Posts Tagged ‘hire boat companies’

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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K&A boaters action group next meeting 11th April, Bath

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The K&A Boaters’ Action Group will meet on Monday 11th April at 7.30pm in Bath.

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More hire boats for Devizes Wharf

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Oxfordshire Narrowboats will be taking over the White Horse Boats base at Devizes Wharf from next season and increasing the number of hire boats to four.

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Progress on hire boat stag parties

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The BaNES Gypsy, Traveller, Boater and Roma Community Support Service report that over the summer they met with Chief Inspector Thatcher of Avon and Somerset Police on the issue of anti-social hire boaters. Avon and Somerset Police and Wiltshire Police have produced a joint leaflet which has been delivered by them to the hire boat companies along the western K&A, along with a message that the police will take action against drunk and anti-social behaviour from hirers and will be keeping a log of the number of reported incidents, which could result in action being taken against companies that persistently hire to this type of customer.

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ASBO officer wants videos of stag party behaviour

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Following discussions with liveaboard boaters, Tim Harris, the Antisocial Behaviour Officer for BaNES has asked for video evidence of stag party hire boat crews causing damage to boats or behaving offensively or abusively.

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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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Please log this year’s incidents and complaints about hire boats here!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Liveaboard boaters, especially those between Devizes and Bath, are breathing a sigh of relief now this year’s hire boat season is over. The K&A boaters action group is drawing up a dossier of the incidents involving hire boats and complaints that boaters and canalside residents have made about the behaviour or safety of hire boat crew this year. The group will then seek a meeting with the hire companies.

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K&A boaters action group next meeting 11th August, Semington

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group is next Monday 11th August at 7.30pm in Semington.

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CEO in knots over K&A mooring plan

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

An open meeting last night with Richard Parry saw the CRT Chief Executive tying himself in knots trying to convince the audience that the K&A Interim 12.month Local Plan is not dead in the water.

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Hire company recalls stag party boats

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Two boatloads of drunk stag partygoers had their holiday terminated early by Oxfordshire Narrowboats last weekend. The boats were taken back on Saturday following numerous complaints about their behaviour.

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