Posts Tagged ‘roving mooring permits’

Sally Ash rewarded for ruining the lives of boat dwellers

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Sally Ash, who as CRT/BW Head of Boating did so much to ruin the lives of boat dwellers without home moorings, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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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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Roving Mooring Permits bite the dust

Friday, March 7th, 2014

CRT has today conceded that its proposed roving mooring permits cannot be implemented lawfully and so has dropped the scheme.

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NABO drops opposition to roving mooring permits while CRT CEO says the permits will not be available nationally

Friday, February 21st, 2014

In a meeting between CRT and the National Association of Boat Owners (NABO) on 14th January, NABO stated that “Putting the legal arguments to one side, NABO, as a policy decision, are happy for the pilot [roving mooring permit] operation to proceed and will monitor a) its success and b) its effect, if any, on other boaters and the availability of moorings. NABO feels that at least a roving mooring permit is a compassionate attempt to resolve a problem which has been allowed to get out of control. NABO will at this time raise no legal objections during this process but would suggest that the effectiveness of the roving mooring permits is monitored at 6 and 12 month intervals and NABO would like to be party to the findings”.

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And now, from the boaters who brought Roving Mooring Permits to the Grand Union..

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

… the Association of Continuous Cruisers (ACC), an organisation that aims to “raise the profile of the compliant continuous cruiser” according to one of its founder members.

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Why Roving Mooring Permits are unlawful

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Boaters without home moorings on the southern Grand Union Canal are being offered Roving Mooring Permits by CRT. Boaters are being offered a way out of the enforcement process that means paying a substantial extra fee (£800 per year for a 60 foot boat) to do what s.17(3)(c)(ii) of the British Waterways Act 1995 already permits them to do.

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Winter moorings denied to liveaboards

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

2013 winter mooring permits have been designed to prevent boaters complying with enforcement notices and promote roving mooring permits

CRT appears determined to make liveaboard boaters homeless by denying those who have been subjected to enforcement the opportunity to comply by taking a winter mooring.

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CRT advisory group supports K&A mooring strategy

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

We are now able to report that the CRT Navigation Advisory Group has given its wholehearted support to the Local Mooring Strategy that was finalised by the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership in April.

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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

CRT delay consideration of local mooring strategy while setting up Roving Mooring Permits on GU

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Consideration by CRT’s Navigation Advisory Group of the Local Mooring Strategy that was finalised by the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership has been unnacountably delayed. The Mooring Strategy was to be considered by the Navigation Advisory Group (NAG) on 24th April. However, it appears that CRT cancelled this meeting with no explanation and it is not known when the Navigation Advisory group will meet next.

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