Posts Tagged ‘hire boats’

Wiltshire Police bring project Kraken to the K&A

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Project Kraken is the UK-wide Police operation that targets boat-related crime.

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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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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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Hire boats for Burbage Wharf?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

It appears that the historic Burbage Wharf is likely to become a second K&A hire boat base for Oxfordshire Narrowboats, who already run hire boats from Bradford Wharf.

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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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K&A boaters action group next meet 8th June, Bradford on Avon

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be next Monday 8th June at 7.30pm in Bradford on Avon.

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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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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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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 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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