Trouble signing in?

I see a few members trying to sign in and failing. I get an email every time this happens, so I know what is going on. The system is working ok, or I would not be able to write this, but there be gremlins about. I have done some maintenance clean up on the system […]

Current issues for NABO Council

Your Council holds regular meetings and interim discussions on policy matters and issues raised by members. These are some of the regular themes Regular pro active engagement with CRT senior management both at head office and in the regions. Challenging and reminding CRT that Navigation and the preservation of the canal heritage and infrastructure  needs […]

Geoffrey Rogerson

    NABO is deeply saddened by the loss of its long-term legal advisor and council member, Geoffrey Rogerson, who passed away on the 3rd August after several years of illnesses. He was known as a gentle gentleman by all who met him, with great pride in his own family, and respected by all. But […]

GDPR – one year in

David Fletcher examines your personal data in detail The GDPR was introduced in May 2018. NABO has to comply (as do all organi­sations that hold ‘personal data’), as we hold information about people for a ‘business or other non-household purpose’. At the June Council meeting, the team took time out to review our current position […]

Negative NABO?

Negative NABO? Editor, Peter Fellows, thinks the magazine reflects the views of NABO members, We were all shocked by news of the sudden death on Boxing Day of Vice-Chair, Paul Howland, and I have included an obituary for him from his friend and colleague, Alison Tuck. NABO’s advocacy work on behalf of boaters depends entirely […]


The NABO AGM will be held at on Sunday 11th November at the Tamworth CC Club, Kettlebrook Wharf, Kettlebrook Rd Tamworth B77 1AG (by boat it is on the Coventry Canal, just up from Fazeley Junction).   We will start at 11 am with the AGM formal business, followed by a presentation and discussion. After […]


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 May 2018, to replace the current Data Protection Act. It’s the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years and it will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data. It means that we […]

Death of Trevor Rogers

We are very sorry to report that after a long period of illness, Trevor (known to his close friends as “Trig”) passed away peacefully on Wednesday 4th October 2017, aged 65 years. Trevor was an active member of NABO since 1998. Trevor’s gift to NABO was a fine mind.