The CRT consultation on changes to the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions ends on Sunday 20th December 2020. The NBTA believes that CRT’s proposals for changes to the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions are unreasonable and unlawful. Please respond if you can. Below we publish an example response to the consultation. It is really important […]
Following its decision to award District Enforcement the contract for managing its visitor moorings on the Thames in September 2020, the Environment Agency (EA) made a last minute request for comment on the proposed signs to the national boating organisations represented on the Thames Navigation Users Forum (the NBTA does not have a seat at […]
CRT waterways in England Canal & River Trust (CRT) has suspended enforcement of the 14-day rule between 5th November and 2nd December 2020 in England due to the Government announcement of a lockdown from Thursday 5th November.
All NBTA members are invited to take part in the 2020 General Meeting on Sunday 18th October at 2pm. This will be held as a telephone conference due to Covid-19 restrictions. Members should have received their invitation and agenda by email and text. If you haven’t received this and you would like to attend the […]
The NBTA has been informed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) that the draft Statutory Instrument, the Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020, was laid in both Houses of Parliament on 21st July 2020. This follows the 2018 consultation by DEFRA on the cleaner domestic burning of solid […]
The Treasury is planning legislation to prohibit the use of red diesel for propulsion in “private pleasure craft”, following the 2018 judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding red diesel in private pleasure boats. This is part of a wider phasing out of red diesel for many uses, to meet […]
Bargee Travellers who are shielding and waterway enforcement According to the Government, everyone who was shielding because the Government defined them as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ has now been told that they can stop shielding as from 1st August. Some people will continue to shield due to either medical advice or to keep themselves as safe […]
The NBTA is involved in ongoing discussions with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) about how best the liveaboard boating community can be included in the 2021 Census. ONS is now hiring hundreds of Community Advisers. Bargee Travellers, and people from all backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The census takes place every 10 years to […]
All NBTA members are invited to take part in the next NBTA Committee meeting, which again due to the coronavirus situation we will be holding as a telephone conference on Sunday 2nd August 2020, 2pm-4pm.
The NBTA has had some correspondence and discussion with Canal & River Trust (CRT) regarding its enforcement against boaters without a home mooring as the Covid-19 lockdown eases.