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Report on the CRT National Users Forum: Wednesday 25th February 2105
- Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:48
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Held at The Bond in Birmingham, this 6-monthly meeting was well attended by representatives of 21 boating and canal-related organisations.
Mersey ferry gets a dazzle job
- Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 21:48
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Meeting and AGM of the National Inland Navigation Forum (NINF): 21st February 2015
- Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 08:47
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As is now the norm, this meeting (which included the AGM) was held at the St Pancras Cruising Club, London, and was attended by representatives of BMF, IWA, RBOA, AWCC, GOBA, CBOA, HNBC and NABO. The membership of NINF is presently 11, with the non-attendees being RYA, DBA and TBA. Richard Parry, CEO of CRT, was invited to attend this meeting.
New NABO News on line
- Published on Saturday, 14 February 2015 12:01
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The latest colour edition of NABO News is now available online to NABO members who have registered on the website. Members can log in and then open the pdf file on the Members/NABO News latest edition menu link.
That gives NABO members advance access to our flagship publication, even before it drops through the letterbox. If you are not a member, you can peruse the contents here and see what you are missing.
The continuing continuous cruising enforcement saga
- Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 14:28
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CRT announced today that it will be taking action on the substantial number of boaters whose licences have been granted under the condition that, as they don’t have a home mooring, they will continuously cruise and are therefore required to be “bona fide navigating” and also not to remain in any one “place” for more than 14 days.
NABO’S comments on proposed changes to CRT’S Licence Terms and Conditions
- Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:03
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NABO’s Council believes that these proposals seem to adopt an unnecessarily aggressive tone; not the way in which you might expect an organisation to welcome new and retain existing customers.
‘Disastrous’ EA Report
- Published on Saturday, 07 February 2015 14:52
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Another ‘Disastrous’ EA Report
Louis Jankel reports on the ongoing saga of Thames lock-keepers
Since 2008, the Environment Agency has been toying with the concept of replacing River Thames residential lock- and weir-keepers with ‘runners’. The justification is that the EA thinks it can save lots of money by letting out the cottages. After much to-ing and fro-ing, with almost unanimous objection from users, a study group was instituted to justify the policy, using the four (out of 45) lock cottages already having non-waterway tenants. After two years, the EA report was published with ridiculous figures. Sadly, the remaining two of the original four users, who were participants on the study group, inexplicitly agreed with the report and its content.
- Don’t burn damp logs
- Northmoor Weir
- EA’s National Navigation Users Forum (NNUF) meeting: 2nd February 2015
- Changes by CRT to Terms & Conditions of Private Boat Licences
- BSS reaction to MAIB report into the double fatal carbon monoxide poisoning on Windermere
- Notes of Boating Organisations Meeting with CRT: 19 Jan 2015