Archive for November, 2011

LILO Liveaboard Boaters Gathering near Pewsey April 2012

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Low Impact Life Onboard (LILO) is hosting a gathering of boaters at a pub with a camp site and barn near Pewsey from 13th to 15th April 2012. All boaters are welcome. It will be an informal get-together for boaters to share news and skills. There will be plenty of camping space available for those who decide not to bring their boats to the gathering. The site is 5 minutes walk from the canal.

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Now’s the time to object to registration of BW charity!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Trustees of the Canal and River Trust plan to register the new charity in November or December 2011. If you will be directly affected by this you have the right to object to the registration of the charity. Objections should be sent to the Charity Commission. The Bill that will allow BW to be transferred to a charity has passed through the Committee stage in Parliament without much change. Now is the time to object to it being registered with the Charity Commission.

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Dundas Carol Service

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

There will be a boaters’ carol service at Dundas Aqueduct on Saturday 3rd December at 6pm. The service will be led by Rev Peter Atwill of Canal Ministries. Boats are welcome to moor in the basin for the service; if you have fairy lights and decorations you can put up, that will contribute to a Christmassy atmosphere. All are welcome.

What to do if you get enforcement letters from BW such as a CC1 or Pre-CC1

Monday, November 21st, 2011

A number of boaters have been served with enforcement letters in the last few months. This has mainly been on stretches of the canal above Devizes. Here is some advice about how to respond to them that we hope will be helpful. You can also download this briefing below as a 4-page leaflet.

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Dundas facilities closed until further notice

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The elsan, pumpout and water tap at Dundas wharf are closed until further notice. It seems that the building on the wharf has a bow in the front wall making the area unsafe. It could be shut for quite some time. The nearest water taps are either above Bradford lock or at Bathampton wharf.The nearest elsan disposal and pumpout is above Bradford lock. As far as we know, Bath Narrowboats charges £5 for elsan disposal and more for pumpout, but this may have changed.