In the Chair

It’s May and the UK’s weather has taken a turn for the better. The day boats from the local boatyard have crew that are slightly less well wrapped up as they motor past. Hire boat businesses seem to be doing a better trade too, with boats from at least ten different bases regularly passing us […]

Time for change?

Editor John Sadler comments As I was thinking about writing this editorial the news broke of a general election in six weeks time. I suppose you can pretty much ignore what legislation may have been on the books until the result is declared. Parliament will be dissolved and much will be promised before our votes […]

NABO News on line

NABO News back copies are available to read by non members. See this link for the library here The latest colour edition of NABO News is only 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. That gives NABO members advance access […]

CRT National Boat Count 2024

The Canal & River Trust’s National Boat Count, conducted in the spring each year, has seen a 1.4% drop in boat numbers on its network across England and Wales. It also saw a 1.2% increase in unlicensed boats, meaning licence compliance now stands at 91.8%.   Nationally, 32,602 boats were recorded on the Trust’s enforceable […]

NABO taking payment with Stripe

We are pleased to announce that we are able to accept subscription and donation payments via the Stripe platform and any credit card. Stripe is a popular payment system that integrates with our membership system to collect subscriptions and automate the renewal process. PayPal remains available. You can make your choice on the payment page. […]

A Month of Meetings.

Chair Anne Husar reflects on the month Such is the lot of a chairperson as the calendar fills with some face to face but mainly online meetings these days. Convenient if chancy with the capricious wifi at our mooring, they remain a great way to maintain NABO’s reputation for keeping current boater issues on the […]

Money, Money, Money

Editor John Sadler on funding For anyone who read last month’s editorial it seems I might have put too much trust in the veracity of information published. A letter by Iain Street correcting some of the misconceptions is published in the letters section. It’s no surprise as I’m writing, accompanied by the gentle patter of […]