Are you in Wiltshire? Liveaboard boaters on the Kennet and Avon Canal could get a £400 energy payment if they missed out last year. Contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 003 4576 or scan the QR code below. Please contact the NBTA on email@example.com or 0118 321 4128 if you have any questions about this.
The NBTA is having a meeting to discuss and plan what we as a national organisation will be doing over the next year. All members are invited. This is a continuation of the General Meeting agenda item that there wasn’t time to complete on 17th February. Come and have your say and be part of […]
NBTA members who are on Canal & River Trust (CRT) waterways are likely to be subjected to even more threats against their homes this year. Late last year CRT announced changes to its enforcement procedure against boats without a home mooring, mostly taking effect from June 2024.
More than 18 months on, many boat dwellers have still not been able to obtain the energy support payments which were promised to all households in the UK in 2022. Boat dwellers without a permanent mooring on non-Canal & River Trust waterways, and boat dwellers who legitimately have leisure moorings or ‘high use’ moorings, are […]
Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) policy statement and report on its 2022 consultation on a minimum standard for boaters’ facilities, published on 30th May and 5th July 2023, states that CRT will increase its minimum cruising distance between facilities from 4 hours to 1 day, even though 25% to 35% of respondents (depending on the […]
All members are invited to the NBTA General Meeting on Saturday 17th February 2024 at 2pm. This year the meeting will be held by 8×8 video conference and by phone. The online meeting can be accessed via https://8×8.vc/nbta/nbta Alternatively, you can phone in using these dial in details: 0330 808 1706 PIN: 45925961#
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is preparing to enact a Smoke Control Order that will include moored boats for the first time. Boaters on the Grand Union Canal and the River Thames will be affected. The Environment Act 2021 extended smoke control areas to moored boats and gave local authorities the power to impose […]
We are really pleased that NBTA member Rosie Strickland has been elected to the CRT Council as one of four Private Boating representatives. Thank you to everyone who voted for her. Rosie said: “I am delighted to have been elected by the NBTA community to represent liveaboard boaters on the CRT council. I love the […]
Boaters are holding the Easter Regatta against the surcharge in Paddington, one of the most corporatised parts of the network. The main event will be on Saturday 30th March 2024. Have you ever had to pay extra for not having something? Well if you are a boater without a home mooring that is what Canal […]
Canal & River Trust (CRT) has proposed a discriminatory surcharge for travelling boaters, this is essentially a fine for not having a home mooring. We believe this to be a pivotal aspect of CRT’s ongoing project to restrict our moorings, increase enforcement and price us off the waterways. In order to prevent CRT from applying […]