The NHS, working with Friends, Families and Travellers, has produced these yellow cards for people from Travelling communities to show if they are refused registration or treatment by a GP practice. The NBTA has a stock of these cards and we are asking our members to help to give them out to liveaboard boaters. Please […]
Friends Families and Travellers (FFT) is working with NHS England to understand how the NHS manages waiting lists for Gypsies, Travellers and Boaters and anyone who moves with their home within England. If you have experience of NHS waiting lists while travelling, complete this survey and you could win a £50 voucher: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5VQLH5F
On 31st March 2021, Friends, Families and Travellers released the findings of the largest ever study on the health of UK liveaboard boaters. The research shows that 37% of boaters have been wrongfully refused registration at GP surgeries and dentists and that if registered, liveaboard boaters are, on average, 47 kilometres away from their GP.
On Saturday 17th April, a flotilla of boats and boaters gathered in Broxbourne on the River Lee to protest against CRT’s new mooring restrictions which will see up to 550 mooring spaces lost along the river. The so-called ‘Water Safety Zones’ are being introduced in June by CRT without proper consultation of the stakeholders who […]
The National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) opposes Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) plan to cull boats from the River Lea navigation on the Lower Lea and at Broxbourne. We believe the waterways must be shared by everyone and are not for use by one group at the expense of another. As a consequence, NBTA will […]
Although no final decision has yet been made by CRT on the proposed new Boat Licence Terms and Conditions, the NBTA’s lawyers have sent a pre-action protocol letter to CRT regarding the consultation process itself, specifically the method of consultation used in this case.
Due to the weather the Hackney Protest Picnic has been moved to Sunday 9 May starting at 11am on Walthamstow Marshes. Bring a picnic and protest against CRT’s absurd and falsely named new ‘Safety Zones’. This will be a socially distanced protest. See https://nbtalondon.wordpress.com/forthcoming-events/hackney-protest-stop-the-boat-cull/ (20+) Hackney Protest Picnic – STOP THE RIVER LEA SAFETY ZONES […]
Friends, Families and Travellers has launched a new tool to support Gypsies, Travellers and members of the public to write to their MP to register their concerns about the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. This new law proposes to criminalise both peaceful protest and the nomadic way of life.
Boat movement and mooring enforcement on most inland waterways in England resumed yesterday 12th April 2021. On Canal & River Trust (CRT) waterways, boaters without a home mooring have 14 days from yesterday to move from the place where they were moored during the lockdown, meaning that they need to have moved by 26th April […]
March with the NBTA banner in London tomorrow Saturday 3rd April in protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Meet NBTA’s London branch at 12.15 at Marble Arch. Look for the blue and white NBTA banner. The march begins at 1pm at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park.