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Please feed swans - bread is OK! Sticky

Now more than ever our swans and other water birds need you. Sadly with many parks instigating a no bread policy, with no...

London Boaters - past, present and future

London Boaters was set up in 2008 as a means of keeping CCing boaters in touch with each other. The initial idea was pretty much a monthly night in a pub, catching up, drinking and discussing boat stuff or any other old bollocks.

The first Pyrate Regatta took place in August 2009 on the marshes behind Edmonton Ikea but afterwards the monthly meetings kind of dropped off. A sense of ‘job done’? Hangovers? Winter? Who knows.

Interactive map of facilities

Here is a shared map with all water/recycling/pump outs etc and other POIs

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zCk87KX9lZWQ.kSEDGdUn1JSI

London boaters to ‘reclaim the towpath’ amidst fears for safety

London boaters are set to ‘reclaim the towpath’ on the east London rivers and canals to promote safety and solidarity, as a survey of London towpath users reveals that just over half have often, or sometimes, avoided the towpath because of fear of crime.

CRT Licence Review report signals “significant” change for boaters

Findings from the first phase of the consultation for the Canal and River Trust’s 2017 licencing review have been released, in what CRT have called “the most significant review of licensing in a generation”

‘Continuous Cruisers’ have come under fire in a report recently released by CRT as part of a nationwide review of boat licencing rules.

London Boater News launches free news writing workshops for boaters

LB News are offering free one day news writing workshops to London boaters on Sunday the 14th and 28th May at an office venue in Golden Square near Piccadilly Circus tube.

There are spaces at each workshop for 6-8 people and they will be run by two professional boater journalists/editors. The workshops will start at 10.30 am and finish around 4pm.

The news report or article are the ones you tend to find at the front of newspapers – with opinion and other feature articles at the back.
You will need a laptop. We have wifi and 240v sockets.

Moo Canoes says splash out with our free floating litterpick

‘Splash out this spring/summer with our free floating litter-pick sessions on the London canals’ says Moo Canoes

Moo Canoes are teaming up this spring/summer with Poplar Union, Friends of the Cut and Lower Regent’s Coalition to offer free fun-packed floating litter-picking sessions on the Regent’s Canal, the Limehouse Cut and Limehouse Basin.

RBOA’s call for more movement rules for ‘continuous cruisers’ sails into a storm

The Residential Boat Owners Association has sparked a war of words following its call for the Canal and River Trust to increase the distance that ‘continuous cruisers’ have to travel to “between 200 to 300 miles a year”.

Gas safety and Coulrophobia

Gas safety and Coulrophobia* – by Ron Gooding

It seems so simple working with gas. A little bit of pipe, some orange hose with numbers on it and a few clips. Also my mate’s dad is a plumber and said he can help. I mean it isn’t rocket science is it?

CRT announce ‘improvements’ as investigation REVEALS plans for hundreds of permanent London moorings

The Canal & River Trust has released a statement announcing the current and ongoing and future plans for “improvements” to London’s “bustling canals” following a freedom of information request by LB News that reveals further details of their future plans – including for 404 new permanent moorings.

The request, using freedom of information laws, was sent by an LB News reporter who recently attended the Centre for Investigative Journalism ‘community investigative journalism’ course advertised on London Boaters Facebook earlier this year.

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