Posts Tagged ‘bona fide navigation’

K&A mooring consultation: only three weeks until deadline

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Responses to the consultation on the Towpath Mooring Plan for the K&A west of Devizes have to be in by 29th November. The proposals will affect all boaters using the K&A between Bath and Devizes. If you haven’t filled in a consultation questionnaire, please do so now. Below is an example consultation response with some explanatory notes to help you gather your thoughts.

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Judicial review of mooring guidance to go ahead

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The Court of Appeal yesterday (23 July) granted permission to Nick Brown for a Judicial Review of the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) 2011 Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring.

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Why Roving Mooring Permits are unlawful

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Boaters without home moorings on the southern Grand Union Canal are being offered Roving Mooring Permits by CRT. Boaters are being offered a way out of the enforcement process that means paying a substantial extra fee (£800 per year for a 60 foot boat) to do what s.17(3)(c)(ii) of the British Waterways Act 1995 already permits them to do.

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Mooring Strategy draft is delivered to Local Waterway Partnership

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The K&A Local Waterway Partnership Moorings Sub-Group delivered its proposals for the local mooring strategy to a meeting of the full Partnership on 31st January.

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CRT Council member urges IWA to spy on law abiding boaters

Sunday, January 13th, 2013


Vaughan Welch, one of the four private boater representatives elected to the CRT Council, has recently written an article encouraging IWA members to spy on boaters who comply with Section 17 3 c ii of the 1995 British Waterways Act.

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Liveaboards fight on for justice

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Itinerant live-aboard boaters are carrying on their legal challenge of the Canal & River Trust’s unlawful harassment of boat dwellers without home moorings.

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CRT press release signals continued attack on boaters without home moorings

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Just hours before the K and A  Local Waterway Partnership (LWP) was due to hold its first moorings sub-group meeting to review the local mooring strategy proposals, CRT issued a press release detailing its plans to continue eroding the rights of CRT licence holders to use the waterways without a home mooring under Section 17 3 c ii of the 1995 British Waterways Act.

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Boaters take ‘No Abuse’ message to CRT Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Three liveaboard boaters attended the CRT Annual Meeting in Birmingham on 27 September to register their objection to the joint CRT and IWA attack on the rights of boaters without home moorings.

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BW misleads boaters again over legality of guidance for continuous cruising

Friday, June 8th, 2012

On 23rd May, BW published a press release stating that the High Court had issued a judgement upholding the lawfulness of its Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring. This is highly misleading; liveaboard boater Nick Brown is continuing his Judicial Review of BW’s Guidance.

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K&A water supply and drought contingency plans for summer 2012

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The possibility of navigation restrictions and stoppages is one of the reasons why Section 17 3 c ii of the 1995 British Waterways Act allows boaters without home moorings to stay longer than 14 days in one place if it is reasonable in the circumstances. So if you are trapped by maintenance stoppages or drought measures, don’t worry. Here is some information from BW about water resources, water supply and plans in the event of further drought, from the presentation at the Kennet and Avon Canal User Group meeting on May 3rd.

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