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New NABO Council member from RCTA
- Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 23:43
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CRT appoints Julie Sharman as Head of Asset Management and Performance.
- Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:17
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NABO welcomes the appointment of Julie Sharman as CRT’s Head of Asset Management & Performance. Julie, a Professional, Chartered Civil Engineer, is well known to many boaters for her outstanding work and deep understanding of the canals and their infrastructure.
Changes in License Terms and Conditions for boaters with a home mooring.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:46
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NABO recently asked Jackie Lewis CRT General Legal Counsel to elaborate on the changes to the terms and conditions for boaters with a home mooring. We publish in full her reply with her permission.
Open letter to CRT about Continuously Cruising Enforcement Communications
- Published on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:21
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NABO today has written an open letter to Ian Rogers CRT's Head of Customer Services. This is in response to CRTs letter to boaters with boats with out a home mooring (CCers).
CRT's policy statement can be found here:
The text of CRT's letter to all CCers can be found here.
If you are affected and have comments to make, please let us know.
This is the NABO letter.
"We write to express our disappointment at the communications strategy of the Canal and River Trust around enforcement that has occurred in the short term following your appointment. We think this has been a PR disaster alienating many of our members who continuously cruise without a home mooring.
Boaters without a Home Mooring: How far is far enough?
- Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 16:33
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CRT have just released the following statement:
Following our recent communication, a number of boaters have asked for clarification of the legal requirement to cruise throughout the period of their licence and, in particular, what is the minimum distance that should be covered in order to comply with the Trust’s Guidance for Boaters without a Home Mooring.
Report on CRT Water Resources Strategy Consultation
- Published on Friday, 06 March 2015 09:56
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Delivering a long term security of water supply to the waterway network will help the Canal & River Trust achieve its vision of living waterways that transform places and enrich lives. To enable this, CRT are developing a Water Resources Strategy to allow them to plan successfully for the future.
Comments from a Continuous Cruiser
- Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 08:32
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Dear NABO Council,
Thank you for sending me your informative bulletins and the always excellent NABO News.
Rarely do I comment on boating matters, but I do believe it is essential for all boaters to be members of NABO, particularly now that CRT are becoming more aggressive regarding cruising distances, especially with regard to boaters like me who choose not to have a home mooring because we prefer a nomadic lifestyle.
- Report on the CRT National Users Forum: Wednesday 25th February 2105
- Mersey ferry gets a dazzle job
- Meeting and AGM of the National Inland Navigation Forum (NINF): 21st February 2015
- New NABO News on line
- The continuing continuous cruising enforcement saga
- NABO’S comments on proposed changes to CRT’S Licence Terms and Conditions
Roving Canal Traders
There are many traders on the canals selling a diverse range of products from Coal and Diesel, Painted Canal Ware, Crafts, Art, Food and Drink, Jewelry, Herbs, Fenders, Souvenirs, and much more. Come and see what we can supply for you.
RCTA hold events around the system during 2015. Details can be found here and in the NABO web calendar