Canal & River Trust bank staff have given a resounding vote in favour of new flexible working hours. 88% of union members supported the introduction of ‘annualised hours’ which will see customer services teams working longer hours in the Summer, when the waterways are busiest, and construction teams working longer in the . . . → Read More: Flexible Working hours for CRT Bank staff
The Canal & River Trust – the new charity responsible for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales – is recruiting a Chairperson for its Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership.
The Waterway Partnership plays a key part in shaping how the Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater & Taunton Canals are run, and importantly is . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust seeks New Chairperson for the Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership
The Canal & River Trust is seeking an amendment to the Growth & Infrastructure Bill which it believes undermines planning protections to its 2,000-mile network of historic waterways.
Swans at Mercia Marina by Darren Amphlett
The Trust has written to the Government setting out its objections to the Bill, and requesting that . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust seeks planning protection for historic waterways
The Canal & River Trust is today (Tuesday 27 ) re-opening a 12 mile section of the Trent & Mersey Canal five weeks ahead of schedule following serious damage caused by the exceptionally heavy rainfall in September.
The Trust has invested nearly £400k to fix the damaged . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey breach at Croxton completed ahead of schedule
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
2 November 2012
Responsible for looking after 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales, the Canal & River Trust has been described as ‘the longest local authority in the country’. As a newly established charity, the trust is making the nation’s canals and rivers more relevant to communities than ever before.
The trust works . . . → Read More: CRT works with Local Government Association
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
RYA reports that it has managed to get the proposed EU article on harmonising watercraft licences removed.
The proposed legislative article, put forward by a Dutch MEP to a revision of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), removed.
There has been considerable concern about the European Parliament’s latest amendments to a revision of the RCD.
In . . . → Read More: RYA gets article removed from Recreational Craft Directive
Monday 5th November 2012 By Lewis Cowen
Rob Dean, who takes over as chairman of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust in January announced that the Trust has launched a campaign, but it is not looking for money so much as more people.
The trust, which has its headquarters at Devizes Wharf, has identified £4million . . . → Read More: K & A Canal Trust call for more helpers