Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Donelan MP’

If you have school age children, tell CRT you require a reduced cruising pattern in term time

Friday, September 8th, 2017

On 14th February 2017 the Waterways Ombudsman stated in a case report (Case no 933) that CRT intended in the coming weeks to publish “illustrative cruising patterns” for liveaboard boaters with school age children. In the Navigation Advisory Group meeting of 13th February 2017, former Head of Boating Mike Grimes stated: “We’re looking at putting together and publish soon some example compliant movement patterns that boaters with children could look at to help inform their movement patterns”.

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Support from BaNES Council: more liveaboard boaters needed to help build on a positive start

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Boater Sam Worrall, who works for Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service, spoke at the BaNES council meeting on 15th September 2016 to explain the adverse effects of CRT’s unlawful enforcement against liveaboard boaters and the lack of facilities along the canal and River Avon. She asked the Council to recognise, support and consider liveaboard boaters in its policy and planning.

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Boaters stage protest against unlawful enforcement policy at CRT’s Devizes office

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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Around 30 boat dwellers without home moorings and supporters from the local community took part in a protest opposite Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) office in Devizes on 6th August 2016.

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Minutes of meeting between boaters, CRT and Michelle Donelan MP published

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

We are now able to publish the minutes of the meeting between liveaboard boaters, Michelle Donelan MP and CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry. The meeting was minuted by Wiltshire Council’s Peter Dunford, Community Engagement Manager for Bradford on Avon. Also included is a record of the discussions. You can download them here:

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Protest at CRT Devizes office 6th August

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Liveaboard boaters and their supporters are invited to join a protest at Caen Hill, opposite CRT’s office in Devizes at 2.00pm on Saturday 6th August 2016 to express our opposition to CRT’s punitive and unlawful enforcement policy against boaters without home moorings. This policy has seen so many liveaboard boaters on the K&A having their licences restricted to 6 months, threatened with losing their homes, being pressured to give up their homes, and boat children’s education and welfare suffering due to the long distances they are being forced to travel to school.

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Head teacher condemns CRT’s “inhumane” enforcement policy in meeting with MP

Monday, July 4th, 2016

A primary school head condemned CRT’s enforcement policy against boats without home moorings as “inhumane” because of its detrimental effect on boat children, in a meeting between CRT chief Richard Parry and local MP Michelle Donelan.

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