Boat movement and mooring enforcement on most inland waterways in England resumed yesterday 12th April 2021. On Canal & River Trust (CRT) waterways, boaters without a home mooring have 14 days from yesterday to move from the place where they were moored during the lockdown, meaning that they need to have moved by 26th April […]
March with the NBTA banner in London tomorrow Saturday 3rd April in protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Meet NBTA’s London branch at 12.15 at Marble Arch. Look for the blue and white NBTA banner. The march begins at 1pm at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park.
The NBTA has joined with other concerned people and groups and is crowdfunding to start the process of a legal challenge to Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) proposals to change the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions. The changes CRT wants to make will have a far-reaching and adverse effect on all boaters, and especially those […]
All members are invited to the NBTA Committee meeting by telephone and/or video conference on Sunday 11th April 2021 at 2pm to 4pm. Please send any agenda items to email@example.com by Saturday 10th April 2021.
The Boat Safety Scheme is running a survey between 15th March and 9th April 2021. The survey seeks boaters’ views on certain safety installations such as smoke alarms and whether these should be required to pass the Boat Safety examination. You can complete the survey online here:
A number of NBTA members are also Roving Canal Traders. They have been facing problems with local authorities recently regarding their trading activities. Nevil Ingram of Justice for Roving Canal Traders writes:
The deadline for completing the 2021 Census is the end of April, and the Census telephone helpline has added a special line for people living on boats or in caravans, vans, tents or other transient accommodation. This follows the severe difficulties that some Bargee Travellers experienced trying to get a Unique Access Code to do […]
The Government has announced a new law that will criminalise trespass. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposes making intentional trespass with intent to reside a criminal offence whether it is on private or public land or on the highway and regardless of how long the land is occupied.
Canal & River Trust (CRT) has stated that boaters without a home mooring on a restricted 6-month licence are not expected to cover the same range as those on a 12-month licence. Matthew Aymes, CRT Customer Support Manager, Licence Support (ie enforcement manager) said in an email on 23rd February 2021:
The Government has responded to the Treasury consultation on reforms to the tax treatment of red diesel that ran in the summer of 2020. The owners of private pleasure boats, a term within which the Government includes boats used as homes, can continue to use red diesel as they do now, in England, Wales and […]