Posts Tagged ‘Local Mooring Strategy’
CRT announced on 6th March 2018 that it would not increase licence fees for boats without a home mooring. However there will be fee increases for widebeams and significant reductions in the prompt payment discount, which together will result in more liveaboard boaters struggling to pay the licence fee, more boats becoming unlicensed and more people losing their homes.
CRT’s report on the year-long consultation also stated that “a further review will be undertaken to establish how the significant growth in demand from boats without a home mooring in key locations can be addressed, to fairly reflect the benefit experienced by those boaters without a home mooring in London and other highly popular locations”. CRT stated that these ‘highly popular’ locations include Bath.
Sally Ash, the unpopular Head of Boating, finally retires at the end of this month after 38 years working for BW and CRT. She joined BW as a researcher in 1976 following a Masters degree at Reading University. Here we take a look back at some of her activities and the cost of her career both to boaters and to her employers, not only in financial terms but also in goodwill, time and effort.
There will be an open meeting between boaters and CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry on Wednesday 21st May 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS. All boaters are welcome to attend the meeting. You need to book and print a (free) ticket online using this link
The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group is next Monday 12th May at 7.30pm in Bradford on Avon. Among other things, the group will discuss whether any action is needed following the start of the the Interim 12-month Local Plan/ Towpath Mooring Plan for the K&A between Bath and Foxhangers on 1st May.