NN Editorial October 2023

Editorial I have now finished my summer cruise and am pleased to say back at my home mooring. It’s hard not to sink into a depression, Autumn on its way, lack of funds, increasing structural failures, lack of dredging, looming canal closures…… I started to think about the reasons behind the current canal network demise. […]

NABO writes to CRT on licence costs

In October CRT annouced their intention to increase licence costs by an unprecidented 5% above inflation. They have also decided to apply increasing levels of surcharge to wide beam boats and continuous cruisers. NABO Has witten to Richard Parry to make our views knows, and we have a reply. The text is proved below. We […]

Campaign cruise to the Palace of Westminster

Update on Fund Britain’s Waterways (FBW) including the public petition and the Westminster Campaign Cruise Tuesday 14th November FBW continues to bring all those interested in our inland waterways together and is attracting wide public support for its campaign to safeguard the future of Britain’s unique network of inland waterways.  This email is to remind […]

Unprecedented numbers joining NABO

We are seeing an unprecedented rate of boaters signing up to NABO. You are all very welcome. If you are experiencing difficulty during the joining process, or you have questions please do ask admin@nabo.org.uk We will do our very best to respond quickly!  

Boater energy grant latest

This week we have seen a response from the gov. dept. It is the same  generic letter as everyone else, basically saying hard luck, if you are down as having a ‘home mooring’ you won’t get the money. We will follow up again. The MP for Devizes, Danny Kruger is still trying to find a […]


The NABO AGM will be held at on Saturday 18th 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 a […]