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Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

At the Court of Appeal on 23 July 2013, Lord Justice Jackson confirmed the decisions of three previous judges not to give permission to argue four out of the five issues raised by Nick Brown in his claim for a judicial review of the Canal & River Trust’s ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’.

. . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Statement on judicial review of ‘Guidance for boaters without a home mooring’

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IWA Briefing Note - Red Diesel

The IWA has issued the following Briefing Note about Red Diesel

The briefing note sets out The Inland Waterways Association’s views on proposed changes to the use of red diesel on the inland waterways of the United Kingdom.

IWA is concerned about a recent announcement by the European Commission challenging UK laws which currently allow . . . → Read More: IWA Briefing Note – Red Diesel

Canal & River Trust | Politics | Waterway Politics

UK to Challenge European Commission Over Red Diesel

On 24th July, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs indicated that the UK Government intends to challenge the Reasoned Opinion issued by the European Commission in May. A challenge, which is supported by IWA.

The Reasoned Opinion was issued by the Commission in support of its formal request that the United Kingdom amend its legislation “to . . . → Read More: UK to Challenge European Commission Over Red Diesel

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Licensing | Liveaboards | Mooring Strategies | Waterway Communities | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Permission Granted for Judicial Review of CRTs Continuous Cruising Guidance

NIck Brown, Legal Officer of the National Bargee Travellers Association reports that The Court of Appeal granted permission for a Judicial Review of the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) 2011 Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring. Lord Justice Jackson said in his judgement that the issue of whether the 2011 Guidance accurately sets out . . . → Read More: Permission Granted for Judicial Review of CRTs Continuous Cruising Guidance

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

Canal & River Trust Disappointed by DEFRA Announcement on EA Waterways

Transfer of Environment Agency navigations

Tony Hales, chair of the Canal & River Trust responded to the announcement from DEFRA that the transfer of EA waterways to CRT has been postponed

Tony Hales said:

Defra has . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Disappointed by DEFRA Announcement on EA Waterways

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Transfer of Environment Agency Navigations to the Canal & River Trust

3 July 2013

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Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries (Richard Benyon)

On 28 February 2011, I made a statement about inland waterways policy for England and Wales (WMS 52). I set out the Government’s vision of a national trust for the waterways that included the British Waterways and Environment Agency (EA) navigations. I . . . → Read More: Transfer of Environment Agency Navigations to the Canal & River Trust

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

Sainsbury's accused of 'swindle' in Selly Oak - Birmingham Post

1 Jul 2013

Birmingham Councillors have accused Sainsbury’s of ‘a swindle’ after Selly Oak regeneration plan was scrapped. The Councillors hit out at supermarket chain over new plans for former Battery Park site.

The Councillors claim that Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has reneged on plans to restore an historic stretch of Birmingham canal. The store chain . . . → Read More: Sainsbury’s accused of ‘swindle’ in Selly Oak – Birmingham Post

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

Canal & River Trust Announces £50,000 Project To Digitise The National Waterway Collection

6th June 2013

The Canal & River Trust is pleased to announce that work has started on a £50,000 project to digitise and enable public access to the national waterway collection, including the archive of over 20,000 images.

The national collection which contains everything from historic narrowboats to canal company uniforms and commemorative plates is . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust Announces £50,000 Project To Digitise The National Waterway Collection

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Canal & River Trust appoints new chief executive

Richard Parry is to swap trains for boats as he takes up the role of chief executive of the Canal & River Trust starting this summer.

Joining the Trust after more than a decade in senior roles managing large complex transport and infrastructure organisations, Richard comments: “I am really excited to be joining the Canal . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust appoints new chief executive

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Canal & River Trust 2013 Licence evasion remains below 4%

The Canal & River Trust’s annual national boat check has revealed that 96.1% of boats on the waterways cared for by the charity hold up-to-date licences. It is the second year running that the figure for licence evasion is below 4% and the fourth year in a row that evasion has been below 5%.

. . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust 2013 Licence evasion remains below 4%