A Recent Press release from NABO stated :- 

NABO welcomes the recent changes to CRT’s communication strategy as recently announced by CEO Richard Parry and the recent project update issued by Sally Ash Head of Boating.

 

It is to be welcomed that after the recent flawed SE Visitor Mooring Consultation and subsequent workshops that CRT are now taking stock and engaging fully with the boating organisations (private and trade), Partnerships and the Navigation Advisory Group to define the strategy and vision for visitor moorings going forward.

SE VISITOR MOORINGS  - NABO RESPONSE TO THE CANAL AND RIVER TRUST (CRT) REPORT ON THE PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS OF SPRING 2013

CRT has confirmed that it was taken aback by the strength of boaters opinions: for example 700+ signed a spontaneous online petition spread by word of mouth against the proposals (not the principle of consulting as implied in the CRT report). Some 360 boaters wrote feedback in response to the CRT email, of which at least 50% was negative. In addition both NABO and RBOA, representing many thousands of members wrote detailed feedback, again rejecting specific aspects of the proposal. CRT decided to focus on the minority that gave positive feedback as the green light to proceed.

NABO have responded to the CRT consultation on Houseboat Certificates. This closed at the end of September and we now await the outcome.

Audlem Moorings British Waterways have opened a consultation about traders overstaying at Audlem. NABO has been invited to respond, so we invite members to add any comments below before January 21st 2012 so that NABO Council can put a response together.

BW posted 2 consultations on its website about the boom and lock landing at Isis Lock, where the Oxford Canal meets the River Thames. After consulting with members, we have sent this response:

"Because the boom and lock landing pontoon installations are inextricably linked, we are sending the same reply to both consultations, as we believe they should be just one consultation. We have also referred to the automated red light warning system and Duke's Cut signs.