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
  • assisting (as far as possible) with marine emergencies and
  • engagement with the local community

Latest news:

All NBTA members invited to Committee meeting 24th November, Rugby

You can vote without a fixed address – register by 26th November if you want to vote in the General Election on 12th December

Boat seizure averted at 11th hour after NBTA intervention

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Two pictures of 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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