The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) has announced that boat safety examinations can now resume for most boat owners, but they will happen in a ‘new normal’ framework based on the latest Government guidance.
As of 23rd May 2020, Canal & River Trust (CRT) resumed enforcement of the 14 day limit for most boaters without a home mooring. CRT has stated that it expects boaters without a home mooring to have moved by 6th June 2020, and that its summer time limits now apply at Visitor Moorings. This does […]
The Environment Agency (EA) plans to re-open its waterways in England to navigation by 1st June 2020 at the latest (but you can still only stay overnight on your boat if you live aboard). This means that from 1st June, enforcement of short stay mooring time limits will start again.
From today (23rd May 2020) Canal & River Trust (CRT) will enforce summer visitor mooring time limits and will enforce the 14 day limit for most boaters without a home mooring unless they have ‘reasonable adjustments’ under the Equality Act 2010 or if it is reasonable for them to stay where they are for longer […]
Following the Government announcement of a partial easing of the Coronavirus lockdown on 10th May 2020, the NBTA has written to Canal & River Trust (CRT) to demand closure of any canal towpaths where users are not observing social distancing or where the path is too narrow for people to stay 2 metres apart.
Canal & River Trust (CRT) has announced a phased return to navigation with short day trips permitted from 13th May 2020; from 23rd May, enforcement of the 14-day rule will resume and visitor moorings will revert to summer time limits. By 6th June boaters without a home mooring should have resumed movement every 14 days.
Yesterday (11th May 2020) Canal & River Trust (CRT) announced that the suspension of all but essential boat movements would continue until 23rd May. Visitor moorings can continue to be used for 14 days where this applies. However, with the Government announcement of a very limited lifting of the lockdown, angling and watersports such as […]
The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) has announced that all Boat Safety Certificates will be extended until 31st July 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown. This applies to all navigation authorities where a Boat Safety certificate is required.
All members are invited to take part in the NBTA Committee meeting, which due to the coronavirus lockdown we will be holding as a telephone conference on Sunday 10th May 2020 at 2.30pm to 4pm.
Some Bargee Travellers are likely to be moored in places where they could be vulnerable to eviction on grounds of trespass, especially if they are not on CRT waterways and are moored to local authority or private land. The most common procedure for eviction of trespassers is under Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules […]