A group of students from the University of Bath are are investigating the current safety concerns of liveaboard boaters on the River Avon. The research project on River Avon towpath safety is being carried out alongside the Bath River Line project, run by BaNES council, which plans to develop the areas surrounding the River Avon in Bath. The anonymous survey covers safety on the River Avon towpath and aims provide information about the safety needs of liveaboards to the Bath River Line Project.
Archive for December, 2021
BaNES Council is proposing to introduce vehicle parking restrictions near the canal that will make it more difficult for liveaboard boaters to stay for 14 days in Bath. The deadline for objections is 23rd December 2021. The Council proposes to make a Traffic Regulation Order to restrict or prevent parking on Beckford Road, Rockliffe Avenue and Forester Road. See https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/beckford-road-tro-consultation
The purpose of the proposed restrictions is to make space for a cycle lane going uphill along Beckford Road and Warminster Road. However, since CRT introduced its unlawful and punitive 20-mile range requirement in 2015 for boaters without a home mooring, cycling to work or school or using public transport has become untenable for liveaboard boaters.
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Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) need volunteers to help with a mass mystery shop of GP surgeries in England. In recent years, FFT has exposed that GP surgeries routinely broke NHS guidelines by refusing to register a nomadic, Romany or Traveller patient, both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.