CRT is currently carrying out a review of the visitor moorings between Devizes and Reading in a consultation exercise in which most of the user groups of the K&A are represented. Five meetings were held between August 2017 and March 2018. Proposals for any changes are due to be finalised this month, April 2018, and trialled for 12 months. During the trial, all boaters will have an opportunity to comment on the changes.
One of the issues discussed has been whether any extra visitor moorings are needed. Participants in the review differ in their opinions, with hire boat companies favouring an increase in visitor moorings in specific places; liveaboard boaters who need 14 day mooring space, and anglers requesting ‘no mooring’ areas to make more space for fishing.
There are three representatives of liveaboard boaters on the consultation panel. There are also three people representing hire boat companies and boating businesses; a NABO representative; representatives of anglers and Wiltshire Council; members of the K&A Waterway Partnership and CRT staff.
If any of the changes to the visitor moorings that will be proposed in April have an adverse effect on you, do send your comments to CRT or make a formal complaint. We will publish the outcome and where to send your comments in due course.