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


Leisure and hire boating in England to resume from 4th July as Coronavirus lockdown is eased further

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

NBTA demands closure of overcrowded towpaths after lockdown easing

Middle Level Commissioners postpone licensing until September 2020 due to Covid-19


Research by Cardiff and Plymouth University into Bargee Travellers – online survey

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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