Posts Tagged ‘CRT continuous cruising policy’

Boats Are Homes campaign stall in Bradford on Avon, Sat 18th March

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Liveaboard boaters on the K&A are to hold an information and campaign stall in Lamb Yard, Bradford on Avon BA15 1FG on Saturday 18th March 2017 from 10am to 4pm.

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More facilities and skips planned for K&A while CRT seeks review of Biffa contract

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

More facilities for boaters are planned on the K&A. In a meeting between K&A Manager Mark Evans and representatives of liveaboard boaters in which refuse and sewage disposal facilities, water taps and maintenance were discussed, Mr Evans said he was looking at providing an extra water tap on the eastern end of the canal, possibly at Thatcham.

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Support from BaNES Council: more liveaboard boaters needed to help build on a positive start

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Boater Sam Worrall, who works for Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service, spoke at the BaNES council meeting on 15th September 2016 to explain the adverse effects of CRT’s unlawful enforcement against liveaboard boaters and the lack of facilities along the canal and River Avon. She asked the Council to recognise, support and consider liveaboard boaters in its policy and planning.

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Boats are Homes Protest, Devizes Wharf 4-8pm 15th September

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

On Thursday 15th September at 5pm, CRT Chief Richard Parry will launch a CRT publicity boat at Devizes Wharf SN10 1EB as part of the K&A Waterways Partnership AGM.

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NBTA to hold volunteer caseworker training and first meeting of NBTA Kennet and Avon group, 11th September, Bradford on Avon

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) is to hold a Volunteer Caseworker Training Session for liveaboard boaters and their supporters at 11am to 5pm on Sunday 11th September 2016 followed by the first meeting of NBTA Kennet and Avon group at 5.15pm, in Bradford on Avon Youth and Community Centre, Kennet Gardens, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LE.

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Boaters stage protest against unlawful enforcement policy at CRT’s Devizes office

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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Around 30 boat dwellers without home moorings and supporters from the local community took part in a protest opposite Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) office in Devizes on 6th August 2016.

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Minutes of meeting between boaters, CRT and Michelle Donelan MP published

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

We are now able to publish the minutes of the meeting between liveaboard boaters, Michelle Donelan MP and CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry. The meeting was minuted by Wiltshire Council’s Peter Dunford, Community Engagement Manager for Bradford on Avon. Also included is a record of the discussions. You can download them here:

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BBC Wiltshire to feature boat dwellers’ protest at CRT Devizes office tomorrow

Friday, August 5th, 2016

BBC Radio Wiltshire Breakfast Show will feature tomorrow’s protest against CRT’s punitive and unlawful enforcement policy towards boaters without home moorings. Listen out for the live interview at 7.25am.

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Protest at CRT Devizes office 6th August

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Liveaboard boaters and their supporters are invited to join a protest at Caen Hill, opposite CRT’s office in Devizes at 2.00pm on Saturday 6th August 2016 to express our opposition to CRT’s punitive and unlawful enforcement policy against boaters without home moorings. This policy has seen so many liveaboard boaters on the K&A having their licences restricted to 6 months, threatened with losing their homes, being pressured to give up their homes, and boat children’s education and welfare suffering due to the long distances they are being forced to travel to school.

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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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