28 October 2017 – Lock closures timeline

The delayed closure of Molesey Lock  means there will only be a 23 day window between Bell Weir re-opening on 15 December and Molesey closing on 8 January – see timeline :

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27 October 2017 – Molesey Lock Works delayed

We have been advised by the EA that, due to operational and resource issues, winter works at Molesey Lock, originally slated for 30th October to 8th January will now start on 8th January 2018 and finish on 23rd March.
www.gov.uk/river-thames-conditions-closures-restrictions-and-lock-closures

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23 October 2017 – Clifton Lock Cut Restriction extended to 10th November

We have been advised by the EA that the reduced headroom at Clifton Lock cut bridge will continue until 10th November.

See ” River Restrictions” at top of right hand column on TMBA website.

 

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1st September 2017 – TMBA responds to EA consultation

The Environment Agency, who are the navigation authority for the non-tidal Thames, and other waterways including the River Medway and Anglian region, have been consulting with river users about proposed increases in charges for 2018.

The consultation closed yesterday and the TMBA has submitted a comprehensive and detailed response on behalf of its members. All members were canvassed for their views and over 40% responded. As well as answering specific questions posed by the consultation, the TMBA also took the opportunity to draw attention to many of the issues currently affecting enjoyment of the river by powered craft and other users.

A copy of the TMBA response has been sent to all members.

Membership of the TMBA is open to all those keeping or using a powered craft on the non-tidal River Thames and having a current EA licence to use the river.
Full details of membership can be found HERE

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12 June 2017 – Michael Gove appointed new Environment Minister

Another, and rather unexpected, Environment Minister with Michael Gove’s appointment to replace Andrea Leadsom who becomes Leader of the House. It would be nice to think he might take an interest in the waterways but we suspect there are other more pressing matters likely to take precedence !

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