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Is the Mersey Ferry Bona Fide Navigating?
- Published on Monday, 15 December 2014 00:01
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Is the Mersey Ferry an example of 'bona fide used for navigation'? Judge Halbert in a November 2013 CRT judgment recently made public, thinks it is.
He said in the judgment:
To take an extreme example, in its heyday, the Mersey Ferry operated continuously to and fro over the same stretch of water which is less than a mile wide. No one would ever have accepted the suggestion that the ferry boats were not bona fide used for navigation throughout the period of their operations.
‘Disastrous’ EA Report
- Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 15:38
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Since 2008, the Environment Agency (EA) has been toying with the concept of removing 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 with non-waterway tenants.
NABO Terms and Conditions
- Published on Friday, 05 December 2014 12:51
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NABO Council has approved changes to the terms and conditions that apply to the web site and social media, and ongoing Association membership.
These are absolutely necessary to protect the Association in its representative activities.
Use of the web site and social media imply acceptance, as does renewal of membership.
The revised terms can be read here
Meeting between the National Boating Associations and CRT.
- Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:56
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Posted below are the notes of a meeting held at Milton Keynes on 3 November between the National Boating Associations and CRT.
It has taken a month to get these minutes out because there are some fundamental differences between the views of some of the associations. NABO agreed that these should be published on the proviso that we should each also be free to publish our views to accompany them.
New NABO News Online
- Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 14:54
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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.
December Meeting of the National Inland Navigation Forum (NINF)
- Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:27
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This meeting was held at the St Pancras Cruising Club, London, on Saturday 29th November, and attended by representatives of BMF, IWA, RBOA, AWCC, GOBA, HNBC and NABO.
K&A Mooring Trial
- Published on Friday, 28 November 2014 14:55
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K&A Mooring Trial
Geoffrey Rogerson provides an update
Earlier this year the K&A Canal Partnership, after various consultations and deliberations, came up with the K&A voluntary Mooring Trial. The object was to encourage the movement of boats and the gist of it was to divide the canal between Bath and Devizes into neighbourhoods. The intention was not to define ‘place’ but to show that moving only a boat length, from one side of a bridge to the other, or even 100 yards, was definitely not moving to another place. The other requirement was that boats should move through six of the neighbourhoods in three months and through ten of them in an even manner in the year, constituting a distance moved of at least 20km.