Posts Tagged ‘continuous cruising’

CRT drops Section 8 cases following Court of Appeal judgement

Friday, December 29th, 2017

CRT earlier this year stayed Section 8 cases against two boat dwellers without permanent moorings, Matthew Jones and Christopher McKendrick, following the Court of Appeal judgement in Matthew Jones’s favour on 7th March 2017, we can now reveal. The Consent Order sealed by Bristol County Court on 23rd May 2017 shows that CRT reached a settlement with Matthew Jones. Both Mr Jones and Mr McKendrick have now re-licensed their boats without a permanent mooring. Their homes are not now under threat of being seized by the charity. Both had been deemed by CRT not to have moved “far enough”.

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Meeting to fill in CRT licence consultation, 11th December, Bradford on Avon

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 11th December 2017 at 7.30pm in the Canal Tavern, 49 Frome Rd, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE.  We will have lots of paper copies of the CRT Boat Licence Review questionnaire so that anyone who hasn’t responded yet can fill one in. The consultation closes on 18th December so it’s your last chance to get your views in. CRT is proposing to increase the cost of a boat licence without a home mooring, so it’s really important that the views of boaters without a home mooring are represented in this consultation.

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Full example response to CRT Boat Licence Review consultation

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

We publish here a full example response to Stage 3 of CRT’s Boat Licence Review consultation Example full response CRT licence consultation 2017.

Here also is a pdf copy of the blank questionnaire for anyone who prefers to print and complete the questionnaire on paper Print version CRT survey

Here is a Word version of the survey to complete electronically and send by email CRT Licence Consultation word version

If emailing, please send the completed survey to info@tonic.org.uk or you can print it and post it to “Freepost TONIC” (you do not need to use a stamp).

Paper questionnaires should be posted to “Freepost TONIC” (you do not need to use a stamp). The deadline for both paper and online responses is midnight on Monday 18th December 2017.

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, 13th November

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

There will be a Boat Fire Safety presentation at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU (between locks 47 and 48), on Monday 13th November 2017 at 7.30pm. There will also be one in the Bath area later this winter, the date is to be confirmed.

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Important – please respond to CRT’s boat licensing review consultation by 18th December 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Boaters may have received an email or a letter from CRT with a link for the consultation questionnaire for CRT’s review of boat licensing.

This consultation contains two proposals to increase the cost of a boat licence without a home mooring. There is no legal justification for this. Increasing the licence fee for boaters without a home mooring will drive some of our community off the canal and into homelessness.

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Boat Fire Safety talk, 16th October, Bradford on Avon and more planned

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Three Boat Fire Safety presentations are planned this winter so far. The first is this Monday 16th October 2017 at 7.30pm at the Canal Tavern, below the lock in Bradford on Avon.

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Autumn Actions! K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting, 9th Oct, Devizes

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7.30pm in the Function Room at the Bell By The Green, Estcourt Street, Devizes SN10 1LQ (next to Morrisons and opposite the Green). All are welcome.

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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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