All NBTA members are invited to the NBTA Committee meeting which will be held by telephone and by Zoom on Sunday 10th July 2022 at 2pm to 4pm.
Early in 2021, CRT announced that they would be restricting moorings along 10km of the River Lea, claiming that mooring in these ‘Water Safety Zones’ was unsafe. Join us at the Hackney Protest Picnic on 26th June 2022 to continue our resistance! Meet at 12 noon on Walthamstow Marshes, opposite the Anchor & Hope pub.
A petition has been started calling on the Secretary of State for Business to include off-grid households in the Government £400 Energy Bills Support Scheme. Please sign it here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/include-off-grid-households-in-government-ps400-energy-bills-support-scheme
The Queen’s speech on 10th May 2022 announced the Government’s plans to rip up the Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Act incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK law. Articles 6 and 8 of the ECHR are some of the few protections in law that boat dwellers have from summary eviction […]
Researchers at Leeds and Newcastle Universities are carrying out a study of boaters’ access to water and sanitation. They are looking for liveaboard boaters to take part in the research. They say:
The NBTA has had an extensive discussion with one of the DEFRA officials responsible for drawing up guidance to local authorities on the application of smoke control areas to boats under the Environment Act 2021
Today, at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a Psychotherapy and Mental Health Skills Coaching Service for itinerant boat dwellers has been launched, supported by the NBTA and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The NBTA sends its heartfelt thanks to all the people who play the National Lottery every week for helping […]
On 27th April 2022 the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent and has become law. Part Four of the Act makes trespass a criminal offence for the first time. Campaigners against the new law say that this is a direct attack on the traditional way of life of Gypsy and Traveller communities. […]
The NBTA is hiring – we’re looking for a part-time / casual Press Officer to deal with incoming press requests and a part-time / casual Minutes Secretary to take minutes of the NBTA Committee, General and Extraordinary General Meetings. Please see the job descriptions below. The rate of pay is £15.00 per hour. These are […]
Object now to Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) proposals for even more mooring restrictions in London! The consultation, which ends on 4th April 2022, proposes paid-for bookable short term moorings of less than 14 days, and further areas of restrictions on triple mooring and narrowboat to widebeam mooring. If implemented, this will yet again reduce […]