Archive for May, 2013

Cycling and safety on the towpath

Friday, May 31st, 2013

We received this email recently

I was wondering if there are any plans to control the increasing number of cyclists using the canal towpath.

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Stolen Bike

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Just had an email from Simon, keep your eyes peeled for this one boaters.

Hi there, my bike was stolen last night from near Bridge 185 between Beckford Road and Bathampton

it’s a ‘whyte’ ‘kings cross’ bike and was stolen between 8.10pm and 10.14pm on 22nd May 2013

it’s been reported to the police (for what it’s worth) but i wondered if you could post this on your forum? Simon 077300 38801

And we don’t know whether Simon’s bike was locked or not but it’s a reminder that any bike that isn’t locked will go missing (as well as a fair few that are)

Boat fire in Sulhamstead

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

There was a boat fire in Sulhamstead on Friday night (17th May). The police believe it was arson. If you saw anything suspicious, you can contact the police on 101.

Boat watch proposed for Bedwyn to Devizes

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The RBOA rep for the eastern K&A, Jane Pollard, has had discussions with PC Teresa Herbert of Wiltshire Police. Jane says “PC Herbert is very keen to establish an efficient means of communication along her patch of the canal – mainly Bedwyn to Devizes – but there is an officer coordinating all issues along the length of the canal too. She suggested possible local meetings and realises that there is not sufficient policing of the canal. She wants to improve this.”

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K&A boaters action group next meeting 13th May, Bath

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

The next meeting of the K&A boaters’ action group will be on Monday 13th May at 7.30pm in Bath. Please contact or 07928 078208 if you want to come. Lifts may be available.

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Mark Stephens is out of the office

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

The Kennet and Avon bi-monthly reports are now being published on CRT’s web site following a Freedom of Information request. In the January-February 2013 report, K&A Manager Mark Stephens stated that his involvement with the EA Project would have a significant local resource impact.

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Goodbye Robin Evans

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

CRT has appointed a new Chief Executive, Richard Parry, who has held senior positions in the railways including in First Group, London Underground and Transport for London.

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