Ho ho ho, here’s our Christmas competition!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Here is our 2014 Christmas competition! The best caption for the picture below will win a lifetime’s free subscription to this web site and a lovely jar of delicious sweets.

Send your entries by email to info@boatingcommunity.org.uk or text them to 07928 078208 or just put them on a comment on this page before midnight on 1st January 2015 to have a chance of winning!

There will be a bonus prize for the person who also correctly predicts the next former BW Director or senior manager whose job is culled by the CRT Dictator Chief Executive Richard Parry. Did we say “retirement”? Merry Christmas everyone!



Kennet and Avon in 1973

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A recently released programme from ITV West showing the Western Kennet and Avon in 1973, a lovely tour of some well loved places, that have changed somewhat in the interim.

Watch the film on the ITV website

Moorings at Bathampton in a different era

Moorings at Bathampton in a different era

Boat trip on the Charlotte of Dundas

Boat trip on the Charlotte of Dundas

Bath valley parishes launch new group at Dundas

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Some boaters may have noticed a group of smartly dressed people having their picture taken at Dundas Aqueduct on Monday 21st June. Thanks to the Wiltshire Times, we now know who they were. Yes, they are the Valley Parishes Alliance, a group of nine parish councils who have joined forces to present a unified view on local issues across the B&NES/ Wiltshire boundary. The issues they are concerned about include “the canal”. When you put together the words “parish council”, “concerned” and “canal”, it doesn’t take much imagination to translate that into

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Remember, boaters’ meeting Wednesday 16th June

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

A reminder – there will be a boaters’ meeting on Wednesday 16th June at 8pm upstairs at the Georgian Lodge Hotel, Bradford on Avon. See the post further down this page for all the details.

Change of venue for 16 June boaters’ meeting

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Important – We have had to change the venue for the 16 June Boaters’ Meeting. The meeting on 16 June 2010, 8pm, will be upstairs at Georgian Lodge Hotel, Bradford on Avon (opposite the library).

Our future, our canal! Moorings consultations, local mooring strategies, meetings with Wiltshire and B&NES Councils, BW aiming to become a charitable trust… a lot has been happening recently. We have been doing our best to resist BW’s attempts to get rid of liveaboard boaters from the western Kennet and Avon. Come to this meeting to find out what’s been happening and how you can be involved in fighting for the rights of liveaboard boaters on the Kennet and Avon.We had to change the venue, as the Canal Tavern was double-booked (by the pub’s boat club). Please pass this message on, especially to boaters without internet access.