Current issues for NABO Council

Your Council holds regular meetings and interim discussions on policy matters and issues raised by members.

There 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 to be at the forefront of CRT’s activities in keeping with its charitable objectives.
  • Reminding CRT of its legal obligations under the relevant Acts.  Specifically when it seeks to overule existing legislation with its proposed changes to its Terms and Conditions.
  • Support the recent reversal of 24 hour towpath facilities (water, refuse and sanitation).
  • Ongoing pro active support to Navigation Advisory Groups and Boat Safety Committees.
  • Monitoring the enforcement and mooring policies of both the EA and CRT, specifically the creeping outsourcing of enforcement to third parties.
  • Monitoring and contributing to any proposals that CRT takes over navigation and maintenance responsibilities from the EA
  • Review and proactively engage with proposals to make all aspects of boating more environmentally friendly.

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