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:

NBTA Open meeting and Legal Briefing in Nottingham, 16th June 2019

Government consultation on Home Education – ends 24th June 2019

NBTA publishes Best Practice Guide for Boat Dweller Accommodation Needs Assessments

Click here for more information.

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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