RBOA News Archive

New Government Green Homes Grant

RBOA has received enquiries about the new Government Green Homes Grant. Our Chairman has contacted the relevant body, seeking clarification on the matter, but a […]

Green Homes Grant

RBOA has eceived enquiries about the possible eleigibility of boaters for the Green Homes Grant.  Our Chairman has contacted the relevant authority, seeking clarification, but […]

Can you help?

Users of the Thames have been long concerned about river quality in the Thames, but the EA have been unable to provide any data to […]

RBOA Facebook Group

All members are encouraged to join our facebook group “Living afloat with the RBOA” The link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/278960266341053/   This can be used in addition […]

EA Coronavirus Guidance Note 6

General update We are glad to see boaters getting back out and enjoying the waterways. Thank you to all of our waterway users for their […]

EA Guidance Note 5 re Covid-19

We are keen to get people boating as soon as we can. We currently have teams out along our waterways making preparations safely and swiftly. […]

Coronavirus update from Canal & River Trust – Boat Movement Inbox Inbox Inbox x   The Government have issued clarification this morning, 13 May to […]

We’re here if you need us!

At this very difficult time for us all, the RBOA Officers are aware that some of our members may be finding the lack of contact […]

A CRT Statement by Richard Parry

A statement from Richard Parry Following the most recent announcement from the Prime Minister regarding the UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, we are asking […]

Update of current Covid-19 situation

On Monday (17th March 2020) the Government issued updated advice about the current Covid-19 situation. The guidance for those who are vulnerable, those who are […]

Covid 19 – Advice from CRT

RBOA has received the following information from CRT’s Matthew Symonds. “Yesterday the Canal & River Trust issued a statement regarding the Coronavirus, you can see […]

Inland Waterways Accessibility Forum

RBOA recently received an interesting communication about a new Facebook forum, which has a focus on waterways users with accessibility issues, from Tracey Clarke who […]

CRT London & South East Bulletin

The latest Bulletin for London & the South East has been published – do take a look. Topics covered: Paddington pre-bookable moorings open for 2020 […]

RBOA attending Crick Boat Show

RBOA attending Crick Show, 2020. See us in the Boating Marquee and on the Quayside Mercury & Dr Feelgood to headline at Crick Boat Show […]

NEW WAVE: PLAY YOUR PART IN THE SECOND GOLDEN AGE OF CANALS 16 January 2020 Community spirit is alive and well on the nation’s canals […]

Season’s Greetings

The Officers of the Residential Boat Owners’ Association would like to wish all members, friends and business acquaintances a very happy Christmas, and send best […]

BCN Explorer Cruises, 2020

BCN Explorer Cruises organised by Birmingham Canal Navigations Society 5th May – 13th May & 18th May – 25th May After the success of our […]

BCN Explorer Cruises, 2020

  BCN Explorer Cruises organised by Birmingham Canal Navigations Society 5th May – 13th May & 18th May – 25th May After the success of […]

Canal & River Trust Publishes Heritage Report for 2017 – 2019 18 October 2019 The Canal & River Trust has published a report into the […]

RBOA Annual General Meeting Venue Details Date: Saturday 23rd November, 2019 Time: 11.00 a.m. Place: Clifford Arms, Main Road, Great Haywood, Stafford, ST18 0SR. By […]

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Activities Perfect for Canal Boat Holidays

Featured image of Llangollen Canal. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Llangollen_Canal_UK.jpg Known for their tranquil settings and slow-pace, canal holidays have become a popular holiday choice. However, there’s much […]

EA River Restrictions for the Thames

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbour Master’s notices for the following events. N.B. Additional restrictions have been added in chroniological order. River restrictions When: […]

Do you enjoy fishing?

29 May 2019  CANAL & RIVER TRUST WATERWAYS WANDERERS PERMIT AVAILABLE ONLINE The Canal & River Trust has launched a new online system allowing anglers […]

EA Navigation Notice

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbour Master’s notice for the following event. River restrictions When: Sunday 26 May 2019, 6:30am to 10am and Sunday 14 July […]

CRT National Boat Count Numbers

2 May 2019 The Canal & River Trust’s annual national boat count shows that licence compliance on its waterways remains high with 96.5% of boaters […]

Environment Agency Notices

River restrictions When: Saturday 25 May 2019, from 1pm to 5:30pm and Wednesday 29 May to Saturday 1 June 2019, from 10:30am to 7pm. Where: […]

4 New Forest River Wildlife Hotspots

4 New Forest River Wildlife Hotspots

Famous for its stunning rural landscapes, towering woodland and scenic coastline, The New Forest is teaming with diverse habitats to welcome all kinds of wildlife. […]

BCN 250th Anniversary Cruise

November 2019 will see the 250th anniversary of the canal reaching Birmingham. This was an important event in the making of the city as an […]

E.A. River Restrictions

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbour Master’s notice for the following event. River restrictions When: Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July 2019 from 8am to 6pm […]

Mooring Challenges Below Sunbury Lock

Yesterday RBOA received the following from the River Thames Alliance: Please Note;  This has been circulated to all subscribing members for information – it is […]

Families Living with Children on Boats

RBOA has received the following request: I work as a television producer for Renegade Pictures – the production company behind Our Yorkshire Farm and Ben Fogle’s […]

EA Harbourmaster’s Notice

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notice for the following events. River restrictions When: Saturday 19 January 2019, from 9am to 4:30pm Where: Sunbury […]

RBOA AGM, held on 6th October, 2018

Press Release: 10th October, 2018 RBOA Annual General Meeting The Residential Boat Owners’ Association (RBOA) held its 55th Annual General Meeting at The Nadee, Findern, […]

E.A. – Windsor Area

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notice for the following event. River restrictions When: Friday 12 October 2018 Where: Old Windsor Reach What’s happening: […]

E.A. River Restriction

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notice for the following event. When: Saturday 15 September 2018 from 9:30am to 5:30pm Where: Iffley Reach What’s […]

EA River Restrictions on the Thames

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notice for the following events. River restrictions When: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018 from 8am to […]

E.A. Harbourmaster’s Notice

Please find attached an Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notice for the following events. River restrictions When: Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Where: Marlow […]

Breach on Middlewich Branch

You may be aware that a major breach has occurred overnight on the Middlewich Branch. You can follow the link below to see some images […]

Check Vents are Snow-free!

A message from Beryl McDowall: As RBOA Rresentative on the Boat Safety Scheme Advisory Committee, I have just had an emergency message, asking if I […]

Boater Prosecuted on Thames

  Berkshire boater prosecuted for keeping unregistered vessel on Thames Mr Dylan Gardener-Collins has been found guilty by Reading Magistrates Court for failing to register […]

BCN – Date for your Diary

Below is a date for your diaries. The programme for the 18th November is an update on the one previously sent out in October. 9th […]

Birmingham Lads and Friends

This may interest you.  If you haven’t seem Phil’s presentation, do try and get here.  It’s well worth a watch. Birmingham Lads and Friends: A […]

Flood-hit Crowther Bridge Reopens

Crowther Bridge near Brighouse is now open, as work finishes on the flood-hit bridge. Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier […]

CRT Winter Moorings

CRT’s Winter Moorings list is due to open today.  Go to https://licensing.canalrivertrust.org.uk/Account/Register   You will need your 8-digit Customer Identity Number.  Moorings are allocated on a […]

EA Notices for Reading and Iffley

Please find attached two Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s Notices. When: Thursday 17 August and Monday 4 September 2017 – 7pm to midnight Where: Scours Lane, Reading […]

EA Information Notice for Sat. 5th August

Please see below Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notice regarding the following event. When: Saturday 5 August 2017 from 12pm to 6pm Where: Teddington Reach What’s happening: […]

RBOA Code of Good Practice

As reported previously, the RBOA has launched a Code of Good Practice recently. This Code is supported by various Navigation Authorities and Organisations.  If you […]

Environment Agency Notice for 8-9 July

Please see attached Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s Notice for the following event this weekend. Please accept our apologies for the late notice; we will endeavour to […]

Notices for the Thames

Please see attached Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s Notices for the following events. When: Saturday 24 June 2017 from 12pm to 3pm Where: Teddington Reach What’s happening: […]

RBOA at Crick Show

The RBOA has had a presence at Crick Show every year since it began, and this year was no exception, with a larger stand than […]

CRT National Boat Check 2017

CANAL & RIVER TRUST 2017 NATIONAL BOAT COUNT SHOWS LICENCE EVASION DOWN Boat numbers in London continue to rise.  The Canal & River Trust’s annual […]

Can you help CBS News?

CBS News are planning a story for our broadcast CBS This Morning Saturday, that we hope to shoot in a couple of weeks, on canal […]

Death of Louis Jankel

It is with regret that we report that Louis Jankel passed away recently, and his funeral took place in Weybridge, Surrey last Thursday (15 December, […]

What’s Happening in the North West Waterway Region?

Please follow this link for the updates about the North West Waterway: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/our-regions/north-west-waterways/whats-going-on-in-the-north-west CRT North West hope you  find it useful and if you have […]

My Floating Home – Can you help?

Windfall Films, an award-winning TV production company based in London, are on the lookout for projects to cover for the second series of ‘My Floating […]