After a successful campaign against the so-called ‘safety zones’ which were to be implemented on the Lee Navigation in Broxbourne and Hackney, Canal & River Trust (CRT) advised the public that they would not be introducing them; unfortunately, we now know this not to be fully true. We believe that CRT, having lost the opening […]
The coalition of boat dwellers, NBTA and other support organisations that is running the appeal for funds for the legal challenge to CRT’s revised Boat Licence Terms and Conditions is extremely grateful to all the supporters who have made donations to this appeal. The appeal has been paused and may be wound up soon. This […]
The NBTA will be holding its General Meeting on Saturday 23rd October 2021. Given the continued risks presented by Covid-19, this year the meeting will be held by phone and Zoom. For regular users of Zoom this will be straightforward. For people less used to video conferencing we will be giving some brief guidance on […]
The climbdown response on 1st September 2021 by Canal & River Trust (CRT) to the stakeholder engagement with respect to the River Lee Water Safety Zones, carried out by Hopkins Van Mil, represents a massive victory for the boating community of London, said the NBTA’s London branch, which made the following statement:
The Environment Agency (EA) has today terminated its contract with District Enforcement for enforcement of EA visitor mooring time limits on the Thames and District Enforcement will cease operations on 31st August 2021. In an email to members of the Thames Navigation Users Forum, the EA said the decision was made “following a review that […]
The Environment Agency (EA) is running a consultation on proposals for a revised and standardised boat registration charging framework and increases in its registration charges between 2022 and 2024 across the Thames, Anglian and Upper Medway waterways. We would like members’ views on the proposals to help with formulating the NBTA response, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org […]
Canal & River Trust (CRT) has imposed further mooring restrictions in Milton Keynes, a move which will make life harder for Bargee Travellers in the area and reduce their ability to exercise their rights to stay for 14 days in any one place conferred by Section 17(3)(c)(ii) of the British Waterways Act 1995. There is […]
In an astonishing U-turn compared to its previous anti-liveaboard policy, Oxford City Council voted to recognise boats as affordable housing in a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on 9th December 2020.
On 8th June 2021, the NBTA gave a presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Waterways Group (APPWG) on the subject of ‘Living on the Water’. Canal & River Trust (CRT) and the Residential Boat Owners Association were also invited to give presentations. Each organisation was requested to state their three ‘key asks’ of Government.
There will be an open air meeting and picnic to discuss further resistance to the boat cull and so-called ‘water safety zones’ mooring restrictions on the River Lea in London. The event will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 1st August at HereEast, Hackney, London E15 2GW. All are welcome.