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Live-aboard Boaters Challenge Judicial Review

Itinerant live-aboard boaters are carrying on their legal challenge of the Canal & River Trust’s unlawful harassment of boat dwellers without home moorings.

Following refusal of permission to bring a Judicial Review of the Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring live-aboard boater Nick Brown confirmed that he is to appeal.

“The judgement contains at . . . → Read More: Live-aboard Boaters Challenge Judicial Review

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Views Sought on future of River Thames

How will the Thames look in ten or 15 years time?

A conference held at Oxford Town Hall kick-started the process of drawing up a strategic plan for the river over the next few years.

Fifty delegates attended a River Thames Alliance meeting including representatives from riverside councils, riparian owners, and societies connected with the . . . → Read More: Views Sought on future of River Thames

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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

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Oxford Illegal Mooring Clampdown - Boaters Form New Group

Oxford City Council has joined forces with the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust (CRT) to tackle illegally moored boats on the Thames and the Oxford Canal.

The move has resulted in the formation of a new boaters’ group amid fears that a strict clampdown will force boats out of the city. Boaters . . . → Read More: Oxford Illegal Mooring Clampdown – Boaters Form New Group

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RBOA Produces a Paper on Continuous Cruising

The Residential Boat Owners Association has produced a paper on continuous cruising, covering the current debate on overstaying.

The paper also discusses a wider view of the issues including various mooring options and also substantiates the position of those who undertake continuous cruising legally and responsibly.

. . . → Read More: RBOA Produces a Paper on Continuous Cruising

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IWA Bulletin on Liverpool Link Limit

The IWA Chester and District Branch is currently in discussion with CRT regarding the numbers of vessels allowed along the Liverpool Link on any one day.

There is currently a limit of just six boats per transit and only 3 transits in each direction each week. This means a maximum of only 18 boats a . . . → Read More: IWA Bulletin on Liverpool Link Limit

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BW v Moore - The Judgement

http://waterwaywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Permissiondecision9May2012.pdf

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Statement: Nick Brown v British Waterways Board

24 May 2012

British Waterways welcomes the Order of The Honourable Mr Justice Eder in the High Court of Justice dated 9 May 2012 in refusing permission for a Judicial Review of BW’s guidance for boaters without a home mooring.

As well as noting that the application from Nick Brown of the National Bargee Travellers . . . → Read More: Statement: Nick Brown v British Waterways Board

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Boaters launch campaign against inspectors

Thursday 15th March 2012 from Oxford News By Andrew Ffrench

A CAMPAIGN group is using the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the details of a crackdown on illegally moored boats in Oxford.

Earlier this month it emerged Oxford City Council is paying £44,000 over two years towards work by the Unlawfully Moored Boats Enforcement . . . → Read More: Boaters launch campaign against inspectors

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Statement: Nigel Moore v British Waterways

7 March 2012

British Waterways welcomes the Judgment of The Honourable Mr Justice Hildyard in the High Court of Justice on 16 February 2012 in which he declared that the vessel ‘Gilgie’, owned by Nigel Moore, was unlawfully moored.

Mr Justice Hildyard conducted what was, in the eyes of one legal commentator, a “massively detailed . . . → Read More: Statement: Nigel Moore v British Waterways