NBTA London is holding an open air meeting and celebration of the boating community on Sunday 19th April at 12 noon at the Canal Gate (westernmost entrance), Victoria Park. There will be music and speeches from the boater community, alongside trade boats, bunting, banners, balloons and placards and much more. This is during a time when the Canal & River Trust (CRT) plans to refuse full licences to lawful boaters who “don’t move far enough”. This goes beyond the powers of CRT in the British Waterways Act 1995. This Act clearly states how often boats should move, but does not state any minimum distance that boats should travel or any specific cruising pattern beyond the stated 14 day limit.