Are you interested in helping boaters to deal with enforcement by navigation or other authorities? Would you like to be involved in making sure Bargee Travellers can exercise their rights, such as healthcare and welfare benefits? Are you already helping other liveaboard boaters with these and similar matters, or do you have experience of casework/ […]
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is consulting boaters and fuel suppliers on how to implement the 2018 European Court of Justice ruling that the UK cannot allow “private pleasure craft” to use red diesel for propulsion. Please respond if you can, so that the HMRC understands the impact on individual Bargee Travellers.
Despite repeated denials and refusals to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, it turns out that Canal & River Trust (CRT) drew up “illustrative cruising patterns” for boat dwellers without home moorings with school age children as long ago as November 2016.
The Department for Education is carrying out a consultation on setting up a compulsory registration and monitoring scheme of children who are educated at home or not in mainstream schools. It ends on 24th June 2019.
Liveaboard? Want to know more about your rights? The NBTA is holding an Open Meeting and Legal Briefing in Nottingham on Sunday 16th June 2019 at 6pm – 9pm at The Waterfront, Castle Wharf, Canal St, Nottingham NG1 7EH. All are welcome.
There will be a public meeting to discuss the activities of District Enforcement in Reading on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 7pm at The Jolly Anglers, Kennetside, Reading. Bring your District Enforcement issues.
STOP PRESS Andrzei’s boat was seized by Canal & River Trust on 14th May 2019 at Harlesden and craned out. The Andrzei enforcement case is said to be no longer being dealt with by the local enforcement officer and regional enforcement manager. This after Section 7 of the British Waterways act 1983, which lays out […]
Elections to the European Parliament will take place in the UK on May 23rd 2019 except in the very unlikely event that agreement on a Brexit deal is reached among MPs before 22nd May. If you live on a boat without a fixed address you can register to vote by declaring a local connection.The deadline […]
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 […]