Following complaints to CRT by concerned boaters and by the Wiltshire Hunt Saboteurs, CRT’s Legal Director has written to Avon Vale Hunt threatening legal action if the hunt continues to carry out hunting with dogs on the K&A towpath. The hunt was seen on the towpath at Horton last week and has also been seen at Bishops Cannings. Hounds have in the past killed boaters’ pets. If you see any trail hunting or foxhunting on the towpath, please report it to CRT – see https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/contact-us – and get photos or videos if possible.
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CRT has stated that it will remove any items left on or beside the towpath between Smelly Bridge (Bridge 173) and Avoncliff if these are not removed before April 2021. Due to the pandemic, CRT has provided a skip at Bridge 173 for boaters to dispose of any unwanted items.
CRT is threatening to terminate the licences of boaters who “persistently obstruct the towpath or use Trust land for storing items from their boat”. This is another reason to oppose and resist CRT’s proposed changes to the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions
BW has claimed that despite discussing “the possibility of introducing greater enforcement powers for BW as part of the new legislation” at its January 2011 Board meeting, it is not seeking extra enforcement powers through its amendment (99A) to the Public Bodies Bill (which will transfer BW to charity status). BW’s Legal Director Nigel Johnson reported back to BW’s May Board meeting that this would not be possible and the appropriate method of seeking change to BW’s enforcement powers was by an Order under the Transport and Works Act 1992 – in other words, a Statutory Instrument. To our knowledge, BW has not used the Transport and Works Act Order process in the past to gain additional powers. The only way to successfully object to a Transport and Works Act Order is to bring a Judicial Review. Public consultation is not obligatory.