National Bargee Travellers Association

Welcome to the National Bargee Travellers Association

The NBTA seeks to represent the interests of all itinerant live aboard boat dwellers – “Bargee Travellers” – in respect of

  • pursuing the lifestyle
  • upholding minority demographic rights
  • lobbying at both central government and local government levels
  • defending the legal rights of members
  • engagement with the local community


NBTA update on coronavirus, August 2020

CRT enforcement post-lockdown

What if I don’t feel safe to resume moving every 14 days on CRT waterways?


Please respond by 1st October to Government consultation on phasing out red diesel for propulsion

DEFRA lays draft law to prohibit the sale of high emission wood and coal in England

Landmark judgement confirms Housing Benefit for boat licence fees

The flotilla protest against CRT’s creeping privatisation and gentrification of the public towpath on 25th May 2019 in central London




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