CRT Terms and Conditions – NABO letter to members

Following the last NABO Council meeting it was resolved to write to our members (and CRT) outlining our continuing concerns.   As many of you will be aware there has recently been yet another revision of the Canal and River Trust’s (CRT) Terms and Conditions (T&C’s) for private boaters. This latest publication follows their admission […]

CRT investments

Mark Tizard, Anne Husar and Peter Fellows respond to a recent CRT statement. CRT inherited a portfolio of properties from BW, some of which are needed for its operations. In a statement, it says that others were specified as investments to provide an income stream to fund ongoing maintenance. It also claims that it has […]

Open Letter to Richard Parry

Dear Richard. Following NABO’s recent Council meeting, I have been asked to write to you to raise the following concerns: we appreciate the efforts that CRT is now making to limit the use of the towpath for exercise, specifically in areas where there are moored boats, but we feel more needs to be done. We […]

A qualified pat on the back

A qualified pat on the back Mark Tizard digs into the detail of CRT’s first monthly waterway experience survey. CRT recently published the headline results of its new Waterway Experience Survey, distributed monthly between April and September to a sample of boaters sighted in each waterway region, to get their feedback on the waterways they […]

Network Rail consult on upgrades near to Huddersfield

Network Rail is proposing to upgrade the rail lines to the east of the town of Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury). The scheme is a key part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, which consists of targeted upgrades to the rail network to increase capacity, improve reliability and accessibility and reduce journey times, both within this corridor […]

NABO submission in response to the Draft London Environment Strategy

The National Association of Boat Owners (NABO) is a voluntary membership organisation, principally consisting of private boat owners based on the inland waterways of England and Wales. NABO exists to represent the interests of its members with navigation authorities and government organisations and to promote responsible ownership and use of inland boats. We are writing […]

Am I missing something?

Am I missing something? As a fairly recent member of NABO, I fail to understand the objection to CRT stating that all boaters should obey the same rules when cruising whether they have a home mooring or not. Am I missing something here? Rodney Hardwick Mark Tizard, NABO Vice Chair, replied: The reason why NABO objects […]

Network Rail consult on upgrades through Bletchley

The scheme is known as East West Rail Western Section Phase 2 Network Rail’s plan is to develop a proposal to upgrade and reconstruct existing, and mothballed (no longer in use) sections of track linking Bedford-Bicester and Milton Keynes-Princes Risborough.  What will the scheme deliver? New journey opportunities for passengers between Bedford and Bicester, new […]