View Poll Results: As a boater, are you satisfied with management of non tidal Thames

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    33 82.50%
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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
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    Medway
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    From an outsiders point of view.
    £200.00 to get the boat from Rochester to Teddington.
    A helpful and friendly relaxed welcome on arrival at Teddington.
    Pay a not unreasonable amount of money to stay on the Thames for 35ft boat (£90.00) , even compared to a Easy Jet cheapo airflight to just about anywhere.
    Bargain priced overnight mooring at Teddington.£7.00 Try parking your car for 24 hours at that price and you will soon find the bailiffs at your front door.
    Nice slow cruise all the way up to Hampton Court. A few farthings for fuel and FREE Moorings.
    30 secs registering boat on arrival.
    Visit Hampton Court. £70.00. Evening meal at local Indian feeding the 5000. Over £150. Plus a bit of food shopping.
    Free fill of water after self service at Molesley lock, No delay, no drama quite enjoyable experience actually.
    Nice slow cruise to Runnymeade.
    Fuel a few Farthings.........
    Evening at Italian Resturant .Joined by 6 other RCC boats............A smallish fortune.
    Morning spent at Free park and Free splash pool.
    Off to Cookham.
    Slow cruise to Cookham.Free Mooring.
    See above for fuel.
    Might have been one lock on self service,Boulters ?, non issue, recall enjoying to assist hire boat with french crew through the routine.
    Mooring on meadow due to long term barge/narrowboats on wall.
    3 nights at the outrageous price of £7.00 per night.
    Evening meal at local pub with Broom owner at around £35.00 per head.
    Several visits to local shops for refreshments and a little food.
    Stand in stunned amazement at local house prices.

    Return down stream to Lady Lyndsies .
    All locks manned .
    Visit local shops for refreshments .
    Against all local laws have BBQ.
    Back to Teddington.Did we pay another £7.00....probably.
    Through Richmond and into
    St.Kats for two days.
    2 nights and power £180.00. Grub for two around another £80.00.
    Local shop for refreshments.
    Fuel home. £150.00.


    Some of the above is fairly accurate,some of it possibly accurate.

    At no time was the trip marred by anything that we came across during the visit.
    A wonderful place to enjoy and take pleasure in visiting, EA charges are minimal compared to external costs.
    Last edited by oldgit; 08-09-19 at 08:26.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Marlow
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    66

    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    I would pay more for my license fee if I thought that EA service would improve but it wouldn't.
    Would they cut back the trees that overhang the navigation as is needed below Boulters? would they carry out any dredging? would they force the non license payers to pay? would they do something about the increasing number of liveaboards that mostly never use pump outs? would they at least maintain the current manning levels at locks? etc etc .... I don't think so.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Berkshire
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquafan View Post
    .......Would they cut back the trees that overhang the navigation as is needed below Boulters?
    My understanding is the trees belong to the land owner not the EA.
    The Zen Master said "we'll see"

  4. #14
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    Jun 2013
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    Wargrave
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big John View Post
    My understanding is the trees belong to the land owner not the EA.
    If that is the case (as I believe as well), can anyone force the landowner to cut back fallen trees and branches?

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Sussex
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom2 View Post
    If that is the case (as I believe as well), can anyone force the landowner to cut back fallen trees and branches?
    AFAIK - no
    The riparian landowner is Maidenhead council - why don't you ask them?

  6. #16
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    Jul 2001
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    Just a few cables from Boulters Lock
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom2 View Post
    If that is the case (as I believe as well), can anyone force the landowner to cut back fallen trees and branches?
    If the EA consider the trees to be obstructing navigation and the landowner does not take action then the EA have the power to carry out the work themselves and reclaim the costs from the landowner.
    i have asked both RBWM and the EA to take action on several occasions but still no action.
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    Last edited by boatone; 08-09-19 at 16:26.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
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    244

    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thanes?

    Even if the land is the responsibility of the landowner it is surely the EA who must ensure safety of navigation and impel the riparian to take action. (we live in hope!!).

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thanes?

    Definitely dissatisfied. I get the impression the EA is either grossly undermanned (no patrols and shortage of lock keepers) , and/or totally disinterested in enforcing it's own regulations. - perhaps just bone idle and lacking leadership.
    The general ambience of the river has declined sharply over the past five years or so, littered with unkempt vessels and poorly maintained navigation.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Woking
    Posts
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thanes?

    Yes dissatisfied but also realise the limits that the EA have placed on them re budgets etc.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Bucks
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    As the only direct descendant of the Man after whom the saying Nail your colours to the mast is attributed, I'll nail mine.
    After a very recent trip to Oxford and being "disappointed" with the number of unlicensed and unnamed boats we saw, no, I'm not happy with the management of the Thames. Why do I pay??? And why do I use pump out when this lot don't.
    Tin hat and flak jacket on.

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