Meeting to prepare for outcome of CRT licence review, 12th Feb, Semington

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group will be on Monday 12th February 2018 at 7.30pm at the Somerset Arms, High St, Semington BA14 6JR, a 5 minute walk south from the canal bridge. All are welcome. The meeting aims to plan what action to take if CRT announces an increase in licence fees for boats without a home mooring.

CRT said it would publish the outcome of the licence review in late January 2018. One of the outcomes could be that licence fees for boats without a home mooring will be massively increased compared to the fee for those with a mooring. This would affect a large number of both liveaboards and leisure boaters on the K&A and beyond. Boaters have already put forward some ideas of how to fight this if it happens – please come and contribute your ideas, or help with planning any action.

Please also come to the meeting if you need any information about CRT enforcement, restriction of a boat licence renewal to 6 months or other matters regarding the rights of liveaboard boaters.

We will also have voter registration forms available if you want to register to vote by declaring a local connection, for those without a residential address. Politics at the moment mean there could be a General Election at any time – make sure you can vote if you want to!

The Boaters’ Action Group aims to defend and promote the boating community on the K&A. The group has a new schedule: meetings are now every 2 months on the second Monday. There will be meetings on 9th April and 11th June 2018. There may be extra meetings if these are needed. Please contact or 07928 078208. We look forward to seeing you on 12th February.

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