Even more go for win­ter moor­ings

Canal Boat - - News -

WIN­TER MOOR­INGS, AIMED at al­low­ing boaters with­out a home moor­ing to stop for longer pe­ri­ods than the usual max­i­mum of two weeks in the colder months,

are see­ing a sig­nif­i­cant increase in take-up this win­ter. The moor­ings are is­sued for pe­ri­ods of from one month up to five months, and are charged at four rates vary­ing from £ 6.50 per me­tre of boat length per month for a quiet tow­path space with no fa­cil­i­ties, to £15 for a vis­i­tor moor­ing site with boater fa­cil­i­ties, pub­lic trans­port links and ac­cess to a town or vil­lage.

This year the num­ber of per­mits is­sued has risen

by 15 per­cent from 455 to 522, at 104 dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions across the net­work – with the choice of sites based on feed­back re­ceived from last year. Canal & River Trust Head of Boat­ing Mike Grimes said he was “pleased the moor­ings have proved so pop­u­lar” and pointed out that the Trust had “spent a lot of time work­ing on what we can of­fer boaters, and lis­ten­ing to what they want”.

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