Posts Tagged ‘liveaboards’

CRT boat to collect boaters’ rubbish Bath to Bradford on Avon tomorrow

Monday, August 16th, 2021

A CRT work boat will collect bulky rubbish from boaters between Bath and Bradford on Avon tomorrow, Tuesday 17th August 2021, from 10am to 3pm. CRT staff and volunteers in uniform will also be litter picking on the towpath. CRT aims to provide this service every 3 months.

Boaters can now moor for 14 days at Mead Lane all year

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Following a legal challenge by a boater to the decision by BaNES Council to close the moorings at Mead Lane, Saltford, on the River Avon between November and March, boaters can now moor at Mead Lane for 14 days all year round. The river bank there is owned by BaNES.

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CRT makes minor concessions on Licence Terms and Conditions

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

CRT has made minor changes to the new Boat Licence Terms and Conditions (T&C) in response to the Pre-Action protocol letter of 31st May 2021 sent by the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA), but has not altered its position on the major issues that were challenged.

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Coal boat Aquilon for sale as going concern

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

The coal boat Aquilon, run by Spencer and Victoria Collins of The Boatyard, Hilperton, is for sale as a going concern after eight years of trading. The boatyard and chandlery will continue trading as normal.

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CRT agrees not to enforce new Terms and Conditions for 14 days following legal challenge

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Following a pre-action protocol letter of 29th May 2021 challenging some of the new Boat Licence Terms and Conditions, CRT has stated that it will not enforce the disputed terms until 16th June 2021. Lawyers for the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) sent a second pre-action protocol letter to CRT on 29th May, following the
publication by CRT of its revised Boat Licence Terms and Conditions.

The legal challenge was made possible by a crowdfunding appeal –
see https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/protect-boats-homes/

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BaNES reconsiders decision to close Mead Lane moorings in winter following legal challenge

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Following a Judicial Review challenge by Community Law Partnership (CLP) on behalf of a liveaboard boater, BaNES Council is reconsidering its decision to close the 14 day moorings at Mead Lane, Saltford, on the River Avon between the beginning of November and the end of February every year. The judicial review has therefore been stayed until the end of June 2021. We would encourage any boaters who are concerned about the loss of these moorings to make submissions to BaNES Council: contact Mandy_bishop@bathnes.gov.uk

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CRT publishes new Boat Licence Terms and Conditions effective from 1st June

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

On 24th May CRT published its revised Boat Licence Terms and Conditions which have been slightly re-worded but have not fully taken consultation responses into account.

The legal challenge to the new Boat Licence Terms and Conditions brought by the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) and other concerned groups and individuals will continue. The organisers are very grateful to all the supporters who contributed to the appeal to fund this. Now the outcome of the consultation is known, please  consider giving the appeal another push:

– Pledge £15, or any amount you can, on: www.crowdjustice.com/case/protect-boats-homes/

– Share the link www.crowdjustice.com/case/protect-boats-homes/ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or spread the word in another way (eg to friends and family who are active on social media, through a blog or by email). Thank you!

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Second dose Covid-19 vaccination clinic by boat from 14th May

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

From Friday 14th May 2021, the Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service will be running second dose Covid-19 vaccination clinics by boat. Please spread the word to anyone who may not have seen the message on this web site or on Facebook.

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Resist the criminalisation of trespass – write to your MP

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Friends, Families and Travellers has launched a new tool to support Gypsies, Travellers and members of the public to write to their MP to register their concerns about the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. This new law will criminalise both peaceful protest and the nomadic way of life.

The Bill proposes extremely harsh legislation to criminalise trespass, which will criminalise Travellers living on roadside camps and is likely to impact upon everyone who is or wishes to live nomadically by culture, choice or necessity, including liveaboard boaters without a home mooring. 

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Please give generously to crowdfunder for challenge to CRT Boat Licence Terms and Conditions proposals

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

A coalition of concerned boaters and groups including the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) is crowdfunding to start the process of a legal challenge to CRT’s proposals to change the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions.

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