On 14th February 2017 the Waterways Ombudsman stated in a case report (Case no 933) that CRT intended in the coming weeks to publish “illustrative cruising patterns” for liveaboard boaters with school age children. In the Navigation Advisory Group meeting of 13th February 2017, former Head of Boating Mike Grimes stated: “We’re looking at putting together and publish soon some example compliant movement patterns that boaters with children could look at to help inform their movement patterns”.
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Tags: Bathampton School, children, community, continuous cruising, CRT continuous cruising policy, CRT Navigation Advisory Group, enforcement, families, Fitzmaurice School, FOI requests, liveaboards, Michelle Donelan MP, Mike Grimes, Richard Parry, school, Waterways Ombudsman
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Sam Worrall, a liveaboard boater without a home mooring on the K&A, has been appointed to CRT’s Navigation Advisory Group (NAG) Licensing and Moorings Sub-Group. Sam is one of Julian House’s two Gypsy, Traveller Boater and Roma Outreach and Engagement Officers.
CRT announced last week that it had allocated £225,000 towards upgrading sanitary stations on the K&A and in the North West, the Midlands and London as part of a new programme of improvements throughout the system that also includes dredging and offside vegetation cutting.
Following a 148-signature petition and complaints to CRT, K&A Manager Mark Stephens has agreed to re-instate the rubbish bins for boaters in Hungerford and Devizes Wharf. Other bin stores will be improved to prevent misuse and fly-tipping, including building fences and lockable gates.
Mark Walton, who is the only liveaboard boater without a home mooring on CRT’s Navigation Advisory Group (NAG) has reported back on discussion about visitor moorings within the Licensing and Mooring sub group of NAG.
Sally Ash has posted a new article on CRT’s web site that seeks to discourage people from exercising the right to live on a boat without a home mooring that all CRT licence holders enjoy. “Spreading the word about the demands of living afloat” misinforms people, saying that the law does not allow them to “simply to move around within a small area” and blames continuous cruisers for spoiling everybody’s enjoyment of the waterways.
Tags: bona fide navigation, continuous cruising, CRT misinformation, CRT Navigation Advisory Group, Drifters Leisure Limited, hire boat companies, Sally Ash, Section 17, Waterways Act 1995
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We are now able to report that the CRT Navigation Advisory Group has given its wholehearted support to the Local Mooring Strategy that was finalised by the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership in April.
Tags: continuous cruising, CRT Navigation Advisory Group, liveaboards, Local consultation, Local Mooring Strategy, Local Waterway Partnership, roving mooring permits
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Consideration by CRT’s Navigation Advisory Group of the Local Mooring Strategy that was finalised by the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership has been unnacountably delayed. The Mooring Strategy was to be considered by the Navigation Advisory Group (NAG) on 24th April. However, it appears that CRT cancelled this meeting with no explanation and it is not known when the Navigation Advisory group will meet next.
Tags: continuous cruising, CRT Navigation Advisory Group, Grand Union canal, liveaboards, Local Mooring Strategy, roving mooring permits, Sally Ash, Section 17, Waterways Act 1995
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