Boater facilities at Tumbling Bay, Ware, River Lee

Published: 11:57AM Feb 25th, 2011
By: Janet Richardson

 

PASSING boaters who have been using the sanitary station at Tumbling Bay on the River Lee at Ware, Herts, can find alternative facilities at Fieldes Weir or Hertford Basin.

From today (Friday 25 February) only authorised moorers with a special access key can use the Tumbling Bay station.

 

According to a statement issued by British Waterways in response to boaters’ concerns, these facilities were installed for the use of long-term residential boaters with mooring permits for Tumbling Bay who pay a mooring fee to be able to have access.

In the past few years other boaters have also been using the facility and following persistent reports of mis-use and escalating cleaning costs, British Waterways is restricting use to authorised moorers.

The statement adds: “The facility has now been removed from boaters’ guides to the area, and cruising boaters are being made aware of other facilities they can use in the area.

"Following concerns from some boaters, and in order to give time for those boaters who have come to depend on the Tumbling Bay sanitary station to make alternative arrangements, the new arrangement will now start from 25th February 2011. The nearest BW facilities open to all boaters are at Fieldes Weir or Hertford Basin.

"Boaters without home moorings are reminded that their licence requires them to cruise continuously, not staying in the same place for more than 14 days.” 

 

Current Issue: Nov 2014

Issue Nov 2014

♦ 438 boats for sale
♦ Boaters petition CRT over speeding cyclists
♦ Making waves at Maesbury
♦ Landmark celebrations at Parkhead Festival
♦ The pros and cons of composting loos
 

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale:

Issue 109

Issue 109
Nov 2014

The UK's Number One read for all waterways users

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Read on-line

What type of toilet do you have on your boat

Pump out
Cassette
Composting

View results without voting

Other News

Birmingham film shortlisted for award

A FILM featuring Birmingham has made the shortlist in the Best Factual Programme category in the Royal Television Sociey Midlands Centre ...

Read More »

Montgomery Canal towpath improvements

WORK has started on a £260,000 project to improve the towpath along the Montgomery Canal to make it more attractive ...

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

Heritage Commercials magazine The Railway magazine Aviation Classics

Follow towpathtalk on Twitter

Advertising Deadline:

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

Advertisements

Advertisements

Advertisements