The NBTA and four other Petitioners obtained amendments to the Middle Level Bill that go some way towards protecting both boat dwellers and leisure boaters from enforcement, following an Opposed Bill Select Committee in the House of Commons on 15th-17th January 2018.
As Cambridge City Council looks set to start evicting Bargee Travellers moored at Riverside Dock and elsewhere on the River Cam following a consultation on revisions to its mooring policy in 2017 that failed to engage with these boat dwellers, over one thousand people have signed an online petition calling for a halt to the evictions. […]
The NBTA has published its consultation responses here as a resource for Bargee Travellers and boat dwellers who may wish to respond to future consultations on matters that affect them.
All NBTA members are invited to the Committee meeting on Sunday 21st January 2018 at 2pm-5pm at the The Sun Inn, 7 Lichfield Road, Stafford, ST17 4JX (tel 01785 248361). Come and help to run the NBTA and decide what the NBTA’s priorities should be for the next few months. Among other things we will be planning Volunteer Caseworker […]
Canal & River Trust (CRT) earlier this year stayed Section 8 cases against two boat dwellers without home moorings, Matthew Jones and Christopher McKendrick, following the Court of Appeal judgment in Matthew Jones’s favour on 7th March 2017. The Consent Order sealed by Bristol County Court on 23rd May 2017 shows that CRT reached a settlement […]
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 […]
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 […]
The NBTA General Meeting and Social/ Film evening will be held at 12.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday 18th November 2017 at West Watford Community Centre, 15 Harwoods Road, Watford WD18 7RB. All members are welcome. Travel directions and a map are below.
Boaters on Canal & River Trust (CRT) waterways may have received an email or a letter from CRT with a link to the online consultation questionnaire for CRT’s review of boat licensing. This consultation contains two proposals to increase the cost of a boat licence without a home mooring. There is no legal justification for […]
The 2017 General Meeting of the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 12.30pm to 9.30pm at: West Watford Community Centre, 15 Harwoods Road, Watford WD18 7RB.