Call for boaters to disobey CaRT's 'no mooring' restrictions

Published: Monday, 11 October 2021

THERE is a call from the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) for boaters to disobey Canal & River Trust's 'no mooring' restrictions on the Lee Navigation.

This is the result of the trust's unnecessary removal of 295 mooring, the association maintain, it telling:

Successful campaign

After a successful campaign against the ‘safety zones’ which were to be implemented on the Lee Navigation in Broxbourne and Hackney, Canal & River Trust advised the public that they would not be introducing them; unfortunately, we now know this to be not fully true.

Due to the actions of our community much of the so-called 'safety zones' was scrapped. The trust claims that they are willing to discuss safety in a constructive way via the newly formed 'Lee Navigation Forum.' However, instead of engaging with the users of the waterways as promised, they are continuing to introduce the ‘no mooring’ sections of the 'safety zones', resulting in the unnecessary removal of 295 mooring spots. There is absolutely no justification for this.

Signed up to disobey

With 140 people signed up already to disobey the restrictions, we are encouraging people to moor in these places and sign the pledge to ignore the trust's 'Safety Zone' mooring restrictions.

Events are being organised in Hackney and Broxbourne in two weeks time.