New Moorings Policy

October 17, 2017

New Moorings Policy
The Vale of White Horse District Council are starting to get serious on their new moorings policy introduced earlier in 2017.
New Moorings Policy
The policy tries to ensure that visitors are welcome but don’t overstay their welcome, and to give moorings to residents on an annual basis. The penalty notice picture above was on St Helen’s Wharf.

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  • 1. Chris John  |  October 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Hopefully they will also deal with the junk yard that has appeared on the site of the old Red Line Marina fuel pumps. The smell there is disgusting and I’m not sure if it’s the owners of the vessels there or the junk. A real mess

  • 2. Deedee  |  October 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I totally concur Chris, it’s a disgusting state of affairs, I see it from the other side of the river while walking my dog, why has it been allowed to happen ? It’s a filthy mess and gives such a poor impression of the gateway to Abingdon, the sooner those barges are moved on the better!

  • 3. ppjs  |  October 18, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    My guess is that a lot of these problems are result of staff shortages following cuts to Council budgets. When people vote for lower taxation, this is one of the results.

    Amenities of all kinds have to be paid for and nobody relishes and extra penny or two on income tax across the board. It would be a big increase in percentage terms and it would be political suicide in this country at present. So instead, we have cuts.

    Do the maths…

  • 4. Lyle Lanley  |  October 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Or maybe the people making the mess could clean up after themselves..

    You know, personal responsibility that comes with being an adult and all that…

    Sadly something this is lacking in a lot of people these days.

  • 5. Deedee  |  October 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Not much chance of that happening Lyle, have you seen the itinerants living on them? The phrase pigs in #### comes to mind !

  • 6. ppjs  |  October 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Of course people should tidy up after themselves.

    Pigs, by the way, are pretty tidy and clean animals.

  • 7. Daniel  |  October 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I think there might be enough to go round, without ‘cuts’, or extra taxation….if the unnecessary expenditure were dealt with first…

    Consultants? What’s ask that about? Especially when they don’t deliver. That would be a good place to save a few quid.

  • 8. Mark H  |  October 25, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I think that you might find that these penalty notices do not come from the District Council but from the Environment Agency as those boats served do not display a valid 2017 licence.

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