Posts Tagged ‘eviction’

CRT seize another boat from K&A

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Yesterday (16th May 2017) CRT seized a boat from Bishops Cannings and craned it out at the Black Horse in Devizes. The fibreglass cruiser, appeared to be unoccupied when six bailiffs started push-towing it with a dark green dory at around 10am to the Black Horse, where an A. B. Tuckey’s crane and flatbed truck were waiting.

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Off the Cut

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Off the Cut, Wendy Zakiewicz’s moving documentary about a Kennet and Avon boater’s struggle against being made homeless through the actions of CRT, provides a unique insight into a community of boaters living on the Kennet and Avon canal.

The film follows a family on their pedal powered boat as they embark on a journey in which their way of life, and that of the whole community, comes under threat.

New film about boaters on the K&A to be launched 23rd March, Bradford on Avon

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Film maker Wendy Zakiewicz invites all boaters to the launch of her new film ‘Off the Cut’ on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at 7pm at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DE. Off the Cut launch flyer 23-03-2016

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An insight into CRT’s legal mind

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Following the case of Geoff Mayers—where CRT removed his boat and transported it 200 miles to prevent him gaining access to it—by using Court procedures in an underhand way, it has become necessary to examine those procedures in some detail.

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Using the CRT/ BW complaints process

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Some ideas and thoughts about using the CRT/ BW complaints process based on 20 years working in housing and the same length of time living with BW and now CRT.

It is also important to understand what the complaints process may not reach.

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Ian hits the news

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/news/Canal-man-covers-boat-protests/article-1399419-detail/article.html

An interesting discussion has followed the news story about Ian Gill’s public protest at BW’s removal of his license and attempt to interprete the law.

We are asking long and loud – and we will not desist until we get an answer – what is the problem with the boats that prompts these attempts at ethnic cleansing?


ian-statement

Ian's response to the latest threatening letter from British Waterways

“I float accused of breaking the conditions of my license. The license has been revoked. Now my home, myself are illegally afloat of your waterways.
The guidelines by which canal craft are governed are open to interpretation and it is many people’s concern that the waterways managment can manipulate and control us bargees by their misuse.
I have broken no law.
This is art.
Ian Gill”