CRT Council Private Boating Representatives voting |REMINDER|

Canal & River Trust: Election of 4 Private Boating Representatives to
Council

If you are eligible to vote you should have received an email with the above heading. If you believe you are eligible to vote but have not received your email yet please check your junk email folder. Alternatively, please contact council@canalrivertrust.org.uk

This is your opportunity to make sure river and estuary boaters are better
represented this can be achieved by placing your Chairman, Jon Skinner at the number 1 position of the 4 candidates you must vote for.

Please vote before you forget, As the deadline for voting ends February 14th.

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Boston Lockkeepers: New Phone Number

Boston lock CRT have provided their lockkeepers with a new phone number, which is the following: 07387050967

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Make Sure You Are Represented: Council Private Boating Representative Voting

ONE WEEK UNTIL VOTING OPENS!

Some members of the council are due for renewal in 2020. Importantly to The
Boating Association members this includes 4 private boating representative
posts. Nominations for these posts have already closed, with 34 hopeful
candidates.

The timetable for voting commences on 20th January and closes on 14th
February. If you are a boat licence holder YOU are eligible to vote and will
receive an email from CRT with a unique pin number and access details to the
voting portal. Voting is only conducted online and via this portal.

Eligible voters will each have a single transferable vote, meaning you
place your choices in your order of choice i.e. first choice number 1,
second choice number 2 etc.

It is not compulsory to vote for all candidates, what is important is that
we all vote for your Chairman, Jon Skinner.

Historically river and river estuary users have been overlooked by CRT, in
fact it has been said that CRT think they only have canals.
To ensure we have representation and a voice please do not waste your vote
but ensure you vote for Jon.

Further Information is available at: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/how-we-are-run/the-council/council-elections-2019-20

 

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Input needed from hire operators and experienced hirers on the proposed changes to the Hire Boat Code

The AINA and British Marine have opened the public consultation seeking views on proposed changes to the existing published Code for the Design, Construction and Operation of Hire Boats, (Hire Boat Code).
The proposals are intended to refine the existing Hire Boat Code to include relevant changes to responsibilities, amendments to the technical standards and in the common principles for safe hire boating, as well as to introduce new definitions and alter some existing definitions.
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The intent of the consultation is to more fully explore the proposed amendments – both from a cost perspective, a technical perspective and a feasibility point of view.
AINA and British Marine are seeking views of hire operators, licensing authorities and experienced hirers concerning the reasonableness and viability of each of the proposed changes and in order to identify any unintended consequences if the proposed changes were to be introduce.
The consultation starts today and ends at midnight on Monday 9 March 2020.
It can be accessed from the AINA website home page – https://www.aina.org.uk/ 
Comments can be made in the next twelve weeks using the consultation form on the AINA website.
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It is important to note that the existing Code is a voluntary code, whilst the new Hire Boat Code is intended to be adopted as a mandatory licensing condition through the legislative framework of the individual licensing authorities and only in the circumstance where the licensing authority has the necessary legal powers and resources. Any implementation as a licensing condition will likely be subject to additional consultation.
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CRT Council Private Boating Representatives voting

Some members of the council are due for renewal in 2020. Importantly to The Boating Association members this includes 4 private boating representative posts. Nominations for these posts has closed and there are 34 hopeful candidates.

The timetable for voting commences on 20th January and closes on 14th February. If you are a boat licence holder YOU are eligible to vote and will receive an email from CRT with a unique pin number and access details to the voting portal. Voting is only on-line and via this portal.

Eligible voters will each have a single transferable vote, this means you place your choices in your order of choice i.e. first choice number 1, second choice number 2 etc.

It is not compulsory to vote for all candidates, what is important is that we all vote for your Chairman, Jon Skinner.

Historically river and river estuary users have been overlooked by CRT, in fact it has been said that CRT think they only have canals.
To ensure we have representation and a voice please do not waste your vote but ensure you vote for Jon.

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