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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Register to vote by midnight on 18 June 2024: GOV.UK: Register to vote. (opens new window) You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm on 19 June 2024 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)


Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Boating community

For boaters without a permanent mooring for their boat on the canal, they can usually moor for 14 days in any one place unless signed otherwise (for example on a short-stay visitor mooring).

The Canal & River Trust's Boat license support officers cover the whole of the canal and record boat sightings at least every 14 days using a GPS app. If a boat has stayed longer than the 14 days, they will be contacted and reminded to move. If a boat continues to overstay without authorisation, then the Trust will begin enforcement action.

If your concerned about a boat overstaying you can contact the local boat license support team, you can find the contact details on the Canal & River Trust website (opens new window).  

Due to data protection rules we can't discuss any details about a specific boat or enforcement activity against them without permission from the boater.

Continuous cruiser monitoring process can be found on the Canal & River Trust website (opens new window).

Supporting vulnerable boaters

Boating can be a great lifestyle, but we know it can get tough at times. To help out, we want to put boaters in touch with the people who can help. The Canal & River Trust website has more details of  help to support vulnerable boaters (opens new window).  

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