Everywhere you go in London redevelopments are happening making the housing needs for people harder.
The waterways are not excluded from this. Around Central London there is pressure to move out boaters so that property prices are not negatively effected. However, we need more mooring rings.
The whole of the navigable waters of the Bow Back Rivers was taken from us for the Olympics. Now it is only open to some trip boats and with plans to turn it into just 24 hours moorings. This should be open again to all with 14 days moorings.
There has been great reduction of facilities across the waterways. In time where there is more boats, we need more facilities. Places like West London are lacking facilities. We demand more facilities now.
Let’s march on the City and alongside other housing campaigns let our demand be heard
More Mooring Spaces
Open the Bow Back Rivers
Saturday 31 January at 12 noon
St Mary’s Churchyard, Newington Butts, SE1 6SQ (Elephant and Castle tube/rail)
NBTA banner and boaters will be at the corner of St Mary’s Butts and Gun Street
3pm on Saturday 7th February 2015, in the Star of Kings, York Way. This is next to the Regent’s Canal near Kings Place, in Kings Cross.
NBTA London; ‘Hands Off Our Homes’ public meeting
Date: Thursday 22 January at 7pm
Where: London Action Resource Centre, 62, Fieldgale Street, E1 1ES
The Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT) is on a mission to make the lives of liveaboards with no homes moorings harder.
They have been meeting with boaters’ groups to try to get an agreement to a defined place and minimum distance that continuous cruisers must travel to comply with the guidance. This – with the lack of mooring rings and facilities – puts us on a path towards the destruction of our way of life. We must stop the CRT in making our lives harder. We need more mooring rings, more facilities and no more increase of mooring restrictions.
The National Bargee Travellers Association London is hosting a public meeting about the attacks on boater dwellers and discussion about what we should do about it. We have also invited some speakers from the wider housing movement so we can get ideas about what can be done to defend our homes.
All are welcome.
Get a ticket; http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hands-off-our-homes-tickets-13484136415
The Canal & River Trust (CRT) is on a mission to make the lives of live-aboards without home moorings harder. CRT has been meeting with some boaters’ groups to try to get an agreement to an unlawful definition of “place” and an unlawful minimum distance that continuous cruisers should travel to comply with Section 17 (3)(c)(ii) of the British Waterways Act 1995. This, together with recently concreted towpaths without mooring rings that are impossible to moor boats on, and the lack of facilities like water taps, threatens our homes. We must stop CRT making our lives harder. We need more mooring rings, more facilities and no further mooring restrictions.
The National Bargee Travellers Association London is hosting a public meeting about these attacks on boat dwellers and discussion about what we can do about it. We have also invited some speakers from the wider housing movement so we can get ideas about what can be done to defend our homes. Join us at this campaign meeting to plan what action to take.