Posts Tagged ‘hire boat companies’

Hire boat sinks in lock 11

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

A hire boat has sunk in lock 11 in the Bath flight and locks 7 to 11 are now closed until at least Tuesday.

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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 meets with hire companies after speeding hire boat complaints

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Following complaints to CRT about the behaviour of hire boaters, CRT is meeting with hire boat companies in Devizes today to try to improve matters.

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Hire boats burgled at Avoncliff

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Two Oxfordshire Narrowboats hire boats were broken into at Avoncliff in the early evening after dark yesterday and valuables including laptops were stolen. The spate of boat burglaries has continued but boaters have reported more information to the police about suspicious activity along the canal.

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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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K and A mooring strategy consultation plans changed despite BW statement

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

CRT’s plans for the consultation on the K and A Local Mooring Strategy have changed again. A sub-group of the Local Waterway Partnership (formerly the Partnership Board) will review the mooring strategy and will decide what consultation is required. CRT claims this sub-group will be “independent”. At the final meeting of the Local Mooring Strategy Steering Group in October 2011 it was agreed that the Local Waterway Partnership would review the mooring strategy. BW then unilaterally disbanded the Local Mooring Strategy Steering Group before its work was complete. However, at that point BW still intended to carry out a full public consultation.

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If it’s broken – report it!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Boaters met with Mark Stephens, the K and A Manager, a few months ago and discussed many issues about facilities and maintenance. There is now a phone number to report breakages and other problems with water taps, sanitary facilities, rubbish bins etc. The number is 01380 722859.

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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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