Posts Tagged ‘Mark Stephens’

New water tap for Avoncliff

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

A new water tap is going to be installed at Avoncliff this year, according to K&A Manager Mark Stephens.

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Dredging on K&A planned for 2015: report all obstructions

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The K&A Manager Mark Stephens has asked that boaters report all underwater obstructions and depth problems to him as this will help him to plan dredging for next year.

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Your opinion on K&A refuse facilities is needed

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Following a complaint and a 148-signature petition about the removal of rubbish bins on the K&A, waterway manager Mark Stephens has asked for feedback on the schedule for the contractors Biffa who empty all the bins on the K&A.

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A load of old rubbish…

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

… is what at least 148 people think of the ongoing situation regarding refuse disposal for boaters on the K&A.

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Parry visits K&A

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Richard Parry, the new Chief Executive of CRT, visited the K&A last Thursday (29th August). Mr Parry was spotted in Devizes town centre with the K&A Manager Mark Stephens. He also visited Bradford on Avon.

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Review of local mooring strategy proposals to begin on 26th October

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The K and A Local Waterway Partnership (LWP) is to hold the first meeting of its Moorings Sub-Group on 26th October, it was announced yesterday.

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If it’s broken – report it!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Boaters met with Mark Stephens, the K and A Manager, a few months ago and discussed many issues about facilities and maintenance. There is now a phone number to report breakages and other problems with water taps, sanitary facilities, rubbish bins etc. The number is 01380 722859.

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Date for installing temporary facilities at Dundas announced at user meeting

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Several boaters attended the Kennet and Avon User Group meeting on May 3rd and among other information, found out that temporary facilities at Dundas would be installed on May 14th; that drought restrictions are still in force, and that the Local Mooring Strategy proposals were due to be reviewed by the Local Waterway Partnership. Two boaters sent a report:

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April floods, but drought restrictions are in force

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Despite the recent heavy rain – both the Avon and the Kennet are in flood – there is still a need to conserve water on the K and A. BW imposed restrictions on navigation after Easter. In brief, these are: don’t use locks in the evening or overnight, and always share locks (unless you are a widebeam) even if it means waiting. Waiting for boats going the other way rather than filling or emptying locks if they are set against you is another way of conserving water.

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Boater proposes innovative solution at Alton PC meeting

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Following news of Alton Parish Council’s aim to prevent boats mooring between the Barge Inn and Honey Street bridge, boaters were invited by parish council representatives to discuss their concerns. Three boaters met with the members of the parish council before its meeting on 14 March.

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