Posts Tagged ‘moorings’

Please comment on Wiltshire Council liveaboard boaters survey report by 29th June

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Wiltshire Council is carrying out a consultation regarding the report on its 2017 survey of liveaboard boaters. Please comment by 29th June 2018. Your comments will help to shape the Council’s approach to planning for the accommodation needs for residential boaters. The report is online here http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-gypsy-travellers or you can download it here Wiltshire 2017-draft-boaters-survey-with-appendices

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Have you been pressurised to pay over the reserve for a mooring? Please contact us!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

We would like to hear from all boaters who took a mooring after their licence was restricted to 6 months or 3 months. Did you feel pressured into taking the mooring? If you took a CRT auctioned mooring, did you pay more than the reserve price for the mooring?

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Council’s Devizes Wharf plans will affect boaters – please attend meeting 18th September

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Wiltshire Council’s plans to develop land at Devizes Wharf will affect boaters. Plans for a footpath between Lock 50 and the Wharf Theatre could reduce mooring space and adversely impact all boaters. Please attend the Devizes Area Board meeting on 18th September and make your concerns known.

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CRT set minimum distance – without telling us what it is

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Yesterday CRT announced that from 1st May 2015 that it is extending its “new continuous cruiser” enforcement process to all boats licensed without a home mooring. It declared that it would refuse to renew the licences of the boats that have moved the least over their licence year unless they obtain a home mooring, and that boats that travel further but whose movement falls short of the movement required by Section 17 3 c ii of the British Waterways Act 1995 would only have their licences renewed for a short period and if their movement was still not considered adequate, they too would be forced to take a mooring or CRT would refuse to renew their licence. Yet CRT has not stated what it means by boats that move the least, and neither has it disclosed what distance it considers acceptable.

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CRT moorings consultation sparks angry petition

Friday, October 17th, 2014

CRT is holding another consultation on methods for allocation of its directly managed moorings, but despite the previous consultation in 2008 showing overwhelming opposition to the principle of an auction system, it is refusing to even consider abandoning the auctions. In addition, the consultation only runs for one month, in contravention of the law on consultations. If you oppose the mooring auctions, please respond to the consultation before 3rd November expressing your opposition. Send your response to mooring.updates@canalrivertrust.org.uk. Or make a formal complaint.

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BaNES Council may become a navigation authority

Monday, August 25th, 2014

BaNES Council has commissioned a legal report from its solicitors Clarke Willmott outlining the Council’s options in relation to becoming a navigation authority and legislation in relation to bye-laws.

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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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Canoe slipway means loss of mooring space on Devizes Wharf – object by 3rd July!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

A planning application by Devizes Canoe Club to build a slipway will result in the loss of what is now permanent mooring space at Lower Wharf, Devizes.If you are concerned about the loss of mooring space, the deadline for objections is July 3rd.

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CRT to review winter moorings following chaos of new system

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

CRT has informed one of its winter moorings customers that it is going to re-think its new system for winter moorings. The customer in question has not actually been able to use their winter mooring permit because they have not found anywhere that is not excluded from the system.

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Boaters’ Collective Meeting on Grand Union

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

From Grand Union Boaters discussing CRT plans for the Southern Grand Union including Roving Mooring Permits and the recent mooring restrictions. Meeting tonight if any boaters are in the area.

“We have organised our first collective boaters meeting for the 12th
June, where the above points are to be discussed. None of us are sure
what to expect, but a number of external people have also been invited
to give small talks on issues. It was suggested that I contact the
Kennet & Avon community to offer an invite to any members that may be
in the area at the time (the meeting will take place at Bletchley
(Fenny Stratford end), Milton Keynes. Boats from Tring to Milton
Keynes have been notified as best we could.

The venue details are:

Masonic Centre, rear of 263 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2BZ

Doors open from 6pm, meeting start 7pm; 12th June, 2013