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Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

At the Court of Appeal on 23 July 2013, Lord Justice Jackson confirmed the decisions of three previous judges not to give permission to argue four out of the five issues raised by Nick Brown in his claim for a judicial review of the Canal & River Trust’s ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’.

. . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Liveaboards | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

IWA Statement on Canal & River Trust Visitor Moorings

The IWA has called upon the Canal & River Trust to be steadfast in its resolve to sort out the misuse of visitor moorings by boaters, many without home moorings, who occupy many popular spots on a near continuous basis. The call comes in the wake of a ruling by Lord Justice Jackson to allow . . . → Read More: IWA Statement on Canal & River Trust Visitor Moorings

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Licensing | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Permission Granted for Judicial Review of CRTs Continuous Cruising Guidance

NIck Brown, Legal Officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association reports that The Court of Appeal granted permission for a Judicial Review of the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) 2011 Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring. Lord Justice Jackson said in his judgement that the issue of whether the 2011 Guidance accurately sets out . . . → Read More: Permission Granted for Judicial Review of CRTs Continuous Cruising Guidance

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

Lock 22, Great Haywood, Staffordshire

Thursday 1 August 2013 until further notice

The Trust has become aware that there is an individual in the Great Haywood area of the Trent & Mersey Canal who is impersonating Trust staff as a volunteer lock keeper. The young male is wearing a hi-viz vest and offering to aid boats through the locks as . . . → Read More: Lock 22, Great Haywood, Staffordshire

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities

Waterway Watch in the real sense

There have been a number of reports of a distinctly painted narrowboat with white cruiser in tow helping themselves to diesel and various boating item from unattended boats. When I say that the boat is painted in full army-style camouflage, I’m surprised that they haven’t been apprehended by now.

I spotted them yesterday evening going . . . → Read More: Waterway Watch in the real sense

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Mooring Strategies | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust 2013 Licence evasion remains below 4%

The Canal & River Trust’s annual national boat check has revealed that 96.1% of boats on the waterways cared for by the charity hold up-to-date licences. It is the second year running that the figure for licence evasion is below 4% and the fourth year in a row that evasion has been below 5%.

. . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust 2013 Licence evasion remains below 4%

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Police investigate Wolvercote boat fire

From The Oxford Times

2:40 pm Saturday 17th November 2012 in Oxford By Freddie Whittaker, covering Politics and Kidlington. Call me on 01865 425498

A witness appeal has been launched after a boat fire in Wolvercote.

Police were called after the blaze on the vessel, which was moored on the canal near to the Peartree . . . → Read More: Police investigate Wolvercote boat fire

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Cycling | Walking | Waterway Communities

Cyclists and pedestrians can share space on canal towpaths

From The Guardian, November 1st 2012

Cyclists should give way to pedestrians as the more vulnerable party, to encourage people to share the towpath considerately.

Walking or cycling along the UKs busiest towpath is at times an unnerving experience, with cyclists, and people on foot jostling for limited space.

Like many urban waterways, Regents Canal . . . → Read More: Cyclists and pedestrians can share space on canal towpaths

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Licensing | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

CRT give Green Light for Mooring Rules

25 October 2012

At meetings in September, the Canal & River Trust’s governing Council and Trustees agreed its interpretation of the law relating to continuous cruising. They also gave backing to a number of new initiatives designed to address misuse of the licensing and mooring rules, including specific proposals for two . . . → Read More: CRT give Green Light for Mooring Rules

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities

Three schoolboys arrested over canal attacks

Three teenage schoolboys have been arrested after sickening attacks on a Wolverhampton towpath saw six victims pushed into the water.

A 13, 14 and 15-year-old have been released on police bail on suspicion of assault following an investigation by officers into ‘brazen acts of malice’.

The first attack on September 12 saw a 40-year-old cyclist . . . → Read More: Three schoolboys arrested over canal attacks