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STATEMENT: Nick Brown v. Canal & River Trust

Nick Brown, the legal officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association, today abandoned his claim for judicial review of Canal & River Trust’s ‘Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring’.

At the end of the first morning of the two day hearing at the High Court, after comments from Mr Justice Lewis in respect of . . . → Read More: STATEMENT: Nick Brown v. Canal & River Trust

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The 38 Degrees' Petition....CRT's View

In the past I signed one or two petitions promoted by 38 Degrees but more recently haven’t found any to which I could relate. So having seen the title of ‘Stop Evicting Disabled, Elderly and Vulnerable Boat Dwellers’ I became immediately interested.

However, having read the proposition and known personally manny of the representatives of . . . → Read More: The 38 Degrees Petition….CRT’s View

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CRT's Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

8th November 2013

After a busy summer visiting waterway festivals, attending user group meetings, speaking at stakeholder gatherings and simply listening to anyone who had a view, Richard Parry, the CEO of Canal & River Trust has come to the conclusion that “All our many users, especially boaters, are vital to the . . . → Read More: CRT’s Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

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Canal & River Trust – Licensing & Mooring group Update

Mike Annan, chair of the Licensing & Mooring group recently reported:

The Licensing & Mooring group was established when the Navigation Advisory Group first met in September 2012. It comprises of five members from a variety of boating backgrounds. The purpose of the sub group is to advise the Canal & River Trust’s management on . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Licensing & Mooring group Update

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Association of Continuous Cruisers

The Association of Continuous Cruisers is a newly-formed independent organisation, officially launching on the 27th September 2013. As well as providing support and advice to its members, the Association intends to advocate for the interests of all its members.

Britain’s 5,000 continuous cruisers enjoy a lifestyle that is distinctive due to both the benefits and . . . → Read More: Association of Continuous Cruisers

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Stop the EU taking away right to use Red Diesel from leisure boaters on the Inland Waterways

The EU is trying to take away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boats on the Inland Waterways. A petition has been set up to encourage the UK Goverment to resist this completely unnecessary change . . . → Read More: Stop the EU taking away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boating on our Waterways

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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’

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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

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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

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Canal & River Trust’s mooring guidance endorsed by the High Court

The Canal & River Trust welcomes the Judgment of Mrs Justice Cox DBE, issued in the High Court on 16 November 2012, which has fully endorsed the Trust’s 2011 Guidance For Boaters Without A Home Mooring as a correct interpretation of the law.

In her . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust’s mooring guidance endorsed by the High Court