The Government has updated its published Guidance on what to do if someone develops Covid-19 symptoms when living on a Traveller site, in a vehicle or on a boat, including information on additional support from local authorities. The Guidance is online here
The NBTA has sent the following response to the Canal & River Trust (CRT) consultation on changes to the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions, which ran from 28th September to 21st December 2020, explaining why the proposals are unreasonable and if implemented, would be unlawful in many respects.
Following the Government’s announcement on 4th January 2021 of a national Covid-19 lockdown in England, both Canal & River Trust (CRT) and the Environment Agency (EA) have suspended the enforcement of mooring stay times. This is also likely to apply to moorings on land owned by local authorities. We expect the other navigation authorities such […]
Canal & River Trust (CRT) was forced to return a seized boat following the threat of legal action by its live-aboard owner. The charity had seized the boat, which actually had a valid licence at the time, on 6th August 2020 without obtaining a Court Order, which is unlawful if a boat is used as […]
Following the Government announcement on 20th December some parts of England are now in a new Tier 4 of Covid-19 restrictions equivalent to lockdown, and Wales is in lockdown. More areas will be added to Tier 4 and Tier 3 from 26th December 2020. This means that only essential boat movements by liveaboard boaters are […]
The CRT consultation on proposed changes to Boat Licence Terms and Conditions ends on Monday 21st December 2020. You can only respond to the consultation online here: https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=159843204588 Below we publish a short version of the previously published example response.
As from 2nd December 2020 the Environment Agency (EA) has resumed enforcement of mooring stay times on its waterways, apart from those in Tier 3 areas. Most EA waterways are currently in Tier 2 areas, apart from the Upper Medway Navigation and some of the Anglian waterways which are in Tier 3. Boat movements can […]
For those members on Canal & River Trust (CRT) waterways, we have been informed that CRT will be expecting a gradual return to 14-day movement after 2nd December, which means that they expect all boats to have moved from where they are now by 16th December 2020. CRT’s Customer Support Manager: Licence Support (ie enforcement […]
Canal River and Trust (CRT) here have rolled out a survey into managing boat numbers on London Waterways. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/where-we-work/london-and-south-east/managing-boats-on-londons-busy-waterways https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=160260143288 This consultation is obviously framed with a set of leading questions to encourage people to say negative things about our community. So we at NBTA suggest to remedy this the response should be of a […]
Canal and River Trust (CRT) have recently announced that it intends once again to target boaters without a home mooring (also known as continuous cruisers) in London and reduce their numbers. Their latest “survey” of waterways stakeholders is introduced with the implication that there are too many of us, and the leading questions in the […]