Posts Tagged ‘equality’

Disabled boaters – know your rights!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

CRT has adopted a standard procedure for assessing and agreeing adjustments to its enforcement procedure for boaters with disabilities.

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Information release throws light on changes to enforcement process for boats without a home mooring

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

In a response to a Freedom of Information request CRT has released information about the changes to the enforcement process against boats without a home mooring which it has announced will be applied to all continuous cruisers from 1st May 2015.

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CRT welfare officer in post

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Sean Williams, the recently appointed CRT Welfare Officer, started work this week. We do not have any contact details for him yet, but assume his email address will be and that he will be based in the CRT head office at First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

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CRT ignores Equality and Human Rights Commission demand to comply with Equality Act

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

CRT has ignored a letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) informing it that it must meet its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments to enable a boater who has a disability to communicate with the Trust.

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Petition reaches 5000 but CRT reneges on personal scrutiny of enforcement cases by Chief Executive

Monday, February 17th, 2014

A boat dweller who is facing court action by CRT was told that Richard Parry will not personally scrutinise every decision to take boat dwellers to court, whether against sick boaters or otherwise, according to a petition on the 38 degrees web site. This is in direct contradiction to the discussion between a K&A boater and Mr Parry.

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Nearly 4,500 people pressure CRT to review enforcement against boaters who are ill

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

All enforcement cases involving boaters who are ill will be personally scrutinised by CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry. This was announced following an online petition that nearly 4,500 people have signed. The petition calls on CRT to stop evicting boat dwellers who are disabled, elderly or vulnerable. You can read the petition and sign it here

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Disabled boater gets ‘reasonable adjustments’: CRT reviewing its equality compliance

Monday, December 9th, 2013

In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind, CRT has granted a disabled continuous cruiser’s request for ‘reasonable adjustments’ that he is entitled to under the Equality Act – but only for a temporary period.

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Liveaboard boaters make statement to BaNES Council

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

BaNES Council Housing and Major Projects Panel endorsed the Council’s  Task and Finish group report on Boat Dwellers and River Travellers on 19th November. Liveaboard boaters delivered a statement to the Panel supporting the report and explaining why the actions proposed in the report were needed.

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BaNES Council report condemns CRT failure to meet equalities obligations

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A report published by Bath and NE Somerset Council has recommended that the Council should not endorse the CRT Local Mooring Strategy for the western K&A unless and until the Council is satisfied that it is compliant with CRT’s legal obligations under the Equality Act and the Mooring Strategy will not conflict with Council policy.

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Canal and River Trust registered but still time to lobby MPs about BW Transfer Order

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

On 27th March, the House of Lords Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee decided to trigger the “super affirmative” procedure for the BW Transfer Order. This means that the time for consideration by Parliamentary Committees is 60 days (normally it is 40) and it must be approved by both Houses of Parliament following a debate in each. The 60 days ends on 24 May 2012 and the debates will take place sometime after 30 May. Seven days notice of the debates will be given and this will be posted on This means that there is still some more time to lobby MPs and Lords about the Transfer Order, up to the start of June. Please write to your MP.

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