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
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
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
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
A new super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery… if we managed it correctly and encouraged newcomers to use it.
A new super canal stretching from Scotland to London could become Britain’s biggest fishery.
The project has been tabled by engineering consultants Aecom and its main purpose would be to transport water between . . . → Read More: Super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery
After its legal and corporate services director Nigel Johnson announced plans to retire, the Canal & River Trust has appointed its first general counsel.
Nigel will be replaced by the Trust’s current head of legal, Jackie Lewis. Having joined British Waterways in 2001 and being promoted into the head of legal role in 2007, she . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust appoints new General Counsel