Posts Tagged ‘Wiltshire County Council’

Floating Cinema to show Boaters Voices

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The Floating Cinema, which is currently travelling along the K&A to Bristol, is showing Wiltshire Council’s 30 minute film Boaters Voices this week.

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The neighbours….

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

We were approached by Public Protection at Wiltshire Council who asked if it would be ok to relay the following message about gatherings at Party Spot near Bradford-on-Avon.

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Consultation on bus service cuts in Pewsey Vale ends 10th December

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Wiltshire Council is running a consultation until 10th December on proposed cuts to bus services in the Pewsey Vale.

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Canoe slipway means loss of mooring space on Devizes Wharf – object by 3rd July!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

A planning application by Devizes Canoe Club to build a slipway will result in the loss of what is now permanent mooring space at Lower Wharf, Devizes.If you are concerned about the loss of mooring space, the deadline for objections is July 3rd.

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Pewsey area meeting to address parish councils’ concerns over ‘boater behaviour’ on 19th June

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A meeting is to take place between boaters, parish councillors and CRT on 19th June in Wilcot to try to resolve problems between boaters and local residents in the Pewsey area.

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Avoncliff planning application: comment by Friday 21st February

Monday, February 17th, 2014

There is a planning application for a permanent trade mooring at Bridge 173 at Avoncliff (Smelly Bridge) for a cafe boat.

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Liveaboard pensioners can get bus passes

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

One of the issues raised in the Boaters Voices project last year was the difficulty faced by boaters without home moorings in getting the concessionary bus pass that pensioners and disabled people are entitled to. The barrier faced by liveaboard pensioners was that the Councils that administer the concessionary travel scheme would not accept a Poste Restante address or provide a bus pass to someone with no address at all. This was pursued with Wiltshire Council. BaNES Council is also reviewing its procedures for applying for the bus pass.

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Twenty’s plenty for Bradford on Avon

Friday, September 20th, 2013

A group of parents is trying to get Wiltshire Council to make the whole of Bradford on Avon a ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ zone because of the very serious traffic problems on the town’s roads. Comments are needed on Wiltshire Council’s 20mph policy by 21st September (that’s tomorrow).

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Can you help to deliver voter registration forms this week?

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The K&A boaters action group has a big pile of voter registration forms that we would like to deliver to as many boats as we can this week, starting tomorrow (Monday 18th March). We need some help doing this!! If you can cycle along a stretch of towpath delivering these forms, please ring/text 07928 078208 or email info@boatingcommunity.org.uk

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Boaters, use your vote in 2013 (and afterwards)

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Something that us boaters may or may not be aware of is that we still have the right to vote even though we don’t have a fixed address. There will be local elections for Wiltshire Council (and other Councils) on May 2nd this year, and our votes could make the difference between continuing Wiltshire’s support for liveaboard boaters or not. If you fill in and send back the electoral registration form before April 17th 2013, you will be added to the electoral roll in time to vote. Here is the form boater_electoral_registration

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