Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) review of boat licensing and the proposed publication of “illustrative cruising patterns” for Bargee Traveller families with school age children have been delayed for months due to internal disagreements, the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) has discovered.
There will be a Boats Are Homes demo at the Conservative Party Conference, Manchester, on Sunday 1st October. Meet at 11am at Piccadilly Basin in Manchester. Bring your boat if you can. Look out for boats and the blue NBTA banner. Organised by NBTA North.
All NBTA members are invited to the next NBTA Committee meeting which is on Sunday 8th October 2017 from 2pm to 5pm at The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX. All are welcome.
Please write to your MP NOW!! and ask him or her to vote against the motion to carry over the Middle Level Bill to the new Parliamentary session that started after the June 2017 General Election. Better still, please find the time to make an appointment to see your MP, as this has a much […]
On 14th February 2017 the Waterways Ombudsman stated in a case report (Case no 933) that Canal & River Trust (CRT) intended in the coming weeks to publish “illustrative cruising patterns” for boaters with school age children. In the Navigation Advisory Group meeting of 13th February 2017, former Head of Boating Mike Grimes stated: “We’re […]
All NBTA members are invited to the next NBTA Committee meeting which will be on Sunday 27th August 2017, 2pm to 5pm in the upstairs function room at the Crown, 10 Bond St, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4BX. It is outside the railway station and about three quarters of a mile from the Coventry Canal.
The National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) has made a formal complaint about the conduct of CRT’s boat licensing review. NBTA Chair Pamela Smith condemned the consultation after speaking to boaters who attended the workshops that formed the second stage of the consultation.
In a recent meeting between Canal & River Trust (CRT) and the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) London branch, CRT stated that they have a national plan to remove 40% of litter bins from the towpaths in order to reduce litter. They plan to keep them in storage and only reinstate them if litter continues […]
The Government has been running a consultation on the use of red diesel, which opened in March 2017 and closes on 30th June 2017. The consultation document gives a list of uses of red diesel which includes ships and private pleasure craft, but makes no mention of boat dwellers. The NBTA believes it is important that […]
Dear General Election Candidates, If you are elected on June 8th, please would you commit to improving the way boat dwellers without permanent moorings are treated? It is vitally important that boat dwellers without permanent moorings who abide by the law should not lose their homes.