SUPPORT THE NBTA – APPEAL FOR FUNDS

The NBTA is an unfunded organisation run entirely by volunteers. It campaigns and provides support and advice for boat dwellers without permanent moorings on Britain’s inland and coastal waterways. Our community has few specific rights in law and navigation authorities do not always respect our homes. We are seeing progressively tougher restrictions imposed on Bargee […]

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NBTA publishes full example response to CRT licence fee consultation

The NBTA publishes here a full example response to Stage 3 of CRT’s Boat Licence Review consultation Example full response CRT licence consultation 2017 for anyone who wishes to use it to help them to complete the questionnaire. Here is a pdf copy of the questionnaire for anyone who prefers to print and complete the questionnaire on paper Print version CRT survey […]

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Internal disagreements delay CRT licence review and “illustrative cruising patterns” for families with school age children

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.

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CRT still drafting “illustrative cruising patterns” for Bargee Travellers with school age children six months on

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 […]

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