Posts Tagged ‘NABO’

Disabled boaters – know your rights!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

CRT has adopted a standard procedure for assessing and agreeing adjustments to its enforcement procedure for boaters with disabilities.

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Itinerant liveaboard boater elected to CRT Council

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Stella Ridgway, a liveaboard boater without a home mooring, has been elected to one of four private boating seats on the CRT Council.

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Make sure you can vote in CRT Council elections

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

The election for the CRT Council is under way. Polling opened on 13th November and ends on 11th December at midnight. There are two candidates who are liveaboard boaters without home moorings who we believe will support our interests.

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New licence T&C delayed following objections

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

The implementation of CRT’s draconian new Licence Terms and Conditions has been delayed by at least a month. In a meeting with some of the boating user groups, CRT stated that the new Terms and Conditions would be implemented on 1st May.

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Resist CRT’s changes to boat licence conditions: respond by 31st March

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

On 30th January, CRT announced changes to the boat licence terms and conditions which it claims are not “a significant change of policy by the Trust”. However, many of these changes seek to unlawfully remove the rights of boaters contrary to the British Waterways Act 1995. To the extent that the changes are unlawful, they also fall foul of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, and some of the proposed changes breach the Data Protection Act 1998.

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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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Liveaboards secure representation in Bath – Devizes visitor mooring review

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

One of the actions in the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan is a review of visitor moorings between Bath and Devizes. Liveaboard boaters without home moorings were informed that this review is taking place between January and March 2015, but were not invited to take part.

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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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Lies, damned lies and CRT boat sightings

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

A boater has carried out an evaluation of the statistics on boat movement in CRT’s first quarterly report on the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan. Our correspondent reports:

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What to do if CRT tell you your boat has not been sighted in enough “neighbourhoods” in three months

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

This month, many boaters received a letter from CRT alleging that their boat was sighted in less than the “required” number of “neighbourhoods” between Bath and Foxhangers during the three months from June to August 2014. These letters amount to harassment. The K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan was proposed and consulted on as a voluntary agreement, and therefore CRT cannot now state that boaters are “required” to travel through a specific number of “neighbourhoods”. One of the letters is pictured below.

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