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Continuous moorers hijack Parry's meeting
Monday, 27 April 2015 17:19

BOATERS on a continuous cruiser licence, wanting to stay in one place without paying for a mooring, known as 'continuous moorers', completely hijacked the Canal & River Trust '10 years' meeting chaired by Chief Executive Richard Parry in Birmingham.

Defra involved in Ombudsman scandal
Sunday, 26 April 2015 16:03

THE Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has refused to supply information it holds relating to the Canal & River Trust (CaRT) Waterways Ombudsman scandal (Sham Ombudsman to remain), writes Allan Richards.

Victor on the Four Counties
Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:30

AS MY regular readers will know we were thwarted from our intention of making it to Bugsworth Basin by our friends at CaRT deciding not to open the Peak Forest Canal as promised—but what's new, eh?

That's it folks—gone boating!
Sunday, 19 April 2015 08:46

No further updates as we have gone boating for a couple of weeks. Back during the week of the May Bank Holiday. Regret but emails cannot be attended to.


Victor: Thwarted by CaRT
Sunday, 19 April 2015 08:32

HERE we were, looking forward to a cruise to Bugsworth Basin once again, it being 2007 since our last visit, but alas, Canal & River Trust has put a stop to that.

Fair description
Saturday, 18 April 2015 10:42

I think Eric Weiss (Bargees collision course with CaRT) has summed things up very well there, writes Martin Brooks.

Commercial moorings at Mercia
Saturday, 18 April 2015 10:00

TO FURTHER the attraction of Mercia Marina moorings, six commercial units have been released with the Mug Tug being the latest to take up 'residence'.

CaRT and the statute
Saturday, 18 April 2015 09:55

WHILST not wishing to make waves I have to ask how it is that the 14 days rule for boaters mooring on a towpath, as laid out in the 1995 Waterways Act, can be so easily changed, purely to suit the purpose of the Trust? Asks Pam Pickett.

Bargees collision course with CaRT
Friday, 17 April 2015 10:05

I FIND it strange how the National Bargees Travellers Association and supporters, seem set on a permanent collision course with CaRT by claiming they are being intimidated with threats of ‘eviction and intimidation', writes Eric Weiss.

Cart volunteer plunged into lock
Friday, 17 April 2015 09:36

A VOLUNTEER lock keeper was quite proud at getting a quad bike for getting up and down the locks at Devizes, but just could not control it, and ended up with it plunging into a lock.

Bargees will not be intimidated
Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:24

THE National Bargees Travellers Association (NBTA) is going all-out to strengthen itself against what its members believe is pressure from the Canal & River Trust to evict them from the waterways by its new rules.

Own risk assessment in tunnels
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:52

I DO NOT have the statistics but suspect that the number of deaths in tunnels, since the massive number of souls lost in constructing the tunnels, must be in the single figures area writes John Howard.

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