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Trading from winter and visitor moorings

Following a meeting with the Roving Canal Traders Association (RCTA), trading on winter and visitor moorings was discussed. The following has been agreed.

Visitor moorings

Following a meeting with the Roving Canal Traders Association (RCTA), trading on visitor moorings on weekends and on Bank Holiday weekends was discussed. The RCTA raised that they were concerned that if adhering the 48 hour/2 day visitor mooring rule it would mean that authorised trading craft would not be able to trade fully on weekends/Bank Holidays. With this in mind we have agreed that on weekends/Bank Holiday only authorised traders on a visitor mooring will be allowed to :-

At weekends

Friday - Arrive at Visitor Mooring

Saturday - Trade

Sunday - Trade

Monday am - Leave the Visitor Mooring

At Bank Holiday weekends

Friday - Arrive at Visitor Mooring

Saturday - Trade

Sunday - Trade

Monday - Trade

Tuesday am - Leave the Visitor Mooring

On the Easter Bank Holiday weekend trade boats may arrive on Thursday and leave on Tuesday.

The Trust will ensure that our enforcement team and boating coordinators are aware of this agreement to ensure that trade boats do not receive extended stay charges on bank holidays.

Winter moorings

It has been agreed that in line with Planning Regulations also referred to as the ‘28 day rule’, we will allow compliant authorised business licence holders who secure a winter mooring to :

1. trade for 28 consecutive days
2. trade for 28 individual days over the period of the secured mooring.

For example : If a winter mooring is secured for one month only, an authorised trader could trade from that mooring for 28 consecutive days,  after which no further trading would be allowed to take place. If a winter mooring is secured for four months, within that four month period an authorised trade could trade for 28 individual days or a block of 28 days.

To enable us to monitor the situation and ensure that all traders are adhering to the 28 day rule we will ask for a declaration to be made by each trader that they will adhere to the planning regulations for trading.

An email requesting this declaration will be sent to each trader who secures a winter mooring.

Find further details on our winter moorings and details of how you can register for a winter mooring or contact us with regard to any queries.

Last date edited: 1 September 2015