Posts Tagged ‘CRT’

Coronavirus: CRT extends boat licences by one month

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Canal & River Trust (CRT) is extending all private boat licences by one month in response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

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Covid-19: CRT closes Caen Hill flight until further notice

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

CRT yesterday (24th March 2020) made the decision to close the Caen Hill flight between locks 29 and 44 until further notice as part of its response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, to protect its staff and ensure they are only sent to deal with the most critical tasks. The last boats were admitted at 10am yesterday.

The K&A is also closed at lock 52 at Wootton Rivers due to a broken gate, until further notice.

On Monday CRT suspended the 14-day rule until 14th April 2020 and boat sightings are not being taken during this period. This will be reviewed in mid-April.

CRT is also telling the public that if they use the towpath for their daily exercise or journey to undertake essential work, to avoid any stretches with boats moored against the towpath, and strictly observe social distancing at all times, following the latest advice from Government.

See https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

See also http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/crt-suspends-14-day-limit-until-mid-april-due-to-uk-coronavirus-lock-down/

CRT making contingency plans for “second dry winter” as ground water levels only just recover

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

CRT is making plans for a second dry winter following the driest year on recent record during 2017, according to a Freedom of Information response.

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Floating market this weekend 29th-30th July, Bradford on Avon

Monday, July 24th, 2017

There will be a floating market at Bradford on Avon Lower Wharf this weekend, 29th-30th July. Many of the K&A’s talented craftspeople, artists and traders will be selling their wares from 10am to 6pm this Saturday and Sunday.

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Matthew Symonds issues denial

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Although holidaying in Holland, Matthew Symonds made time to issue his first denial via Twitter that he called liveaboard boater ‘gits’.

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CRT Relationship Manager: liveaboards are “gits”

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

CRT’s Relationship, Policy and Strategy Manager Matthew Symonds, whose job includes maintaining relationships with boaters, recently described liveaboard boaters as “gits”.

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Boaters meet with hire companies over ASB stag parties

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Last year over 150 people, mostly liveaboard boaters, signed a letter to Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire police forces about the concerns of liveaboard boaters, leisure boaters and residents along the western end of the K&A about the activities and behaviour of some hire boat groups, especially stag and hen parties.

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Skippers Wanted

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

A wonderful opportunity to do some boating in a different part of the country and get involved in a very worthwhile project.

We need to find 3 experienced steerers, no certificates needed, for a project that involves taking a group of young people from Birmingham to Manchester for a dance performance on hire boats. This is the first two weeks of July.

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Looking Glass Eyes and the Laws of Physics

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Life along the Kennet and Avon canal has of late adopted a gently surreal Kafkaesque tone.

The latest offering from the CART is a letter telling people they haven’t ‘moved through enough neighbourhoods’ in the last three months. it ends with a black edged obituary box stating “YOU ARE AT RISK OF LOSING YOUR BOAT’.

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CRT legal director who wasted £250,000 and six years decides to “retire early”

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Nigel Johnson, CRT’s legal and corporate services director will retire at the end of 2013 according to a CRT press release. This is surprising, because it was announced last year in a review of directors’ pay and roles that he would retire at the end of 2014. Mr Johnson was responsible for CRT spending around £250,000 on BW/ CRT’s failed six-year court battle with Nigel Moore over a section 8 order in Brentford.

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