Posts Tagged ‘Section 17’

What to do if CRT refuses to renew your boat licence for 12 months

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

CRT’s new policy on boaters without home moorings effective from 1st May 2015 has already meant that many boaters have had renewal of their licence for 12 months refused and a six-month or three -month licence offered instead.

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Section 8 cases stayed pending appeal

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

If you have been served with a Section 8 and CRT is continuing court action against you, you need to make a request to the Court for your case to be stayed pending the result of the appeal in the case of CRT v Jones.

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No more “neighbourhoods” after 30th April

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

CRT has confirmed that the unworkable system of designating the western K&A into “neighbourhoods” is to end tomorrow.

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CRT unlawfully set minimum distance of “15 to 20 miles” after denying any such statement exists

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

In a statement on Facebook late on Friday 6th March, CRT stated that boats without a home mooring must travel a minimum range in excess of 15 to 20 miles in order to comply with Section 17 (3)(c)(ii) of the British Waterways Act 1995.

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Information release throws light on changes to enforcement process for boats without a home mooring

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

In a response to a Freedom of Information request CRT has released information about the changes to the enforcement process against boats without a home mooring which it has announced will be applied to all continuous cruisers from 1st May 2015.

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CRT set minimum distance – without telling us what it is

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Yesterday CRT announced that from 1st May 2015 that it is extending its “new continuous cruiser” enforcement process to all boats licensed without a home mooring. It declared that it would refuse to renew the licences of the boats that have moved the least over their licence year unless they obtain a home mooring, and that boats that travel further but whose movement falls short of the movement required by Section 17 3 c ii of the British Waterways Act 1995 would only have their licences renewed for a short period and if their movement was still not considered adequate, they too would be forced to take a mooring or CRT would refuse to renew their licence. Yet CRT has not stated what it means by boats that move the least, and neither has it disclosed what distance it considers acceptable.

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Minimum distance for cc’ers is unlawful according to Section 8 judgement

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Usually when CRT wins a Section 8 case it publishes the judgement (if there is one) on its web site. However, it made an exception in the case it won against Geoffrey Mayers, the reason being that this judgement confirms that it would be unlawful for CRT to set a minimum distance that continuous cruisers must travel to comply with the law. The Judge also stated that a boat with a home mooring does not have to actually use its mooring, something else that CRT would prefer us not to know about.

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Are you a new continuous cruiser?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

When CRT established the Towpath Mooring Control project (which was quickly renamed the Towpath Mooring Management project) it declared its intention to write to all new continuous cruisers ‘welcoming’ them and setting out what CRT expected regarding boat movements.

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CRT releases second report on K&A Local Plan as enforcement staff re-write Local Plan on the hoof

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

On 11th November CRT published the second of four planned three-monthly reports on the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan.

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Lies, damned lies and CRT boat sightings

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

A boater has carried out an evaluation of the statistics on boat movement in CRT’s first quarterly report on the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan. Our correspondent reports:

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