Following complaints to CRT by concerned boaters and by the Wiltshire Hunt Saboteurs, CRT’s Legal Director has written to Avon Vale Hunt threatening legal action if the hunt continues to carry out hunting with dogs on the K&A towpath. The hunt was seen on the towpath at Horton last week and has also been seen at Bishops Cannings. Hounds have in the past killed boaters’ pets. If you see any trail hunting or foxhunting on the towpath, please report it to CRT – see https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/contact-us – and get photos or videos if possible.
Archive for October, 2021
CRT is holding an online Kennet and Avon User Forum on Thursday 4th November at 6pm-7pm. The second half of the session will be a question and answer session. If you have a question you can raise it on the day but CRT also asks people to submit questions by email beforehand no later than Wednesday 27th October. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your photos, videos or accounts of dangerous boat handling under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the Department for Transport before 1st November!Friday, October 22nd, 2021
The Department for Transport (DfT) is running a consultation on strengthening enforcement against the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft. The consultation mainly concerns the dangerous use of craft such as jetskis. However the DfT is also asking in Question 12 for respondents to submit documentary evidence that alcohol or drug use among recreational mariners is leading to safety concerns or an increased number of accidents or incidents.
The closing date is 1st November. Send your evidence (photos, videos or written descriptions) and any response to the consultation to email@example.com with the subject heading: Consultation on enforcement re dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft.