Thames moor­ings run ‘by boaters for boaters’

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A NEW COM­PANY has been set up to op­er­ate 21 out of 22 vis­i­tor moor­ing sites on the non-tidal Thames, which nav­i­ga­tion author­ity the En­vi­ron­ment Agency says will mean that they are now run “by boaters, for boaters”.

In 2013 the Agency set up ‘car park style’ terms and con­di­tions in­clud­ing over­stay­ing charges, ini­tially in part­ner­ship with a car park firm. How­ever this re­lied on boaters be­ing able to reg­is­ter their ar­rival dur­ing lock keepers’ hours. Now a new com­pany Thames Vis­i­tor Moor­ings has now been set up, owned and op­er­ated by for­mer Chair of the Res­i­den­tial Boat Own­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Rex Walden - ini­tially for 12 months which be­gan on 16 Novem­ber. Boaters can reg­is­ter with TVP by phone or on­line any time, and pay any fees via Paypal.

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