As the number of boats on the Canal & River Trust’s London’s waterways* continues to increase, research for the first time shows just how many people are making their homes on boats in the capital, the charity reports today.
House prices across London remain unreachable for many and hundreds of people have taken to the . . . → Read More: Boats used as homes in London numbers soar
Published on: 01 August 2014
The British Marine Federation (BMF) and the RYA met with the Treasury and HMRC officials yesterday to discuss the UK government’s current position on the continued supply and use of red diesel to private pleasure craft.
Officials confirmed that UK government had not yet received formal notification from the European . . . → Read More: Red Diesel Update UK Government to maintain position on red diesel is positive says BMF
There have been 25 sinkings related to cill hang-ups in the past 10 years. Many hire operators and private boaters are aware of the risks but cill related sinkings continue to happen. Another incident occurred recently when a hired narrowboat sunk negotiating a lock. The incident happened when travelling downhill through the lock chamber. . . . → Read More: Cill Related Sinkings – A Reminder
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IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
Issue date: 16th January 2014
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has issued new advice on towpath cycling in response to the increase in demand for new or continuing use of canal and river towpaths as cycle routes.
IWA acknowledges the wider benefits of encouraging the population to cycle . . . → Read More: IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling
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
A consultation will begin this week to ask people for their views on strengthening the electoral process to the Canal & River Trust’s governing Council.
The Council was formed 18 months ago ahead of the launch of the Canal & River Trust and has an important role in helping to shape policy, raise and debate . . . → Read More: Consultation launched to strengthen Canal & River Trust Council elections
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
Issue Date: 22 November 2013
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) welcomes the announcement today by the Canal & River Trust (CRT) that it has “significantly changed” its proposals to revise its business boat licence fees.
On behalf of many of its corporate members, particularly hire boat and trip boat operators and waterway societies, IWA . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Business Boat Licence Review
Mike Carter, chair of the Navigation Operations group reports:
We’ve been meeting for just over a year now and it’s great to be able to report, as the Chair, that the group consists of a really good cross section of extremely experienced waterway users. We have a combined total of over 310 years of inland . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Navigation Operations group report