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Boat movement could resume on 12th April

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Following the Government’s announcement of a ‘road map’ out of the current Coronavirus lockdown that began on 4th January, CRT has stated that it expects boat movement to remain limited to essential journeys only until 29th March 2021, and only limited local movement until 12th April 2021. Subject to further Government advice, CRT intends to resume enforcement of the 14-day rule from 12th April.

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Make sure you can take part in the Census on March 21st

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

The 2021 Census will take place on 21st March and for the first time will be mainly digital, with paper forms available on request. Freephone helplines will open from 1st March, with all minority languages catered for.

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CRT virtual User Forum for Wales and South West, 10th Feb

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

CRT is to hold a virtual User Forum for Wales and South West region on Zoom on Wednesday 10th February at 5pm-7pm. This is an opportunity to raise issues that concern you, such as waterway maintenance, enforcement, and what CRT should be doing to protect liveaboard boaters during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns.

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Farewell Lady-Jacqueline

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Sunday, 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

Friday, 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

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

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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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