The EA / DE needs to get a grip on the moorings ?

Scapegoat

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Travelling downriver last week there were lots of spaces on moorings -Egham towpath, Staines, Laleham, Shepperton, LL Lawn, Weybridge, Walton towpath.
The only “regular” moorers I noticed were Amadeus and Sexy Beast, both at Walton towpath and Bairns Pride on Desborough Island.
Really was quite good to see fewer abuses of short term moorings ?

Also noticed a few boats on the new private moorings at Doyle Carte Island
 

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Indeed, it is great that Doyle Carte Island is being used again and hope that all those empty pontoons on the far side from Shepperton become available again.

Good to hear things are getting quieter as I have been away from the Thames for a few weeks and look forward to a cruise down to Laleham soon for lunch at the Three Horseshoes.

Amadeus was looking in splendid the last time I saw her and he has done a really nice job of the restoration over the past few years.
 

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Just seen on Twitter

Maria Herlihy EA

we carried out Registration checks on vessels moored at Cherry Orchard Gardens West Molesey.
35 vessels checked and 29 booked unregistered.
4 sect 16 notices served and
4 No Name Notices served.
2 vessels given advice and guidance for excessive wash

https://t.co/I28OjL03N1
 
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Parabordi

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and thats the last you will hear about it, too expensive to go to court and folks know it
 

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Just seen on Twitter

Maria Herlihy EA

we carried out Registration checks on vessels moored at Cherry Orchard Gardens West Molesey.
35 vessels checked and 29 booked unregistered.
4 sect 16 notices served and
4 No Name Notices served.
2 vessels given advice and guidance for excessive wash

https://t.co/I28OjL03N1

Could be a turning of the screw!

That is a lot of boats booked for non-registration - not sure why they have been missed in the previous 10 months?

This is probably the first use of Section 16 of the 2010 IWO and is a small step forward (This allows EA to remove unregistered from the Thames)

No name - unmarked vessels are exceedingly difficult to enforce! A good step forward.

And just in case you think I am EA friendly I have attached the details of my recent complaint which EA are investigating - all are personal observations and not just reports.
 

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Travelling downriver last week there were lots of spaces on moorings -Egham towpath, Staines, Laleham, Shepperton, LL Lawn, Weybridge, Walton towpath.
The only “regular” moorers I noticed were Amadeus and Sexy Beast, both at Walton towpath and Bairns Pride on Desborough Island.
Really was quite good to see fewer abuses of short term moorings ?

Also noticed a few boats on the new private moorings at Doyle Carte Island
Bairns Pride, still there - February 2024.
 
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