Posts Tagged ‘petition’

K&A boaters join national Boats Are Homes march

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

A group of fourteen boaters from the K&A joined the national Boats Are Homes march on Saturday 8th April 2017. The demonstration was organised in protest against CRT’s unlawful enforcement policy against boaters without home moorings. Boat dwellers from all over the waterways took part. The march was organised by the National Bargee Travellers Association.

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Boats Are Homes campaign stall in Bradford on Avon, Sat 18th March

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Liveaboard boaters on the K&A are to hold an information and campaign stall in Lamb Yard, Bradford on Avon BA15 1FG on Saturday 18th March 2017 from 10am to 4pm.

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Boaters march to protect their homes

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

On 16th April 2016, over 200 boat dwellers including a group from the K&A marched to Downing Street to hand in a petition against CRT’s policy that threatens boaters without a home mooring with restricted licences and ultimately eviction from CRT waterways.

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National Boats Are Homes demonstration 16th April

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

On Saturday 16th April there will be a demonstration to demand that CRT:

*stops evicting or threatening to evict boat dwellers without permanent moorings based on their travel pattern, because of an arbitrary and unlawful minimum distance ‘rule’ that has been imposed since last May

*stops imposing 24 hour mooring time limits (the law entitles us to stay 14 days in any one place)

*stops any plans for the sale of our waterways,

and instead takes positive action to:

*maintain the banks and towpaths of the waterways

*install more mooring rings where these are needed and

*install more facilities.

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Boater starts petition for better K&A facilities

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Boater Andrew Pinney has started a petition calling on CRT to carry out a comprehensive review of sanitary, water and rubbish facilities on the K&A, which he says are much worse than on most other CRT waterways. You can sign the petition here

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Boats are homes – please sign petition against CRT’s new policy of refusing to renew licences

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

A petition against CRT’s new policy of refusing to renew licences of boaters without a home mooring has reached almost 12,000 signatures in just 10 days.

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CRT welfare officer in post

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Sean Williams, the recently appointed CRT Welfare Officer, started work this week. We do not have any contact details for him yet, but assume his email address will be sean.williams@canalrivertrust.org.uk and that he will be based in the CRT head office at First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

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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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CRT advertises welfare officer post

Monday, September 1st, 2014

CRT has advertised its new Welfare Officer post. The closing date is 12th September.

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CRT to appoint Welfare Officer

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Following much adverse publicity about evictions of vulnerable, elderly, ill and disabled boat dwellers, CRT has agreed to appoint a Boater Welfare Liaison Manager for an initial period of 12 months.

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