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.
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 […]