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
11 May 2015
LICENCE EVASION REMAINS AT LOW LEVEL
The Canal & River Trust’s annual national boat count has confirmed that licence evasion rates are below 5% for the sixth year in a row – with 95.4% of boats on the 2,000 miles of CRT waterways holding up-to-date licences.
The national boat count also paints . . . → Read More: CRT 2015 National Boat Count
The Canal & River Trust has filled four key customer service vacancies. Three waterway managers have been appointed to replace staff who have moved on to other roles and, in addition, a new head of business boating who will oversee the Trust’s dealings with the many waterway businesses across the network has been appointed ahead . . . → Read More: New Appointments at Canal & River Trust
Canl & River Trust has been left with a £10,000 clean-up bill after it discovered seven looted safes amongst debris at the bottom of a 200 year old lock near Leicester city centre. Engineers from the Canal & River Trust, the charity which cares for the nation’s waterways, were stunned to discover the safes along . . . → Read More: Canal charity discovers 7 safes dumped into lock
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
This autumn, the chairs of four of the Trust’s Waterway Partnerships (Manchester & Pennine, North Wales & Borders, South Wales & Severn and West Midlands) plus the chair of our Museums & Attractions Partnership, are coming to the end of their first volunteering term. Each is eligible to apply for reappointment for a second term . . . → Read More: Five Partnership chairs come to the end of their volunteering term
A sight once common on Stoke’s canals returns this weekend as narrowboats loaded with coal moor up for the Etruria Canals Festival on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June. Two boats, Aquarius and Ilford, dating from 1935 and 1912, will revive memories as they arrive with forty tons of . . . → Read More: Coal boats back in Stoke at the 21st Etruria Canals Festival.
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
The Canal & River Trust is partnering with English Heritage on a national pilot project which could significantly improve the way national custodians of heritage, such as the Trust, are able to look after the listed buildings and structures in their care.
This spring the Trust and English Heritage will run a stakeholder consultation on . . . → Read More: English Heritage and Canal & River Trust pilot nationwide heritage project
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