All members are invited to the next NBTA Committee meeting. This will take place on Sunday 24th November 2019 at 2-5pm at the Three Horseshoes Bar in the Rugby Hotel, 22-23 Sheep St, Rugby CV21 3BX.
A General Election will take place on 12th December 2019. If you live on a boat without a fixed address you can register to vote by declaring a local connection.The deadline for registering to vote in the General Election is 26th November 2019.
CRT attempted to seize a boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal on Wednesday 16th October after wrongly denying the boater the opportunity to license the boat. The seizure was prevented by the intervention of the Legal Officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) Nick Brown, who spoke to the police, the boater and […]
There are still some places left on the forthcoming NBTA Volunteer Caseworker Training Day in Birmingham on 9th November 2019. This will take place from 11am-7pm at The Victoria (upstairs), 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN.
Bargee Travellers are seriously under-represented on CRT’s governing Council, its regional advisory boards/ waterway partnerships and its navigation and other advisory groups. The decisions of all of these bodies have the potential to adversely affect our community. Members may wish to stand for election to the CRT Council. More information from CRT is available via […]
Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are carrying out a short health survey of liveaboard boaters as part of their campaign to end discrimination in health services. This is the first nationwide health survey of the boat dweller community. The survey has had over 300 responses so far and will run for another two weeks. You […]
The deadline for objecting to the draft Middle Level navigation byelaws 2019 has now been extended to 18th November 2019 and the procedure for objections has been publicised on www.middlelevel.gov.uk Objections can be sent by email – we recommend sending objections to email@example.com and copying them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If posting the address is:
There are still 5 places left on the NBTA Volunteer Caseworker Training Day in East London on Saturday 19th October 2019 at 11am-7pm. This will take place at Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX. There are still 10 places available on the Volunteer Caseworker Training Day in Birmingham on Saturday […]
A court in Reading struck out a claim by District Enforcement earlier this year to evict boats from moorings in Reading. The car parking enforcement company is contracted by Reading Borough Council to enforce £100 per day mooring charges on Council owned land on the Thames.
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/ […]