Posts Tagged ‘liveaboards’

Boat Fire Safety Talk, Honeystreet, 14th November

Monday, November 11th, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire Safety talk on Thursday 14th November 2019 at 6.30pm at the Barge Inn, Honeystreet, SN9 5PS. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving out free fire and CO alarms. More Boat Fire Safety talks are planned.

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Boat fire and stove safety talk, tonight, Bradford on Avon

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire and Stove Safety talk tonight, Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 6.30pm at the Lock Inn, Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Floaty Boat Fund will be giving out free fire and CO alarms, rope seals and smoke pellets (for testing stoves). More Boat Fire and Stove Safety talks are planned.

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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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Research into canal boat dwelling in London and South West England

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Professor Richard Yarwood (Plymouth University) and Dr Agatha Herman (Cardiff University) are carrying out research into Canal boat dwelling: Homes, Welfare and Mobile Citizenship on Britain’s Canals. They are particularly interested in issues around homes, families, welfare and citizenship and they would love to hear your stories as these will help them better understand the benefits and challenges you experience.

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CRT Council elections: nominations open 21st October to 18th November

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Liveaboard boaters without a home mooring are seriously under-represented on CRT’s governing Council, its regional advisory boards/ waterway partnerships and its navigation and other advisory groups, the decisions of all of these have the potential to adversely affect our community. You may wish to stand for election to the CRT Council. More information from CRT is available here:

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First ever nationwide liveaboard boater health survey

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are carrying out a health survey of liveaboard boaters as part of their campaign to end discrimination in health services. This is the first nationwide health survey of the liveaboard boating community.

You can complete the survey online here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VKWCVHY

Or you can get a paper copy from Sam Worrall, FFT, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XG. Tel 01273 234777 or 07425 419869 or see www.gypsy-traveller.org

BaNES consultation on Mead Lane moorings, respond by 31st Oct, drop-in session 22nd Oct

Friday, October 11th, 2019

BaNES Council is holding another consultation about the moorings at Mead Lane, Saltford, on the River Avon. The deadline is 31st October 2019. Please respond to this so that the views of boaters without a home mooring are heard. The survey is here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MeadLane

There will be a a drop-in consultation session for the boating community on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 between 5pm and 8pm at Bath Cricket Club, North Parade Rd, Bath BA2 4EX. Please go if you can and make sure that BaNES Council understands how important it is for liveaboard boaters to continue to be able to moor at Mead Lane for 14 days and how this can make the difference between being able to renew your licence with no problems and having your licence restricted to 6 months or renewal refused with the consequent risk of Section 8 and homelessness.

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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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Boat fire and stove safety talk, Devizes tomorrow 24th September

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire and Stove Safety talk tomorrow Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 6.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes (between locks 47 and 48 on the Caen Hill flight).

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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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