Friday, 25 January 2013

C&RT need boaters comments ...

Email received yesterday - if you are concerned regarding the overstaying on visitor moorings in the south of the area please read and comment.

Canal & River Trust

Talk to us!

I’m sending you this email because our records show that you are a regular or occasional user of the canals in our south east region.  It’s to invite your comments on proposals for changes to the maximum stay times at 22 of the most popular visitor mooring sites. 

Jeff Whyatt, the waterway manager discussed these at his local user group meetings over the past couple of years and Julia Moore helped him with local discussions with representatives of boating organisations.  This resulted in a detailed schedule of proposed changes which we would like to start putting in place for April of this year.  More recently, our new board of Trustees and the Trust Council considered national policy relating to casual mooring along the towpath and confirmed, amongst other things, the importance of measures to improve compliance with visitor mooring rules.

I hope you will take a few minutes to go to, read the South East Visitor Mooring proposals and send us your feedback using the special form.  You have until 1st March to do this.

We cannot easily reach boaters without internet access so would be really grateful if you could help us communicate this message to others you meet over the coming days.  We can post out paper copies of the document and feedback form to anyone on request to 03030 404040.

Many thanks and best wishes
Damian Kemp

Boating Communications & Consultations Manager

Canal & River Trust


  1. Also recieved the same and as it mentions Stoke Bruerne I must wander down and check what they are saying.
    Keep warm

  2. Thanks Les - would be interested in hearing your views after you’ve had a wander down there!