Posts Tagged ‘enforcement’

Mead Lane: important boaters’ meeting, 28th January, Bathampton

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

There will be a boaters’ meeting next Tuesday 28th January to discuss what the options are for the liveaboard community now that BaNES Council has voted to remove the only 14-day moorings on the River Avon. The meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at the George Inn, Mill Lane, Bathampton BA2 6TR.

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BaNES Council votes to close Mead Lane moorings

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Despite verbal and written submissions to the Council meeting from liveaboard boaters, BaNES Council cabinet voted on on 16th January 2020 to close Mead Lane moorings on the River Avon and to carry out a structural survey of the river bank. The Council has ordered boaters to leave the moorings within 21 days of the decision, even though the Avon is in flood and has been on red boards since 10th January, with CRT advising boaters that it is not safe to navigate.

If you are moored at Mead Lane, DO NOT MOVE unless it is safe. You can check for any updates on river conditions by phoning CRT on 0303 040 4040 or email
enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk.
See also https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

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Boaters to address BaNES Council on Mead Lane moorings consultation report

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Liveaboard boaters will address BaNES Council on the importance of keeping the moorings at Mead Lane, Saltford open on Thursday 16th January 2020. The consultation report will be discussed by the Council’s cabinet at 7pm on 16th January at The Guildhall, Bath. The meeting is open to the public; Mead Lane moorings is item 15 on the agenda. The Council’s cabinet will take a final vote on which of the options outlined in the consultation report it will adopt.

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Reminder, K&A Boaters’ Action Group tomorrow 9th December, Devizes

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Reminder, the next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be tomorrow, Monday 9th December 2019 at 7.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU, between locks 47 and 48. All are welcome.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group, 9th December, Devizes

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 9th December 2019 at 7.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU, between locks 47 and 48. All are welcome.

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Boat seizure averted at 11th hour after NBTA intervention

Monday, October 28th, 2019

CRT attempted to seize a boat on the K&A on Wednesday 16th October after wrongly denying the boater the opportunity to license the boat. The seizure was prevented by the intervention of the Legal Officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) Nick Brown, who spoke to the police, the boater and a CRT Solicitor on the phone during the attempt to remove the boat. The owner had locked himself inside the boat which had been chained to another boat. The seizure team had begun to tow the boat away despite knowing that the owner was inside the boat. The NBTA intervened after the police had threatened to arrest the boat owner if he did not leave the boat.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group, 14th October, Semington

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 14th October 2019 at 7.30pm at the Somerset Arms, High St, Semington BA14 6JR, a 5 minute walk south from the canal bridge. All are welcome. The meeting will focus on action against CRT enforcement and an update on CRT plans for the K&A.

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CRT national plans will make life more difficult for liveaboards, even with dry mixed recycling

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

CRT’s is pressing ahead with plans that will affect liveaboard boaters without a home mooring, mostly by making the lives of our community more difficult. Firstly CRT is developing plans that were announced in its 2017-18 Review of Boat Licensing.

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CRT’s plans for the K&A include more enforcement

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

CRT’s interim Regional Director for Wales and the South West, Jon Horsfall, confirmed on 18th July 2019 that CRT remains “committed to delivering” the strategic programmes that were devised by former regional director Richard Thomas in conjunction with User Group Forums in 2018 and 2019 and a study day in which the liveaboard boating community was significantly under-represented despite efforts to persuade the former director to include us.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group, 12th August, Honeystreet

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 12th August 2019 at 7.30pm at the newly-reopened Barge Inn, Honeystreet, SN9 5PS (in the snug bar). All are welcome. The meeting will focus on CRT’s proposals for additional enforcement on the K&A aimed mainly at hire boaters, but which are also likely to impact on liveaboards.

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