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The Environment Agency are implementing a new Mooring Enforcement Policy. Read their Fact Sheet here and their FAQs here.

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS), at the request of the two companies concerned, has issued media releases and placed information on the BSS website supporting two manufacturer product recall alerts. Please click here for more info

Anglers given hefty fines for fishing without a licence! @Take note!!

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Urgent recall of LPG Regulator

Thinking of re-upholstering your boat? Read Fred Martins experience here

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Short report by Trevor Matthews of the recent Dinner/Dance. Including some frightening video! More

IMPORTANT WARNING

The BSS has issued a media release following the issue by MAIB of a ‘Safety Bulletin’ warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning on boats.

Please note that one of the key MAIB safety messages concerns the potential for canopies to allow poisonous gases to build up, quickly reaching fatal levels [..take a look at the video on the MAIB web link provided].

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The Club now has a Facebook presence! It’s a closed group entitled Swan Radcot Cruiser Club. Administered by Michelle Larkin.

The Great Thames Row

As you probably now by now Naomi Riches completed her marathon row in 6 secs under 48 hours. A new record

The club will be making a donation of £100 to In-Vision, Naomi Riches Charity.

Both Alan and I became very involved with organising the Club’s contribution to her effort and I can only say how very proud we both are of the fantastic response to the appeal for volunteers to man the locks etc. You made it possible for her to progress through the locks in an average of 3 - 4 minutes!!!

Once again shows what a great Club this is!

Jill (Sea Chimes ) has written a short account of our journey on the day! Read more…

New Lock and weir keeper positions announce by the Agency
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Article on CO2 alarms for boats found by Bob Timms Click here

A brief summary from the TNUF (Thames Navigation Users Forum) which I attended yesterday (22nd sep).

Enforcement:- Kingston Reach: 58 Checks carried out, 19 notices issued, 2 wrecks removed

Eynsham Reach:- unknown number checks, and notices issued.

Reading Reach;_ ongoing collaboration with Reading Borough Council. Some housing benefit being paid to itinerants which is going to the EA as licence fee.

4 Successful prosecutions.


CRT:- Much discussion on the CRT taking the EA navigation.  Ongoing discussions between EA and CRT to give information on the EA assets. Things like Flood risks and supply of drinking water to be taken into consideration. If CRT take over it will mean an immediate increase of 20% on our registration fee as at the moment we pay a registration fee which does not attract VAT.


New Pilot scheme:-

Pilot trial of a new web site to locate EA 24 hour visitor moorings. Lots of info on each mooring including any charges and ability to register your arrival and pay any fee required.

Intention is to gather more revenue for the EA from visiting moorers and monitor the sites.


 Have a look and see what you think

http://www.thamesvisitormoorings.co.uk/

Pump Outs:- Suggestion that fee for pump out will need to go up OR some may have to be removed in favour of using commercial ones  ( I pointed out that there are no commercial pump outs in our end of the river!)

I had a one to one discussion with Barry Russell, the new waterways manager, about the state of the river above Oxford.