Posts Tagged ‘towpath’

Coronavirus lockdown: boat movement suspension continues to 18th April

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The Government today (13th April 2020) announced that the coronavirus lockdown would not be lifted when it is reviewed later this week. This will have implications for boat movements. Due to the earlier Government announcement that the lockdown will continue until at least 18th April 2020, CRT has extended its suspension of the 14-day rule until 18th April and has advised boaters to only move their boats if it is essential.

Read more…

K&A’s French twin closes towpaths due to coronavirus

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Unlike the K&A, the local authority in Nièvre, France, has closed the towpaths of the Canal du Nivernais, which is twinned with the Kennet and Avon Canal. River towpaths and cycle trails are also closed.

Read more…

Visitor mooring and BSS limits extended but CRT refuses to close towpaths

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

CRT has extended the period that boaters can stay on some visitor moorings for 14 days due to the suspension of all but essential boat movements following the Government’s Covid-19 lock-down announcement. Where visitor moorings revert to 14 days in winter, this will now be extended up to 14th April, when CRT will review its suspension of the 14-day rule.

The Boat Safety Scheme is also allowing temporary extension to boat safety certificates for those boats that require an examination in the period up to 14th April. The notice from the Boat Safety Scheme is here NR20-001_COVID-19_BSS_Temporary_Suspension-FINAL

Read more…

CRT’s plans for the K&A include more enforcement

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

CRT’s interim Regional Director for Wales and the South West, Jon Horsfall, confirmed on 18th July 2019 that CRT remains “committed to delivering” the strategic programmes that were devised by former regional director Richard Thomas in conjunction with User Group Forums in 2018 and 2019 and a study day in which the liveaboard boating community was significantly under-represented despite efforts to persuade the former director to include us.

Read more…

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.

Read more…

Autumn Actions! K&A Boaters’ Action Group meeting, 9th Oct, Devizes

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7.30pm in the Function Room at the Bell By The Green, Estcourt Street, Devizes SN10 1LQ (next to Morrisons and opposite the Green). All are welcome.

Read more…

Boats can moor on towpath during works

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

BaNES Council and CRT have made it clear that despite a 6-month Traffic Regulation Order to close the towpath during works to construct a new cycle path surface, boaters will still be able to moor their boats.

Read more…

Caen Hill passable with care but summit closed

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

CRT announced today (27th October) that the Caen Hill flight will be open while CRT repair the towpath between locks 48 and 49 but lock 50 will be padlocked at 4pm each day until repairs are complete to prevent further vandalism.

Read more…

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

Read more…

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.

Read more…