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Enclosure of the commons in the lower Lea valley - Some history and a new campaign

The following link leads to a recent article; Resisting enclosure past & present: East London Waterworks, Leyton Marsh, and the Leyton Lammas lands, by mudlark121 - Resisting enclosure past & present: East London Waterworks, Leyton Marsh, and the Leyton Lammas lands

Anti-boater fight for land at Hampton Court

A report by BBC London published on 15 Feb 2019, explains how another 'land grab' controversy is taking place, this time on the Thames just outside London.

"A battle has broken out on the River Thames about who owns and controls a huge section of river bank near Hampton Court. No-one had ever previously tried to register ownership of the land, but now the Environment Agency is attempting to, they face a legal battle with a tight-knit boating community based there who are worried about their future. Gareth Furby has the story. "

About Renting a boat in London

If you are thinking of hiring or renting a boat privately, offering your boat for hire, or buying a boat to rent-out, The Canal and River Trust has recently published the following statement about privately renting boats:

CRT "Places" Maps defy Law and Geography

National Bargee Travellers Association statement: Canal & River Trust "Places" Maps Defy Law and Geography.

Angel Visitor Moorings Proposals

Some proposals arrived at by CaRT (largely Sorwar) and LB (largely me) in response to the fraught situation with local residents at Angel (largely Noel Road). Most of this has been raised in meetings and on the list, but the final documents are still open for comment - please email the list before October 4th and i'll put together any feedback for Sorwar.

Andrew

London Assembly CRT Appendix 3

Map showing mooring supply on Regent's Canal

London Assembly CRT Appendix 2

Map of mooring demand on Regent's Canal. Shows boat sightings annually in March from 2010-2013.

London Assembly CRT response

CRT response to London Assembly Moorings Investigation. July 2013

Whatever Happened to the Cowley and Uxbridge Community Boaters Group?

A document in several parts, including an account of the meeting on 24th April with Sally Ash &co, a 'brief introduction' that explains why CUB buckled under the pressure of enforcement, the 'provisional proposals for the roving permit' apparently drafted by CUB (with CaRT help?), the CaRT questionnaire for CC'ers on the GU, the 'place' map, and a document provided by the Waterways Chaplaincy discussing housing benefit generally, and in the context of the RMP.

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