A Government consultation on making trespass a criminal offence is currently running and we urge all Bargee Travellers to respond to it saying that you strongly disagree that entering land without the landowner’s permission should be made a criminal offence in any circumstances. The consultation opened on 5th November 2019 and ends at 11.59pm on […]
CRT has relented from its decision to bar boaters on restricted 6-month licences from voting in the 2020 CRT Council election following a complaint by the NBTA. Make sure you check your postal address and/or your email as soon as possible, as CRT is not extending the election, which means everyone needs to vote before […]
Elections to the CRT Council opened yesterday 20th January 2020 and will close on 14th February. Voting is restricted to one vote per 12-month licence and is an online-only process. If you have an email address that is registered with CRT, you will get an email with a link to your vote. If CRT do […]
Welcome members and a Happy New Year! All NBTA members are invited to the next NBTA Committee meeting which will be on Sunday 26th January 2020 at 2pm-5pm upstairs at The Newbury, 137 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5HB. All are welcome.
Two Traveller organisations, Friends, Families and Travellers and Traveller Pride are currently running surveys that Bargee Travellers may wish to complete.
All members are invited to the next NBTA Committee meeting. This will take place on Sunday 24th November 2019 at 2-5pm at the Three Horseshoes Bar in the Rugby Hotel, 22-23 Sheep St, Rugby CV21 3BX.
A General Election will take place on 12th December 2019. If you live on a boat without a fixed address you can register to vote by declaring a local connection.The deadline for registering to vote in the General Election is 26th November 2019.
CRT attempted to seize a boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal on Wednesday 16th October after wrongly denying the boater the opportunity to license the boat. The seizure was prevented by the intervention of the Legal Officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) Nick Brown, who spoke to the police, the boater and […]
There are still some places left on the forthcoming NBTA Volunteer Caseworker Training Day in Birmingham on 9th November 2019. This will take place from 11am-7pm at The Victoria (upstairs), 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN.
Bargee Travellers are seriously under-represented on CRT’s governing Council, its regional advisory boards/ waterway partnerships and its navigation and other advisory groups. The decisions of all of these bodies have the potential to adversely affect our community. Members may wish to stand for election to the CRT Council. More information from CRT is available via […]