Posts Tagged ‘Section 8’

K&A boater wins Article 8 case against CRT in Court of Appeal in landmark judgement for boat dwellers

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

K&A boater Matthew Jones yesterday won his appeal against CRT’s attempt to strike out the Article 8 elements of his defence against eviction from CRT’s waterways under Section 8 of the British Waterways Act 1983. The case will now be remitted back to Bristol County Court where Mr Jones will be able to put his Article 8 arguments in full. Mr Jones’s solicitor Community Law Partnership writes:

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Boater Eviction in Bath

Monday, September 26th, 2016

On 14th September CRT seized a boat without a home mooring that was a vulnerable woman’s home while she was asleep inside it. The woman, who suffers from epilepsy, was later rushed to hospital in an ambulance as the stress of the eviction had caused her condition to become critical.

Our roving reporter, R Mutt has sent us this report of a disturbing incident that shows how easy it is for people to fall through the cracks in society if we don’t, as a community, pay careful attention to the needs of everyone.

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Historic wooden boat seized by CRT

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

On Tuesday this week (7th June 2016) CRT seized Tanith from Claverton despite the fact that the boat had been sold to a new owner.

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Off the Cut

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Off the Cut, Wendy Zakiewicz’s moving documentary about a Kennet and Avon boater’s struggle against being made homeless through the actions of CRT, provides a unique insight into a community of boaters living on the Kennet and Avon canal.

The film follows a family on their pedal powered boat as they embark on a journey in which their way of life, and that of the whole community, comes under threat.

Short Term Licences

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Here is the internal CRT document that outlines the process by which a customer is required to take out a short term licence and the steps from there to a Section 8 action.

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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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An insight into CRT’s legal mind

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Following the case of Geoff Mayers—where CRT removed his boat and transported it 200 miles to prevent him gaining access to it—by using Court procedures in an underhand way, it has become necessary to examine those procedures in some detail.

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Parry to personally scrutinise every decision to take a boater to court

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Three boaters spoke to Richard Parry, CRT’s Chief Executive, when he visited Crofton last Wednesday. One of the most significant things that they learnt was that Mr Parry will personally scrutinise every decision to take boaters to court from January.

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CRT demand £76,000 from disabled boater denied Legal Aid

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Following a Section 8 case, CRT is bringing further court proceedings to get over £76,000 it claims it spent on legal action against a disabled boat dweller.

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Judicial review of mooring guidance to go ahead

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The Court of Appeal yesterday (23 July) granted permission to Nick Brown for a Judicial Review of the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) 2011 Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring.

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