CRT today published its final decision on the Towpath Mooring Plan for the K&A between Bath top lock and Lower Foxhangers (Devizes). The finalised plan includes a number of unlawful elements and others that contradict CRT’s stated aim of providing clear local mooring guidance.
Well the mooring consultation periods are finished.
Deep breath folks….. It’s not over yet by a long way.
If, as is believed, the local strategy is a done deal British Waterways are now moving into forming the steering groups.
There are only 9 more days to go for the K&A mooring consultation. Make sure you send your questionnaire to arrive by next Friday 29th November. There’s an example response here http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/ka-mooring-consultation-only-three-weeks-until-deadline/ to help you gather your thoughts.
There will be an extra boaters meeting on Saturday 2nd November, 12-2pm at the Three Swans, Hungerford to discuss, ask and answer questions about the local mooring strategy consultation. The meeting is organised by boaters, for boaters. Please tell all the boaters you know about it, because we are unable to leaflet boats to advertise this meeting.
The consultation on the local mooring strategy for the Kennet and Avon west of Devizes will run from today Friday 30th August 2013 until Friday 29th November 2013. Electronic copies of the consultation response form will be sent to all holders of boat licences who are on the K&A where CRT holds their email address. Where no email contact exists CRT has agreed to send a paper copy to the address that you use for your boat licence. If you don’t receive a copy, paper copies will also be available from the following places:
Councillor Fleur de Rhé-Philipe, Chair of the Kennet and Avon Local Waterway Partnership, resigned this week. Tamsin Phipps, who represents canoeists on the Partnership, is now acting as the temporary Chair. The Partnership is about to release its review of the K&A local mooring strategy proposals.