Posts Tagged ‘Sally Ash’

IWA lose the plot on continuous cruising

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The IWA’s response to the news that Nick Brown discontinued his Judicial Review of CRT’s Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring is alarmingly off-piste. IWA Chair Les Etheridge weighed into the discussion saying “Visitor moorings on the inland waterways need to be managed with the best interests of the whole boating community”.

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NABO drops opposition to roving mooring permits while CRT CEO says the permits will not be available nationally

Friday, February 21st, 2014

In a meeting between CRT and the National Association of Boat Owners (NABO) on 14th January, NABO stated that “Putting the legal arguments to one side, NABO, as a policy decision, are happy for the pilot [roving mooring permit] operation to proceed and will monitor a) its success and b) its effect, if any, on other boaters and the availability of moorings. NABO feels that at least a roving mooring permit is a compassionate attempt to resolve a problem which has been allowed to get out of control. NABO will at this time raise no legal objections during this process but would suggest that the effectiveness of the roving mooring permits is monitored at 6 and 12 month intervals and NABO would like to be party to the findings”.

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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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CRT advisory group recommends fewer visitor moorings

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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.

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Consultation summary published: CRT propose to change Local Waterway Partnership proposals despite strong support

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

A summary and report on the responses to the consultation on the Towpath Mooring Plan for the K&A west of Devizes was published by CRT yesterday. This showed that those who responded to the consultation strongly support the proposals.

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CRT web site misleads the public again about continuous cruising

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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.

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CRT to review winter moorings following chaos of new system

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

CRT has informed one of its winter moorings customers that it is going to re-think its new system for winter moorings. The customer in question has not actually been able to use their winter mooring permit because they have not found anywhere that is not excluded from the system.

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Parry to personally scrutinise every decision to take a boater to court

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Three boaters spoke to Richard Parry, CRT’s Chief Executive, when he visited Crofton last Wednesday. One of the most significant things that they learnt was that Mr Parry will personally scrutinise every decision to take boaters to court from January.

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Another local government report condemns CRT’s treatment of liveaboards without moorings

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

This time it’s the London Assembly, which held an inquiry into boats and mooring on London’s waterways earlier this year. The report, published last week, condemns CRT for its failure to provide adequate water, sanitary and rubbish disposal facilities for the increased number of liveaboard boaters without home moorings in London.

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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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