CRT is carrying out its first boater census during August and September 2022 in order to better understand who is on its waterways and what their needs are. NBTA activist Dave Mendes da Costa, who is one of the boater representatives on the CRT Council, encourages liveaboard boaters to complete it.
In an unprecedented move, Canal & River Trust (CRT) is increasing boat licence fees twice this year with another inflation-linked rise of 4% from 1st October 2022. This follows the 4% rise on 1st April 2022.
In May 2022 the Environment Agency (EA) announced a new engagement model between the navigation authority and its customers on the waterways, which includes a new National Waterways Forum and a National Waterways Advisory Group. The EA is now recruiting for members of the National Waterways Advisory Group.
Water shortages and navigation restrictions Due to water shortages caused by prolonged dry weather, navigation on many inland waterways is being restricted.
Live Well on the Water will take place at 11am-4pm on Friday 22nd July 2022 at the Anderton Boat Lift. It includes a Covid-19 vaccination clinic, health checks, refreshments, art and craft sessions and outdoor activities. Aimed at the local boating community, it will feature advice and support from local organisations and cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, BMI and pulse checks. The health checks will be delivered by registered clinicians who […]
Here are the log-in details for the NBTA Committee meeting on Sunday 10th July 2022 at 2pm-4pm. You can take part either by phone or online. All members are invited.
Hundreds of boaters, local residents and land-based supporters turned out on Sunday 26th of June to attend the NBTA’s Hackney Protest Picnic in a continued show of resistance to the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) ongoing attacks on the capital’s liveaboard boating community.
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