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
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
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
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 Annan, chair of the Licensing & Mooring group recently reported:
The Licensing & Mooring group was established when the Navigation Advisory Group first met in September 2012. It comprises of five members from a variety of boating backgrounds. The purpose of the sub group is to advise the Canal & River Trust’s management on . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust – Licensing & Mooring group Update
The EU is trying to take away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boats on the Inland Waterways. A petition has been set up to encourage the UK Goverment to resist this completely unnecessary change . . . → Read More: Stop the EU taking away our right to use Red Diesel for leisure boating on our Waterways
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
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