Changes to Alvechurch Visitor Moorings

Detail

From Date: 24/04/2023 00:00

To Date: 31/10/2023 23:45 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Starts at: Alvechurch Visitor Moorings

Ends at: Alvechurch Visitor Moorings

Description

We are looking to trial some changes to the visitor moorings at Alvechurch, moving the visitor moorings northwards to accommodate operational moorings and formalise the community trip boat mooring.

The Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canal Society have applied to the Trust to formalise their home mooring near the bridge to facilitate the successful and safe operations of the trip boat.

At the same time, the Trust has been assessing operational sites, and have identified the importance of reserving space at Alvechurch with good access to the canal for loading materials. The area immediately north of Cecilia's proposed mooring is ideal for this. The land adjacent to the visitor moorings is not a public facility and is locked to prevent unauthorised use.

The proposed changes are as follows:

- Designate the mooring immediately north of Bridge 60 as a home for Cecilia.

- Designate the mooring alongside the access point as a reserved mooring for Trust operational and maintenance craft.

- Extend the visitor moorings to the north to ensure that no mooring spaces are lost for visitors to this popular area.

We'll be trialling the changes on site from 24th April until the end of October. If you'd like to feed back on the proposals, please send your comments to [email protected]