Boat Safety Scheme survey

The Boat Safety Scheme is running a survey between 15th March and 9th April 2021. The survey seeks boaters’ views on certain safety installations such as smoke alarms and whether these should be required to pass the Boat Safety examination. You can complete the survey online here:

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There’s still time to do the Census!

The deadline for completing the 2021 Census is the end of April, and the Census telephone helpline has added a special line for people living on boats or in caravans, vans, tents or other transient accommodation. This follows the severe difficulties that some Bargee Travellers experienced trying to get a Unique Access Code to do […]

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Notes on Geo-Location

Postcodes come as “areas” (eg RGx xxx), “districts” (eg RG1 xxx), “sectors” (eg RG1 2xx) and “full postcodes” (eg RG1 2ST). There are various ways to work out a full postcode from your location. 1 If you know the address of a house or business near-by, you can use the Royal Mail website https://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode to […]

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Do the Census !!

The 2021 Census takes place this weekend. The NBTA has been involved in detailed discussions with Iain Bell, the Deputy National Statistician at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to iron out problems and get the process to work for itinerant boat dwellers. Members of the NBTA Committee made some “Secret Shopper” calls to the […]

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