More moorings for London's waterways

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2021

THE result of the London Mooring Strategy is more moorings for boaters in the capital.

Paddington3Canal & River Trust maintain it is to invest a further £190,000 to continue with customer service facility improvements, installing new mooring rings together with water points, bin stores, and boater waste facilities. The extra extra mooring rings being completed by the end of the year.

Dredging survey work

In addition is has promised to undertake dredging survey work and wall inspections in the spring and laying down plans for the new customer service facilities, including onsite investigations, service searches, and developing specifications for the sites. 

The Strategy, which was published in 2018 to help manage the increasing demand for boating in the capital, acknowledged that if boat numbers continued to rise then additional measures would need to be investigated to ensure the waterways are managed safely and are available fairly for everyone.

Regents CanalCollaborative effort

Ros Daniels, Canal & River Trust Regional Director, pointed out:

“The London Mooring Strategy is a collaborative effort between the Trust, boaters, and other waterway stakeholders, to facilitate best use of London’s increasingly busy waterspace for all types of boating.  Over the past few years we’ve been able to put into place a number of improvements suggested by those who use the capital’s canals, and we hope that’s gone some way to making the London boating experience smoother."

Mooring improvements already made as part of the London Mooring Strategy to fairly share waterspace between different types of boater:

Little VeniceEight new long-term moorings created and a further 25 in development.
Low-impact living: development of Eco Mooring Zone in Islington.
Six new pre-bookable visitor moorings on former commercial boat moorings in Paddington Basin.
New trade moorings at Sweetwater, East Wick, Stratford Waterfront.
Winter moorings offered in outer London to protect central London for cruising boats.

For a full list of progress on ‘you said, we did’ changes:

London Mooring Strategy