Posts Tagged ‘Drifters Leisure Limited’

Sally Ash rewarded for ruining the lives of boat dwellers

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Sally Ash, who as CRT/BW Head of Boating did so much to ruin the lives of boat dwellers without home moorings, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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Sally Ash to go! (not an April Fool)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

We have just heard that Sally Ash, CRT’s Head of Boating, dubbed the ‘Wicked Witch of Watford’ and ‘Cruella De Vil’ by boaters for her efforts over many years to destroy the lives of liveaboard continuous cruisers, is to retire at the end of June this year.

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CRT web site misleads the public again about continuous cruising

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Sally Ash has posted a new article on CRT’s web site that seeks to discourage people from exercising the right to live on a boat without a home mooring that all CRT licence holders enjoy. “Spreading the word about the demands of living afloat” misinforms people, saying that the law does not allow them to “simply to move around within a small area” and blames continuous cruisers for spoiling everybody’s enjoyment of the waterways.

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CRT rejects offer to remove articles in libel threat

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The CRT has rejected the offer to remove the articles on this web site that it alleges are defamatory.

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CRT threaten our web site with libel

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This web site’s Editor received a letter from CRT recently threatening to take court proceedings for libel against the web site because of statements made in articles revealing and commenting about BW/CRT’s relationship with hire boat holiday brokers Drifters Leisure Limited.

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CRT says Drifters shares are insignificant

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The CRT has been keen to emphasise that its interest in the hire boat holiday marketing consortium Drifters Leisure Limited is insignificant.

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Some interesting search results

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

We thought it would be nice for those of us who are interested in Drifters and their contribution to the boat hire industry to see how well they are doing their job.

It is obvious to anyone concerned with marketing tourism and holidays that the first port of call these days for prospective customers are the internet search engines and, in particular, Google. So we ran a ‘rank check’ on certain keywords with the website to see exactly how well they are doing their job.

Here are the results for some popular search terms.

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Discredited CRT Legal Director and Head of Boating booted and shrunk

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The CRT Trustees decided recently that Nigel Johnson, the Legal and Corporate Services Director, will retire in 2014 because “We have decided that in the longer term the Trust does not require the expertise of a full time Legal Director”. His post will not be replaced. We have also learnt that Head of Boating Sally Ash has had responsibility for moorings shifted away from her, with her team being shrunk to cover policy on boating and mooring only.

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BW had shares in hire boat company

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Further evidence of the improper relationship between BW and hire boat companies has come to light. The annual return of Drifters Leisure Ltd shows that BW held shares in the company. CRT Head of Boating Sally Ash has been a director of Drifters since 2004.

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CRT Head of Boating runs hire boat company

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

On the day that the Canal and River Trust held its launch in London, boaters have discovered that Head of Boating Sally Ash has been the director of a canal holiday brokerage company since 2004. Liveaboard boaters have often speculated about the reason behind her department’s policy of harassment and bullying of boaters without home moorings, and this conflict of interest provides a possible explanation.

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