BaNES Council Housing and Major Projects Panel endorsed the Council’s Task and Finish group report on Boat Dwellers and River Travellers on 19th November. Liveaboard boaters delivered a statement to the Panel supporting the report and explaining why the actions proposed in the report were needed.
Archive for November, 2013
There are only 9 more days to go for the K&A mooring consultation. Make sure you send your questionnaire to arrive by next Friday 29th November. There’s an example response here http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/ka-mooring-consultation-only-three-weeks-until-deadline/ to help you gather your thoughts.
It has emerged that Enforcement Supervisor Russell Bennett left his job after a complaint about him was made by a female member of staff. Mr Bennett was advised by his solicitor that the complaint of sexual harassment would result in his dismissal and that his best course of action would be to leave and get another job while he still had a clean disciplinary record.
Nigel Johnson, CRT’s legal and corporate services director will retire at the end of 2013 according to a CRT press release. This is surprising, because it was announced last year in a review of directors’ pay and roles that he would retire at the end of 2014. Mr Johnson was responsible for CRT spending around £250,000 on BW/ CRT’s failed six-year court battle with Nigel Moore over a section 8 order in Brentford.
A lovely 30 foot 1932 classic gentleman’s launch to rent, long term. Warm, dry and comfortable.
Would suit one person or possibly a couple. Preferably someone who has experience of boating and living off-grid.
Cruising in the Bath / Bradford area.
£280 per month.
Enquiries in the first place to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.