STRICTER THAMES ENFORCEMENT -
MOORINGS LISTED

 

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Details have been released of the 22 mooring sites along the non-tidal river where stricter rules are to be enforced.

Regulations similar to those used to regulate private car parks are being used to ensure that boats do not overstay on the Environment Agency temporary moorings. The first 24-hours are free with charges for the following days up to a maximum of three days.

As previously reported on River Thames News, pilot schemes have been under way at a number of sites over the past two years. These include Oxford and Weybridge. Overstaying boats face the threst of civil court action if they are not moved.

The full list of mooring sites is:

Lechlade,
Eynsham,
Oxford (East Street),
Iffley,
Culham,
Abingdon,
Goring,
Reading (Scours Lane),
Wargrave (Lashbrook Moorings),
Sonning,
Marlow,
Towpath opposite Queens Eyot,
Boveney,
Egham,
Laleham,
Weybridge Towpath,
Tail of Desborough Island,
Walton Towpath,
Walton Gridley Miskins,
Hurst Park,
Kingston Rail Wharf (upstream end),
Steven's Eyot.

Meanwhile there has been a plea for a more cautious approach from the EA's enforcement team during the winter when conditions worsen. A letter from Andrew Shacknove from Iffley in the Oxford Times asks "Is it possible for the EA move boats along during the summer season, when moorings are in demand, and take a more cautious and relaxed approach during the winter? "

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October 30th 2015