Posts Tagged ‘continuous cruising’

Council’s Devizes Wharf plans will affect boaters – please attend meeting 18th September

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Wiltshire Council’s plans to develop land at Devizes Wharf will affect boaters. Plans for a footpath between Lock 50 and the Wharf Theatre could reduce mooring space and adversely impact all boaters. Please attend the Devizes Area Board meeting on 18th September and make your concerns known.

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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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Why car parking has become more important for liveaboards

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Please respond to Mead Lane consultation below

As liveaboard boaters without home moorings are being unlawfully forced by CRT to travel longer distances to avoid having our homes seized and removed, many of us have also been forced to use cars to get to work and take children to school, when previously we could rely on cycling and public transport. Many are now having to travel to work or school from places that are much further away, including rural Wiltshire and Berkshire, where public transport is poor or non-existent.

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K&A Boaters Action Group meeting, 14th August, Seend

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday August 14th 2017 at 7.30pm at the Brewery Inn, 69 Seend Cleeve, SN12 6PX – a short walk up the hill from locks 18 and 19. All are welcome. This meeting will focus on CRT’s consultation on changes to boat licensing. We also have 6 Boat Fire Safety Packs to give away (we can get more if people need them).

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River Avon boaters needed to represent liveaboards at River Users Forum, 11th July, Saltford

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

A few more liveaboard boaters are needed to attend the River Avon Users Forum meetings to represent the boating community. The next meeting is on Tuesday 11th July at 7.30pm in Saltford Rowing Club, Bath Road, Saltford, BS31 3JS (next to Saltford Marina).

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New schedule for K&A boaters action group

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The K&A boaters action group will meet every two months on the second Monday from this summer, with the next meeting on Monday 14th August 2017 at 7.30pm.

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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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This week is Boat Fire Safety Week

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be doing some fire safety advice drop-in sessions during Boat Fire Safety Week between 29th May and 3rd June 2017. Firefighters will also be visiting boaters along the Kennet & Avon Canal to offer free safety advice. FREE smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will be available to people who live or work on the water.

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Boaters invited to K&A Canal East meeting, 1st June, Wootton Rivers

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Liveaboard boaters are invited to the Kennet & Avon Canal East Meeting on 1st June 2017 at 6pm for 6.30pm at Wootton Rivers Village Hall. These twice-yearly meetings were set up by Pewsey Community Area Partnership in 2014 to discuss and resolve issues regarding the K&A Canal that affected boaters and local residents in the villages along the canal.

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Voter registration forms available at Devizes Wharf, register by 22nd May

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Don’t lose your vote in the election! Voter registration forms for people without a fixed address are available from The Wharf Tea Rooms, Devizes Wharf, Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB. The tea rooms are open every day from 10am to 4pm. Liveaboard boaters are also distributing them along the canal to neighbouring boats. You need to register by 22nd May to vote in the 2017 General Election.

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