Bargee Travellers are being encouraged to complete an NHS survey in order to alert GPs, hospitals and clinics to the barriers that we face gaining access to the health services all citizens are entitled to.
There are currently six people on the NBTA Committee and we need more people to be involved in the day-to-day running of the NBTA. We are also getting some working groups together and are looking for people to get these going. Because of the itinerant, scattered nature of our community, much of the time the […]
We can announce that the All Star 45s will play rock and roll from the 50s to the 70s at the NBTA 10th Anniversary celebrations on 27th April at The Middle Floor, 23-25 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EQ*. The bar opens at 6.30pm; dance your socks off from 8pm! The 10th Anniversary also includes the […]
Canal & River Trust (CRT) has restructured its enforcement team so that most enforcement staff (who were re-branded as Boat Licence Customer Support staff in 2017) are now managed by the regional directors, who were appointed following restructuring of the navigation authority in summer 2018.
The NBTA has today published the Best Practice Guide for Boat Dweller Accommodation Needs Assessments under Section 124 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.
Canal & River Trust (CRT) is to hold more meetings for disabled boaters. This is an opportunity to raise issues regarding accessibility; ‘reasonable adjustments’; CRT’s policy towards disabled Bargee Travellers; and whatever other issues concern people.
The NBTA 10th Anniversary Celebration and General Meeting will be held at Middle Floor, 23-25 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EQ on Saturday 27th April 2019 from 11am to 11pm. Free entry, donations welcome.
The NBTA is aware of recent reports that boaters have been approached by unspecified people claiming to be officers of Local Authorities with powers to stop them burning wood and/or non-smokeless solid fuel in their stoves and to take enforcement action against them if they refuse. Accordingly we are re-publishing Application of Smoke Control Legislation to […]
The Environment Agency is being accused of using underhand tactics to have currently unregistered riverside land put into its name, behind the backs of local live-aboard boat residents. The section of currently unregistered riverbank in West Molesey, Surrey, has been lawfully occupied for many years by a group of quiet and friendly off-grid boat owners.
The NBTA will be 10 years old in 2019. Since its formation by a small group of Bargee Travellers facing eviction in 2009, it has been active in defending and supporting itinerant boat dwellers throughout the inland waterways.