Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Boaters improve slippery towpaths

Monday, November 27th, 2017

During the last week of November 2017, liveaboard boaters carried out improvements to the towpath in Horton where it is uneven and becomes very slippery and unsafe in winter. Seven people helped to barrow and shovel scalpings and gravel onto the towpath near Horton Bridge and on the approach to Horton Chain Bridge.

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, 13th November

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

There will be a Boat Fire Safety presentation at the Black Horse, Bath Rd, Devizes SN10 2AU (between locks 47 and 48), on Monday 13th November 2017 at 7.30pm. There will also be one in the Bath area later this winter, the date is to be confirmed.

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Boat Fire Safety talk, 16th October, Bradford on Avon and more planned

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Three Boat Fire Safety presentations are planned this winter so far. The first is this Monday 16th October 2017 at 7.30pm at the Canal Tavern, below the lock in Bradford on Avon.

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We have Boat Fire Safety packs to give away!

Friday, July 7th, 2017

It’s summer – time to think about making sure your boat is fire safe for next winter! We have 10 Fire Safety packs for boaters who need them, from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Call or text 07928 078208 or email info@boatingcommunity.org.uk to arrange to collect one.

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Fire safety talk and boaters action group, 14th March, Wilcot

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be combined with a Boat Fire Safety talk by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on Monday March 14th at 7.30pm at the Golden Swan, Wilcot, near Pewsey, SN9 5NN.

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Free First Aid course for boaters, March 5th, Bathampton

Friday, February 26th, 2016

There will be another free First Aid course for boaters on Saturday 5th March at 1pm to 2.30pm at Bathampton Village Hall (by the shops). The course is run by the Red Cross. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits will be provided. The course has been organised by the Travelling Community Support Service at Julian House.

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Boat Fire Safety talk, Bedwyn, 18th January

Monday, January 11th, 2016

There will be a boat fire safety talk on 18th January in Great Bedwyn. There was another fatal boat fire on the K&A last week – please come along and make sure your boat is as fire safe as possible.

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Boat fire safety talk, 16th November, Horton

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

There will be a presentation and question and answer session on boat fire safety by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on Monday 16th November at 7.30pm at the Bridge Inn, Horton Rd, Devizes SN10 1LD. All boaters are welcome.

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BaNES towpath consultation deadline is 11th September

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The deadline for the consultation about BaNES Council’s plans to upgrade the towpath along the K&A between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton is 11th September. There is an online questionnaire and detailed information about the Council’s plans here http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/consultations/kennet-and-avon-canal-towpath-improvement

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BaNES to hold consultation sessions on towpath upgrade

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Following pressure from local residents, towpath users and some boaters, BaNES Council is holding two public consultation sessions on 28th and 29th August regarding its plans to upgrade the towpath along the Kennet & Avon Canal between Sydney Gardens and Bathampton.

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