Posts Tagged ‘Local Mooring Strategy’

Sally Ash rewarded for ruining the lives of boat dwellers

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Sally Ash, who as CRT/BW Head of Boating did so much to ruin the lives of boat dwellers without home moorings, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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Waterways Partnership wins argument on voluntary nature of K&A Local Plan

Monday, July 7th, 2014

It appears that the K&A Local Waterways Partnership has won the argument with CRT about the voluntary nature of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan.

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How much has Sally Ash cost boaters?

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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.

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Information request shows CRT changed K&A mooring plan after last-minute legal advice

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A Freedom of Information request shows that CRT had received legal advice that meant it had to change the K&A local mooring plan substantially before implementation, contrary to the statement of CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry on 21st May.

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CEO in knots over K&A mooring plan

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

An open meeting last night with Richard Parry saw the CRT Chief Executive tying himself in knots trying to convince the audience that the K&A Interim 12.month Local Plan is not dead in the water.

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Last Request of retiring Head of Boating: our analysis of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Here we bring you our analysis of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan. We start with the issue of what will happen when the 12-month trial period ends on 1st May 2015, because CRT’s statements about this indicate that something is amiss with the policy of Local Mooring Strategies.

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Richard Parry to hold open boater meeting in Devizes, 21st May

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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

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K&A boaters action group next meet 12th May, Bradford on Avon

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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.

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Interim 12-month local plan for western K&A starts today

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The interim 12-month local plan for the K&A between Bath and Foxhangers starts today, 1st May 2014. We publish the information that was emailed to boaters on the K&A yesterday below and we will publish our analysis of the legality of this plan soon.

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CRT to inform boaters of Towpath Mooring Plan after Easter but no long term clarity

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

CRT is to contact boaters on the K&A after Easter to inform them of what they need to do to follow the Towpath Mooring Plan.

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