Energy Grant protest flotilla under way

The energy grant protest flotilla is on its way to London!

Photo: Dave Marshall

The flotilla is travelling in protest at the continued exclusion of itinerant boat dwellers and some others from receiving the £400 Government Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) and £200 Alternative Fuels grants, which the Government claims are paid to “every household” in the UK. The picture shows the boats locking up in Braunston as they set off on the first leg of the journey down the Grand Union Canal to London.

The boats will travel for 3 hours per day, handing out leaflets and gathering petition signatures. Join them along the way on your boat, walking or cycling! They will be handing the petition in to the Government once they reach London. For more information, and to join the flotilla, see id=100092315806682 and

The petition is here

This is where they will be stopping each evening:

26th May: Norton Junction near bridge 12
27th May: Nether Heyford near bridge 32
28th May: Stoke Bruerne bridge 53
29th May: Old Wolverton bridge 68
30th May: Day off
31st May:  Fenny Stratford bridge 96

2nd June: Tiddenfoot Lake, Linslade near bridges 115A and 115B
3rd June: Bulbourne Junction bridge 133
4th June: Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead near bridges 150 and 151
5th June: Hunton Bridge, bridge 162
6th June: Day off
7th June: Lot Mead, Batchworth, Rickmansworth between bridge 172 and bridge 175
8th June: Uxbridge bridge 189
9th June: Paddington Arm, Ballot Box Bridge 13
10th June: Paddington Basin

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