Canal & River Trust

On 10 March 2016 CRT issued a press release UPDATE ON LICENSING PROCESS FOR BOATS WITHOUT HOME MOORINGS

CRT has updated its process for licensing boats without a home mooring.

From 1 May 2016 the Trust will no longer offer three month restricted licences to boaters who have not been meeting the terms of their ‘continuous cruiser’ licence. (Presumably this is the CRT interpretation of this.)

CRT say there are 5,000 boats without a home mooring having their their movement patterns reviewed prior to licence renewal. Since 1 May 2015, where CRT were unhappy about movement, licences for shorter durations (three or six months) were offered in 652 cases. CRT have also issued over 860 extended stays and equality adjustments for boaters without a home mooring.

The press release can be seen here here:

A CRT review of the process and further details including a map of national hot spots can be read here

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/refresh/media/thumbnail/24805-cc-monitoring-review-march-2016.pdf

NABO will comment in the next NABO News now in preparation.