Grants to help boater children with online education

January 17th, 2021

Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service can help families apply for funding to buy tablets, smart phones and data if their children need these to access online education while schools are closed during the current Covid-19 lockdown.

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Farewell Lady-Jacqueline

January 12th, 2021

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Lady-Jacqueline Maude Aster, known to many of us as Jacqui, passed away quietly on 7th January. 

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Boat movement suspended again in lockdown that could last until March 2021

January 6th, 2021

Following the Government’s announcement on 4th January 2021 of a national Covid-19 lockdown in England, CRT has suspended enforcement of the 14-day rule. The Regulations governing the lockdown are in force until 31st March 2021, although the lockdown may be lifted before then.

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Please respond by 8th Jan to BaNES Council towpath consultation

January 3rd, 2021

BaNES Council is running a public consultation on river parks and towpath improvements on the River Avon between Churchill Bridge and Newbridge in Bath. The consultation asks questions about people’s use of the towpath but does not include an option to say that you use the towpath for mooring your boat, and does not mention boating at all. This needs to be challenged! The deadline for responses is Friday 8th January 2021.

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Happy Christmas to everyone on the K&A

December 25th, 2020

Santa pays a socially distanced visit to the Barge Inn, Honey Street, which has been a vital community resource for liveaboard boaters during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Photo: Floaty Boat Fund

Boat movements suspended in Tier 4 Covid-19 lockdowns – parts of K&A in Tiers 3 and 4

December 25th, 2020

Following the Government announcement on 20th December 2020, West Berkshire and Reading are now in a new Tier 4 of Covid-19 restrictions equivalent to lockdown. As of 26th December, Somerset and Bristol will move to Tier 3.

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Floaty Folk Virtual Winter Warmer Sat 19th Dec

December 18th, 2020

The Floaty Boat Fund Christmas party moves online this year. Log on to the Floaty Boat HQ Facebook page at 6.30pm tomorrow Saturday 19th December here

https://www.facebook.com/FloatyBoatHQ

to join the festivities. Hosted by Jassy and Ted, with Devil’s Doorbell, 3 Daft Monkeys, Lenny, The Pinkertons and much more. You can also listen between 9pm and 11pm on Radio Bath (DAB).

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Only a week left to oppose CRTs proposed changes to Boat Licence Terms and Conditions! Please respond now!

December 14th, 2020

The CRT consultation on proposed changes to Boat Licence Terms and Conditions ends on Monday 21st December 2020. You can only respond to the consultation online here https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=159843204588

Below we publish a short version of the previously published example response. Please respond if you can – if implemented, the proposals will drive some of our community off the water and into homelessness. Your response will carry more weight if you can put it in your own words, but the example response is a guide. You can download it here Short Example response to CRT Licence T&C consultation 2020

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Julian House to provide Covid-19 tests for people with no address and no transport

December 8th, 2020

The Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service is now able to provide Covid-19 tests for liveaboard boaters without transport AND without an address. Up to now, there was no provision of tests to people who could not drive to a drive-in test site or get one sent to them by post.

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CRT enforcement of 14-day rule post lockdown

November 30th, 2020

We have been informed that CRT will be expecting a gradual return to 14-day movement after 2nd December, which means that they expect all boats to have moved from where they are now by 16th December 2020.

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