Posts Tagged ‘Richard Parry’

Boats are Homes Protest, Devizes Wharf 4-8pm 15th September

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

On Thursday 15th September at 5pm, CRT Chief Richard Parry will launch a CRT publicity boat at Devizes Wharf SN10 1EB as part of the K&A Waterways Partnership AGM.

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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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The rising conflict between cyclists and pedestrians

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Originally posted on the London Boaters’ Facebook Page by Mick Fitzgibbon

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The first reports of cycling accidents started to appear in newspapers about 10 years ago. The number of incidents and issues is growing.

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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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Ho ho ho, here’s our Christmas competition!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Here is our 2014 Christmas competition! The best caption for the picture below will win a lifetime’s free subscription to this web site and a lovely jar of delicious sweets.

Send your entries by email to info@boatingcommunity.org.uk or text them to 07928 078208 or just put them on a comment on this page before midnight on 1st January 2015 to have a chance of winning!

There will be a bonus prize for the person who also correctly predicts the next former BW Director or senior manager whose job is culled by the CRT Dictator Chief Executive Richard Parry. Did we say “retirement”? Merry Christmas everyone!

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Salem to quit CRT in 2015

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Simon Salem, CRT’s Marketing Director, is to leave CRT in June next year, it was announced on Friday. The announcement comes only 5 months after CRT publicised plans to restructure its management teams, a re-organisation that appeared to leave Mr Salem with very little to do.

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CRT ignores Equality and Human Rights Commission demand to comply with Equality Act

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

CRT has ignored a letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) informing it that it must meet its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments to enable a boater who has a disability to communicate with the Trust.

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