Posts Tagged ‘visitor moorings’

Review of visitor moorings east of Devizes now on 12 month trial/ consultation period

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

CRT’s review of visitor moorings between Devizes and Reading has now finished and the proposals for change have been finalised. A 12-month trial/ consultation period has begun. If any changes have an adverse effect on liveaboard boaters it’s really important that we make this clear to CRT. Send your comments to CRT or make a formal complaint.

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K&A Boaters’ Action Group next meeting 13th August, Devizes

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

The next meeting of the K&A Boaters’ Action Group’s will be on Monday 13th August 2018 at 7.30pm, in the upstairs function room at The Lamb, 20 St John’s St, Devizes, SN10 1BT.

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Review of visitor moorings east of Devizes

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

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.

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Visitor moorings at Seend bottom lock shortened following complaint

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Following a complaint to K&A Manager Mark Evans, CRT has reduced the 48-hour visitor moorings below Seend bottom lock (lock 17) to the length recommended by the Kennet and Avon Visitor Mooring Review – Bath to Foxhangers in March 2015.

Despite a number of boaters contacting CRT about this, it took more than 7 months for the error to be corrected. The error was first reported to CRT in July 2016.

Earlier in 2016, CRT put up signs at the visitor moorings below lock 17 that extended these 48-hour visitor moorings by approximately 200 metres westward from the western end of the purpose-built length of visitor moorings right up to the culvert.

This was contrary to the Visitor Mooring Review, which recommended that this length of visitor mooring should be shortened so that it only covered the stretch with mooring rings. The remaining space should have reverted to 14 days in July 2015 for a trial period until September 2015.

This was done without any consultation with users which is contrary to CRT’s Short Term Moorings Framework for Change dated March 2015, which states on page 1 that before making any changes to visitor moorings, waterway managers should:

“Conduct quantitative monitoring of craft that use the mooring and local area over a length of time, taking into account various factors including time of day, time of year, weather and other such influencing factors

Consult with all those potentially affected by any changes, from local & visiting boaters to local retailers including marina operators and the hire boat industry

Pilot the potential changes over a period of time gathering data and feedback, allowing the proposals to be amended as required

Inform visitors and those affected of any changes in a meaningful, clear and consistent way that ensures confusion is avoided”.

There was no evidence that any of the above steps had been followed by CRT before making the change.

Although the complaint has been remedied, CRT has yet to explain either why the Short Term Moorings Framework for Change was not followed or provided proof that these steps were followed and that the evidence gathered justified the change that was made last year.

The correct location of the visitor moorings - from this point to the lock

The correct location of the visitor moorings – from this point to the lock

See also

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/crt-makes-changes-to-ka-visitor-moorings-without-consultation/

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/visitor-mooring-review-recommendations-to-be-trialled-from-july-to-october-send-your-comments-now/

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/liveaboards-secure-representation-in-bath-devizes-visitor-mooring-review/

http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/visitor-moorings-to-become-14-days-in-winter/

CRT makes changes to K&A visitor moorings without consultation

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

CRT’s Short Term Moorings Framework for Change published in March 2015 states that CRT will always consult users before making changes to visitor moorings, and also that any changes should be based on evidence of a need for the change that is being proposed. On the K&A, CRT has made changes to visitor moorings without any consultation at all and seemingly without any evidence that the changes are needed.

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Visitor mooring review recommendations to be trialled from July to October, send your comments now

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

As part of the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan, a review of visitor moorings between Bath and Devizes was carried out in February and March 2015. The review recommended a number of changes to the location and length of visitor moorings.

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No more “neighbourhoods” after 30th April

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

CRT has confirmed that the unworkable system of designating the western K&A into “neighbourhoods” is to end tomorrow.

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Visitor moorings to become 14 days in winter

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

CRT has released information about its new visitor mooring framework which confirms that most visitor moorings will revert to 14 days between 1st November and 31st March, unless there are strong reasons against this.

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Liveaboards secure representation in Bath – Devizes visitor mooring review

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

One of the actions in the K&A Interim 12-month Local Plan is a review of visitor moorings between Bath and Devizes. Liveaboard boaters without home moorings were informed that this review is taking place between January and March 2015, but were not invited to take part.

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K&A boaters action group next meeting 8th September, Devizes

Monday, September 1st, 2014

The next meeting of the K&A boaters action group will be next Monday 8th September at 7.30pm in Devizes.

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