Criminalisation of trespass becomes law

On 27th April 2022 the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent and has become law. Part Four of the Act makes trespass a criminal offence for the first time. Campaigners against the new law say that this is a direct attack on the traditional way of life of Gypsy and Traveller communities. […]

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CRT appoints second welfare officer

Canal & River Trust (CRT) has appointed a second Welfare Officer, Michelle Simmonds,who is based in the North of England. She can be contacted via michelle.simmonds@canalrivertrust.org.uk. Sean Williams, who was appointed in November 2014 to the then new post of Welfare Officer, will continue to handle existing welfare cases and provide cover for the welfare […]

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No more monetisation of London’s waterways!

On 21st December 2021, just before Christmas, Canal & River Trust (CRT) sneaked out a further consultation regarding proposals for even more mooring restrictions in London, including paid-for bookable short term moorings of less than 14 days, and further areas of restrictions on triple mooring and narrowboat to widebeam mooring. If they are put into […]

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