March on CRT’s offices! Stop the surcharge!

Canal and River Trust (CRT) which manages most of inland waterways in England and Wales are marginalising travelling boat dwellers by planning to levy a ‘surcharge’ to boaters for not having a home mooring. CRT are trying to destroy our nomadic way of life. Let’s come together to oppose the surcharge on our community.

National protest to march on CRT’s boss Richard Parry’s offices in Central Birmingham on Saturday 25 November at 12 noon! Fight CRT’s divisive licence fee hikes!

Get ready to march in protest!

Join us on the march, meet at City Centre Gardens in Birmingham

If you can, bring boats and moor them outside their offices.
Let us know if you want to be involved:

The facebook event for the march:

(4) Protest against surcharges for itinerant boaters | Facebook

It follows a massive campaign meeting on 8th October where approx 300 attendees throughout the meeting.

This is showing a strong opposition to CRTs Licensing boats without home mooring surcharge, and lots of productive discussion and ideas.

Download leaflet for protest here:

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Transport to the protest

Please let us know if you want to organise transport from your area.

Car share whatsapp group

Here is a group for discussing and organising car shares to the Birmingham protest:

If you don’t have whatsapp, email us on

Coach from London

Please get a ticket for a coach to Birmingham from Hackney here:

Transport from Pewsey and Bradford On Avon (K&A)

Here is where you can get tickets for the bus:

Next general campaign meeting

Next general campaign meeting is on the Monday 20 November at 7pm

The online meeting can be accessed online via:


Alternatively, you can use these dial in details:

+44 330 808 1706

PIN: 45925961#


Get involved in the campaign working groups

If you want be added the campaign email list or be added to the campaign WhatsApp groups, ask us to add you by emailing: