Posts Tagged ‘police’

Wiltshire Police seek liveaboard boaters to join new Independent Advisory Group in East Wiltshire

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Wiltshire Police has approached the liveaboard boating community seeking people to participate in its new Independent Advisory Group (IAG) in East Wiltshire. The police are particularly looking for members of minority groups, or representatives of organisations that work with minorities or vulnerable people.

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Wiltshire Police bring project Kraken to the K&A

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Project Kraken is the UK-wide Police operation that targets boat-related crime.

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BaNES Council trial of 14 day moorings at Mead Lane in support of liveaboards

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

BaNES Council presented its mooring trial and parking review for Mead Lane on the River Avon at the Saltford Parish Council meeting on 1st November. Signs were put up on 8th November and the ‘no mooring’ signs put up by the residents of Mead Lane removed.

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Spate of boat burglaries on K&A

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

In the week to 22nd April 2016 at least five boats on the K&A, at Pewsey and Hilperton, have been broken into. The modus operandi of the thief is very similar to that of Allan Campbell who was jailed in 2013 for a series of boat burglaries on the K&A and elsewhere.

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Boaters meet with hire companies over ASB stag parties

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Last year over 150 people, mostly liveaboard boaters, signed a letter to Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire police forces about the concerns of liveaboard boaters, leisure boaters and residents along the western end of the K&A about the activities and behaviour of some hire boat groups, especially stag and hen parties.

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Progress on hire boat stag parties

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The BaNES Gypsy, Traveller, Boater and Roma Community Support Service report that over the summer they met with Chief Inspector Thatcher of Avon and Somerset Police on the issue of anti-social hire boaters. Avon and Somerset Police and Wiltshire Police have produced a joint leaflet which has been delivered by them to the hire boat companies along the western K&A, along with a message that the police will take action against drunk and anti-social behaviour from hirers and will be keeping a log of the number of reported incidents, which could result in action being taken against companies that persistently hire to this type of customer.

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Update on stolen boat

Monday, July 20th, 2015

We have been informed that the police are treating the theft of the Dudley Castle as a civil matter.

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ASBO officer wants videos of stag party behaviour

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Following discussions with liveaboard boaters, Tim Harris, the Antisocial Behaviour Officer for BaNES has asked for video evidence of stag party hire boat crews causing damage to boats or behaving offensively or abusively.

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Volunteer enforcer harasses liveaboard without home mooring

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A volunteer mooring ranger told a boater without a home mooring recently that “You are one of those continuous cruisers that won’t follow the rules”, demonstrating a prejudiced attitude that is contrary to the job description for these volunteers.

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Hire company recalls stag party boats

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Two boatloads of drunk stag partygoers had their holiday terminated early by Oxfordshire Narrowboats last weekend. The boats were taken back on Saturday following numerous complaints about their behaviour.

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