boating Community website, 30th April 2016”, Yaz Brien writes:

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Battlelines drawn

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Nick Brown of NBTA met with CRT yesterday. This is his summary of that meeting.

“Meeting with CRT in MK: Head of Legal (Jackie Lewis), another of the Legal Team (Tom Deards), Head of Boating (Mike Grimes) and Matthew Symonds.

We are still mulling over the conclusions but suffice to say the meeting didn’t go well they conceded very little (if anything).

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