Friday, 25 April 2014

Kennet & Avon Local Mooring Plan

From 1st May 2014 an interim 12 month local plan comes into effect on the K&A between Bath and
Foxhangers (Caen Hill Flight).

The plan requires boaters to:
  • Move to a new 'neighbourhood' every 14 days (see neighbourhood map)
  • Spread their mooring pattern evenly across differentneighbourhoods covering a range of at least 20km
  • Spend no more than 48 hours at visitor moorings (and spend no more than 7 days in a calendar month at visitor moorings)
  • For full details of the 12 month local plan see 

For further information call CRT on 0303 040 4040 or email 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Trust Council Minutes for March 2014

The Trust Council met on 11 March 2014.  It studied the budgets agreed for 2014 and reviewed progress with cash management over the winter.  The Council agreed to:
- replace the inefficient and unreliable heating system at Devises
- appoint a Project Development Officer to progress the HLF bid at Crofton
- publish revised charitable objects and a new set of Memorandum and Articles for agreement by members at the AGM on 17 May
- Contribute to the cost of flood related repairs to the K&A both in cash and through a 'flood benefit day' on Trust boats

The minutes of the meeting are available HERE

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Trust contributes to flood repairs on the Kennet & Avon

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust has contributed £1000 towards repairs needed on the canal following the winter floods.

The river sections have suffered badly in the winter floods of 2013/14 with the River Avon suffering a flood surge on Christmas Eve and the River Kennet reaching record flows in February.  Apart from silting, there has been damage to locks and banks.  At Burghfield a section of towpath has been washed away.  The Canal & River Trust estimate that repairs will cost around £100k.

In addition to the cash contribution, the Trust has declared Sunday 25th May to be 'flood benefit day'.  On that day all ticket sales from our four public trip boats will be donated to the flood repair fund.