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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

Canal & River Trust | Politics | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

CRT works with Local Government Association

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

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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

Canal & River Trust | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway Politics

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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RYA gets article removed from Recreational Craft Directive

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

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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

Canal & River Trust | Regeneration | Waterway Communities

Canalside dream set to become a reality

Burton Daily Mail reports on ambitious plans for a canal-side development which could turn a former mining village into a tourist destination are to be showcased for the first time.

The scheme will see up to 400 new homes built off Burton Road in Measham, linked by an 800-metre stretch of newly dug canal to . . . → Read More: Canalside dream set to become a reality

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Plea to improve neglected Barnoldswick locks

On Friday 2 November 2012, Pendle Today published an appeal from a local councillor who thought that a “Neglected” Barnoldswick beauty spot needed some tender loving care.

As a result Pendle Borough Councillor David Whipp is asking the Canal and River Trust to restore Greenberfield Locks to its former glory.

“Just a few years ago, . . . → Read More: Plea to improve neglected Barnoldswick locks

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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

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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