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 […]

In the Chair July 2023

What a time to be involved with NABO! Your Council has always been very careful only to take on activities that will have a direct impact on our boaters – who, of course, are the very reason we exist. But when we DO take on a new mission, it needs to be something where – […]

August NN Editorial

Editorial As the scent of honeysuckle wafts through an open window and is subsequently overpowered by the inimitable odour of barbecue from a neighbour, I realise summer has indeed arrived. I have received over 50 notices of works and other stoppages in the last week, the presentation of the notices is not great. The headline […]

Fund Britain’s Waterways calls on Government to stop inland waterways falling into disrepair

PRESS RELEASE             Date: 27 June 2023 Fund Britain’s Waterways calls on Government to stop inland waterways falling into disrepair Britain’s unique and well-loved network of canals and navigable rivers is deteriorating because of inadequate funding. At a time of unprecedented challenges caused by the climate emergency and high inflation, […]

Birmingham Campaign Cruise. 12/13 August

FUND BRITAIN’S WATERWAYS BIRMINGHAM CAMPAIGN CRUISE. 12/13 AUGUST 2023 A steering group representing IWA, NABO, AWCC, RYA BM and RBOA is progressing this campaign and in support of it is organising a campaign cruise to Birmingham on the weekend of 12/13 August.  A formal notice is being delayed awaiting the Defra announcement on the CRT […]

So it’s goodbye from me and …..

After 12 years Peter Fellows hands on the baton of editorship. Another varied set of articles to end the year, with Helen Hutt describing her trip to the Medway on the 75-year old paddle steamer, Waverley, and my article on the unbelievable attitude of a local council towards restoration of the historic stable block at […]

Calor Gas

Calor Gas have announced that they will now continue to refill the small 4.5kg butane and equivalent propane but only as long as the existing fleet of bottles remains serviceable. They will only be available at distribution centers, i.e., not at marinas. You can see the the announcement here. We regard this proposal as useless, […]

Prioritise your health this summer

Communications NHS England – Equalities Vaccination Deployment Programme -offer this advice for boaters: As we prepare to celebrate 75 years of the NHS, Dr Nnenda Atata, a GP in Swindon and Vaccination Programme Clinical Quality Improvement Lead offers helpful advice about how you can access the help you need, for a healthier, happier summer. She […]