RBOA News Archive

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 […]

Llangollen_Canal_UK

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 […]

CRT Boat Licence Fees 2017

20th October, 2016 The Canal & River Trust is today announcing that private and business boat licence fees will rise by 2.5% from 1 April […]

Environment Agency: Waterways West

Please find attached 3 Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notices for the events below: When: Saturday 22 October 2016 from 9am to 5:30pm Where: Sunbury Reach What’s […]

BCNS AGM and End of Season Rally

4th-6th November 2016 Due to uncertainty about the availability of the Smethwick Enterprise Centre and the cost of fireworks for a November 5th display the […]

E.A. Waterways West

We have been informed by EA of the following events on the navigation: Please find 3 Environment Agency Harbourmaster’s notices for the following river restrictions. […]

Early Notice of EA Winter Stoppages

Dear boater, The Environment Agency is investing £1.2 million this winter, as part of its usual annual programme of essential works to maintain key navigation […]

Leigh Canal Festival

You may be interested in this event, which promises plenty to do and see, both on and off the water.  Click on this link: Leigh […]

BCNS End-of-Season Rally, etc.

4-6 November 2016 Due to uncertainty about the availability of the Smethwick Enterprise Centre and the cost of fireworks for a November 5th display the […]

Holiday Photos

If you take any interesting/unusual photographs when you are out and about on your boat, please consider sending them to soundings@rboa.org.uk  so that they can […]

River Trent – Beeston Lock

Please be aware of construction work taking place around Beeston Lock. This work is to facilitate the restoration of the Lock Cottages and Cottage garden, […]

Notice Alert – River Ouse

Location: River Ouse, Selby to Naburn Locks Thursday 26 May 2016 14:45 until Friday 30 September 2016 16:00 Booking Information Original message: Skippers of all […]

Bollington Closure

Previous Update on 23/06/2016: Following a successful start to works on site we can confirm that we do not plan to install stop planks at […]

Conserving Water on L & L

Notice Alert Leeds & Liverpool Canal Starts At: Eldonian Way Ends At: Lock 6, Spring Garden Lock Thursday 23 June 2016 until further notice From […]

Bridgwater Canal Latest News from CRT

Update on 21/06/2016: Following Bridgewater Canal’s update of its approach to enforcement for Canal & River Trust licence holders (see below), we wanted to confirm […]

Problem on Macclesfield Canal

Anyone cruising on the Macc. could be afected by a possible stoppage which could start on Thursday, 23rd June, as detailed below: CRT Notice Alert […]

A HEROES’ RETURN

14th June 2016 · Injured servicemen and women rebuild their lives through a project to restore the country’s historic canals · Canal & River Trust […]