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.
Transport may be available through People’s Assembly who are also organising a demo at the Tory conference. See http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manc2_transport
On 8th April, the Boats Are Homes demonstration handed in a petition for the second time of more than 30,000 signatures to number 10 Downing Street calling for government action to stop Canal & River Trust’s unlawful threats of homelessness and actual evictions of Bargee Travellers based on their distance or pattern of movement. The Prime Minister and DEFRA again fobbed us off saying we should raise our concerns directly with the Trust. Many boat dwellers have done this repeatedly yet Canal & River Trust remains intransigent. Each time, it was a Tory Government that fobbed us off. Let’s make a big splash (pun intended) about the fact that the Tory Government has shown it doesn’t care about boat dwellers.
For more information about the Boats Are Homes demo contact 07710 160340.