Canal & River Trust (CRT) is to hold more meetings for disabled boaters. This is an opportunity to raise issues regarding accessibility; ‘reasonable adjustments’; CRT’s policy towards disabled Bargee Travellers; and whatever other issues concern people.
The meeting on 22nd March 2019 will take place at 2pm at the CRT offices at Fearns Wharf, Neptune Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 8PB.
The meeting on 26th March 2019 will be at 2pm at St Margaret’s Hall, St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1DA.
Here are the notes from three earlier meetings that CRT has held with boaters with disabilities.
CRT says: “This is an open meeting to hear from disabled boaters and their carers on their experience of boating on our waterways. If you are not able to attend but would like to contribute, we’d still like to hear from you. You can send questions, comments, or suggestions – please do get in touch [see https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/contact-us].
These meetings will be the fourth and fifth the Trust has organised with disabled boaters (the first meeting was held in September in the West Midlands, the second was held in November in London and the third was held in Newark in January) – we plan to arrange others in different locations. We also hope to organize an online discussion to engage as many disabled boaters as possible”.
The NBTA hopes that as many of its members with disabilities can attend as possible, to raise any issues that you have experienced regarding CRT’s treatment of Bargee Travellers with disabilities.