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News article created on 6 October 2014

Mooring sales consultation starts today

We're inviting people to take part in a consultation about how we sell our long-term moorings

The consultation will focus on the way we price, allocate and sell our long-term moorings. Proposed changes aim to give you a greater range of mooring options including flexible permit lengths. Currently, the majority of our mooring vacancies are publicised and sold by auction via our mooring sales website www.crtmoorings.com.

Jenny Whitehall, head of directly managed moorings at Canal & River Trust, said: “The Trust manages approximately 11% of the long-term moorings on its network. The profit generated from this business provides a valuable source of revenue for the Trust.

“The feedback we have received via our website shows that customers generally do not like the way we sell our moorings. Our aim therefore, is to improve the choice and flexibility of our moorings offer for both existing and potential customers and we would really value your views on the changes we’ve suggested”

A range of offers

We are not proposing to go back to a waiting list arrangement for allocating moorings, nor removing the auction system completely. We are however focused on providing a range of offers to suit location and market demand.

Long term moorings are directly managed and operated by us as part of our discretionary commercial business activities and therefore must comply with fair trading codes of practice and UK competition law at all times. We are duty bound to charge market prices for our long-term leisure and residential moorings.

View the full consultation

Please submit all comments and views by Monday 3 November 2014 by email to: mooring.updates@canalrivertrust.org.uk.