29th April 2021 – EA Briefing re Moorings Management

The EA have released a Boaters Briefing Paper regarding revised arrangements for management of their short term visitor moorings on the non tidal Thames.

It can be read or downloaded HERE

Boaters mooring on the non tidal Thames are advised to pay attention to local signage and ensure they are aware of terms and conditions applying to mooring at any location.
Failure to do so may result in penalistic charges for non compliance.

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22nd April 2021 – Happy Boating and New Members Offer

The TMBA hopes all Thames boaters and visitors will be able to enjoy a return to more normal boating for this coming season.
We continue to offer a seco
nd year  of free membership to the end of December 2022 for all membership applications approved, and the membership fee paid by 31st June 2021.

Just sign up for membership HERE

Want to know more about us first ? Visit the website at www.tmba.org.uk

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3rd March 2021 – UK Boating Use of Red Diesel

The UK Government has announced the outcome of consultation on taxation treatment of supply of red diesel.
In summary, the current arrangements continue and  private leisure craft will continue to be able to purchase red diesel whilst declaring the proportion used for propulsion.
“4.6 Following consultation, the government has decided to maintain the entitlement to use red diesel beyond April 2022 for all commercial boat operating industries, including but not limited to the fishing and inland water freight industries.
4.7 The government has therefore decided not to change the treatment of private pleasure craft in Great Britain, where they will continue to be able to use red diesel and pay their fuel supplier the difference between the red diesel rate and the white diesel rate on the proportion they intend to use for propulsion.”

Full Announcement available HERE

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19th November 2020 – EA Thames Registration Charges 2021

Received From EA National Navigation Team

Boat registration charges for 2021/22

We promised to communicate the outcome of our proposed Navigation (Boat Registration) charges for 2021/22 before the end of November.
We are pleased to confirm that following approval from Government, as proposed, our charges will remain the same for 2021/22 (therefore no increase in charges).

Delay in renewals being sent out to Thames customers

Due to the requirement to seek additional Government approval for our charges proposals this year, we have had to delay the mailing out of our renewals to Thames customers. These renewals are now due to be sent out w/c 7 December 2020.
There will be no delay in sending out Gold licence renewals, which will be sent out shortly.

Received From EA National Navigation Team

Boat registration charges for 2021/22

We promised to communicate the outcome of our proposed Navigation (Boat Registration) charges for 2021/22 before the end of November.
We are pleased to confirm that following approval from Government, as proposed, our charges will remain the same for 2021/22 (therefore no increase in charges).

Delay in renewals being sent out to Thames customers

Due to the requirement to seek additional Government approval for our charges proposals this year, we have had to delay the mailing out of our renewals to Thames customers. These renewals are now due to be sent out w/c 7 December 2020.
There will be no delay in sending out Gold licence renewals, which will be sent out shortly.

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EA Short Stay Moorings Contract Concerns
After many attempts to get more detailed information regarding the EA’s proposed Moorings management contract, river user representatives finally received draft copy of intended signage on 22nd October and were given until noon last Monday (26th) to comment..

The TMBA , together with other river user groups and supported by legal opinion from the RYA have submitted clear statements of our concerns. We await the EA’s response.
Full details have been sent directly to all TMBA members

The new arrangements are due to apply from today, Monday, 2nd November, but as far as we are aware no notices have yet been displayed and we have categoric assurance from the EA that no penalty action will be taken before appropriate signage is in place.

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