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News article created on 6 April 2016

Response to South East visitor mooring consultation

We've published the results of our consultation on proposals to introduce new visitor moorings along the Grand Union Canal at Berkhamsted and Marsworth.

As a result of the consultation the Trust will be implemeting the following changes on a trial basis:

In Berkhamsted boaters will be able to:

  • Moor for up to four hours beside Waitrose. This will be restricted to the hours of 7am – 9pm. Overnight mooring will be permitted.
  • The winding hole close to Berkhamsted station will be signed as ‘no mooring’
  • There will also be no mooring opposite the entrance to the dry dock  between bridge 141 and lock 54
  • All other sections of towpath will remain as 14 day and will continue to be monitored to ensure compliance with statutory boat movement requirements 

These changes will be implemented by summer 2016 and reviewed in 12 months.

At Marsworth the changes include:

  • Reinstating the mooring chains beside the customer service facility
  • Reinstating signage on the section of canal from the Aylesbury Arm junction to Bridge 131 to highlight angling and no mooring zones

Matthew Symonds, strategy and engagement manager (boating) at the Canal & River Trust, said: “This consultation has shown that people, be they boaters, residents or anyone who uses the towpath, have some very strong opinions about moorings, and that’s why it’s important to get a wide range of views when we’re thinking about making changes. 

“I’d like to thank everyone who got in touch to share their views.  Our aim is to make sure that the canal at Berkhamsted and Marsworth is a wonderful place that everyone has a chance to enjoy.”

Read the full consultation report