The New Year sees CRT launch a new bookable visitor mooring site at Rembrandt Gardens in Little Venice, following positive feedback received during consultation on the Paddington Basin and Little Venice pool mooring proposals earlier this year.
CRT will be working with Bespoke Boating Solutions, a local independent mooring provider who will operate the mooring on a voluntary basis, to pilot the scheme until the summer.
Boaters will be able to book the mooring (free of charge) during the pilot scheme, although this will be reviewed for the summer season in line with the proposals made during the consultation. Bookings will only be possible online, up to one month in advance. The maximum stay time per booking during the pilot period will seven days, with no return within one calendar month. To ensure that all boaters get a fair chance to use the mooring when visiting the Paddington area, boats will be limited to 14 days use of the mooring each year
Sorwar Ahmed, boater liaison manager for London, said “I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to provide this service for boaters wishing to visit Paddington. It’s something we’ve been working on a for a while, so I’m delighted that Sarah Emmings at Bespoke Boating Solutions has agreed to operate the scheme voluntarily while we pilot it. I hope that this new mooring provides another option for those looking for short term moorings in London”.
The mooring, alongside Rembrandt Gardens in Browning’s Pool, will provide up to three berths, although these will be subject to size limitations. The first bookable moorings will be available from Monday 5th January 2015. The booking line will be open from 2nd January 2015 – for all enquiries and bookings please contact RembrandtGardens@gmail.com
National Press Officer, CRT